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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to Success - The Unlikely Entrepreneur

Sam Pasupalak and Bill Gates

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying t-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he got past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

Gladimir Baranoski and Spencer Van Leeuwen in Baranoski's office

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

Srinivasan Keshav

Coupling bikeshare with public transit could be an important component when trying to increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. 

In their study, researchers from Waterloo explored the most efficient size of a bike pool that would ensure enough bikes would be available to commuters who sign up for a share program.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PhD alumnus Ricardo Baeza-Yates receives Ángela Ruiz Robles Award

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, a University of Waterloo PhD computer science alumnus, has received the Ángela Ruiz Robles Award for research excellence and entrepreneurship in computer engineering.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Canada brings home hardware from first trip to European Girls’ Mathematical Oympiad

The first-ever Canadian team to compete in the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) returned home this month with three medals and an honourable mention.

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