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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Researchers in the Faculty of Mathematics part of NRC collaboration

Sandra Banks, Feridun Hamdullahpur, and two NRC representatives

On June 21, 2019, the University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced a new innovation collaboration on campus. The Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity will develop expertise to further research in these areas nationally and internationally. 

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. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Cameron Stewart named CMS Second Inaugural Class of Fellows

Canadian Mathematical Society logo

At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019, the CMS will recognize Cameron Stewart as part of the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows.

One of 11 of the 2019 fellows, Stewart has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Read the rest of the story.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Meet the lawyer disrupting her profession

Digital gavel

She has been called the most dangerous lawyer in America for her research and advocacy on technology-assisted review (TAR).

Maura R. Grossman is a practicing attorney in New York. In 2016, she joined the University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science to further her research on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to the field of law. Her ground-breaking research has some people in the legal community feeling pretty threatened. Learn more about Maura Grossman.

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