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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.

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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

The 40,000th Faculty of Mathematics alumnus will cross the stage today

A graduate smiles with his diploma after the ceremony

Today over the course of two ceremonies, the Faculty of Mathematics added 1,286 alumni for a total of 40,750 in more than 100 countries. We also gave out one award for leadership, one Doctoral Prize, had two valedictorians, handed out six medals, and three Honorary Doctor of Mathematics degrees.

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