Women were the first computers — the people who performed complex mathematical calculations with pencil and chalk — and later, as the field of computer science emerged, they were the first programmers.
On December 9 at a special Dean’s reception hosted by Stephen Watt, Dorette Pronk, Chair of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Competitions Committee, announced that the 2018 Canadian Olympiad team will train at the University of Waterloo.
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.
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: