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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

Achim Kempf with the Pope
Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WiCS receives 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award

Saadiya Desai, Helen (Shiqi) Yang, Anna Lorimer, Arshia Mufti, Fatema Boxwala, Professor Jo Atlee

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo’s Equity Committee has awarded a 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award to Women in Computer Science — a group of dedicated undergrad students, graduate students and faculty members that promotes women who are interested in studying computer science and who are pursuing careers in computing.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Waterloo encourages high school girls to Think About Math!

Mubina Chunari speaking to high school students at Think About Math!

At 14, Mubina Chunari hadn’t chosen her dream job, but she knew she loved math. At the time, she couldn’t figure out how to make a living by loving math and it was holding her back. The only adults she’d met with careers in math were either university professors or her own teachers. Although teaching interested her, she wanted a career outside of academics that would fit more into her personal growth goals.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Optimization techniques guide surgeons at SickKids

A section of an infant’s skull cut, cut and reshaped into a natural curve

Waterloo graduate student David Qian, under the guidance of the Faculty of Mathematics’ Ricardo Fukasawa and Jochen Koenemann, introduced optimization techniques based on integer and dynamic programming to surgeons at SickKids hospital. By applying mathematical optimization algorithms, Qian and team advised doctors on the best surgical cut points to minimize the volume-difference between the surgically modified skull, and an ideal skull.

Friday, April 6, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

Panel discussion featuring Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.

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