News archive - April 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Computer science researchers use machine learning to understand substance abuse

Enamul Haque

In developing countries, people with substance-abuse issues can sometimes face shame and find it difficult to get help.

Now, a research team is using machine learning and anonymized data to get a clearer picture of the underlying factors that influence tendencies to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Waterloo startup SkyWatch is using satellite imagery to protect the planet

Roland Sing

When Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas in the Fall of 2019, Waterloo-based satellite imagery startup SkyWatch was quick to assist the reeling nation.

The company gave relief agencies emergency access to its vast satellite image datasets. This enabled these organizations to survey the damage in real-time and coordinate their response accordingly.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Double degree student Karl Zhu awarded Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General

Karl Zhu and Governor General Mary Simon

Karl Zhu, a double degree student in computer science and business, was awarded a prestigious medal to recognize his ongoing efforts as a volunteer.

The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers is an annual award that recognizes exceptional dedication to community service.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Applied Mathematics professor Michael Waite is helping weather forecasters and climatologists make more accurate and localized predictions

Michael Waite

Climate change is making wild weather increasingly common—and raising the stakes for weather forecasters.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Layton Lab releases new videos in latest work on knowledge translation and research communications

Anita Layton

The Layton Lab is producing videos to communicate research impact to a broad, non-academic audience.

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