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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New technique developed to detect autism in children

Young boy outside

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.

In a study led by the University of Waterloo, researchers characterized how children with ASD scan a person’s face differently than a neuro-typical child. Based on the findings, the researchers were able to develop a technique that considers how a child with ASD gaze transitions from one part of a person’s face to another.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

19 Math Faculty members received Outstanding Performance Award

Congratulations to the 19 researchers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have been awarded a 2018 Outstanding Performance Award announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost Jim Rush.

Applied Mathematics

  • Anita Layton
  • Achim Kempf
  • Xinzhi Liu

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing

  • Steven Furino

Combinatorics and Optimization

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ian Goldberg named Canada Research Chair

Professor Ian Goldberg

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science researcher Ian Goldberg has been named a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

READI project gets set to go on co-op education in Indonesia

READI and Prasetiya Mulya University signing the agreement

The Risk Management, Economic Sustainability and Actuarial Science (READI) Project has helped launch a government initiative launched in April that regulates the implementation of co-operative education in Indonesia.

This initiative is part of the work that READI, housed in Waterloo’s Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, has been undertaking in Indonesia.

Read the full article on the Daily Bulletin

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Chao Qi (George) Li, wins of the 2019 Samuel Eckler Medal in Actuarial Science

Chao Qi Li accepting the medal

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to announce Chao Qi (George) Li as the winner of the Samuel Eckler Medal in Actuarial Science.

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