News archive - February 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Applied mathematicians using math models to understand cancer drug

Pill bottle

Researchers in the Department of Applied Mathematics are using computer-simulated drug trials to provide clinicians with insights on a promising cancer treatment.

The drug, called metformin, has traditionally been prescribed for diabetes but has been used in clinical settings as a cancer treatment in recent years.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Celebrating the contributions of Black mathematicians

Black mathematicians

Mathematics has historically been a multicultural project. It is a constantly evolving discipline that requires a diverse set of viewpoints and outlooks to grow.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Master’s student Cheryl Lao receives 2022 Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

Cheryl Lao

Cheryl Lao, a master’s student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is one of 16 recipients across North America and one of four from Canada to receive a 2022 Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. As a recipient of this prestigious award, she will receive $10,000 USD for education expenses and a year-long Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Computer science-linked spinoff hits $1 billion valuation

Sergey Gorbunov

Axelar, a decentralized network that connects application builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users, has successfully completed a $35 million USD Series B funding round, bringing its market valuation to $1 billion USD and making it the newest Waterloo-linked unicorn.

Friday, February 18, 2022

CPI part of consortium awarded major grant to lead Canada's new cybersecurity network

N Asokan

The Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) is among a select few organizations involved in Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN).

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