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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Two mathematics faculty members named Canada Research Chairs

Jun Liu and Karen Yeats recognized for research excellence

Faculty members Jun Liu and Karen Yeats have been named Canada Research Chairs, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada Research Chairs Program. Jun is chairholder for his work in Hybrid Systems and Control, and Karen is chairholder for her work in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Small c Math Contest 2015

Last Friday, September 25, was a beautiful sunny evening but over 475 first and second year students still showed up to write the Fifteenth Annual Small c Mathematics Competition. This is a record number of participants!

Congratulations go to the following top-performing students.

1st year students: Chun Ho Lau and Anqi (Joyce) Yang

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Velocity Fund Finals: Math highlights!

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards at least $115,000 in money to winners. To read more about the Velocity Fund Finals, please visit their website.

At the Velocity Fund Finals, Spring 2015, the following students from the Math faculty pitched their ideas:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Putnam Results 2014

Putnam team

The University of Waterloo team did extremely well in the 2014 Putnam Competition, finishing in 4th place.

Pictured, from left to right: Dean Ian Goulden, 2014 Waterloo Putnam team members Daniel Spivak and Sam Eisenstat, with coach Prof. Stephen New.

The top 5 universities:

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