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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to Success - The Unlikely Entrepreneur

Sam Pasupalak and Bill Gates

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying t-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he got past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

Gladimir Baranoski and Spencer Van Leeuwen in Baranoski's office

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

Games Institute logo

A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Waterloo has identified three basic video game player traits that will help to make game design more personalized and more effectively motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Professor Christopher Batty: A computer scientist who makes incredibly satisfying computer animations

Christopher Batty

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges and to make realistic animated films that blow your mind.

An article by Mirjam Guesgen excerpted from Motherboard, a multi-platform multimedia publication.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Analyzing the meta data of Hillary Clinton’s emails

Data visualization of Hilary Clinton emails sent/received times as provided by Wikileaks

Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a hot topic. A University of Waterloo professor and senior undergraduate student have now built a tool to analyze the contents of the server.

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