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Monday, April 25, 2022

Waterloo startup SkyWatch is using satellite imagery to protect the planet

Roland Sing

When Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas in the Fall of 2019, Waterloo-based satellite imagery startup SkyWatch was quick to assist the reeling nation.

The company gave relief agencies emergency access to its vast satellite image datasets. This enabled these organizations to survey the damage in real-time and coordinate their response accordingly.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Applied Mathematics professor Michael Waite is helping weather forecasters and climatologists make more accurate and localized predictions

Michael Waite

Climate change is making wild weather increasingly common—and raising the stakes for weather forecasters.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Waterloo alum Erik Demaine publishes mathematical proof on infinite folds

Erik Demaine

Erik Demaine (PhD ’02) and a team of researchers, including his father, have published a proof on a geometric problem involving infinite folds.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Software engineering grad tackles the housing crisis

Bilal Akhtar

When Bilal Akhtar graduated from Waterloo’s software engineering program in 2019 he saw a bright future ahead. Not only had he landed a dream job at Cockroach Labs, a database company where he interned during his undergraduate degree, but he also led the company’s expansion to create a Toronto-based office.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive grant from Meta to build the metaverse

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao

L to R: Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao. 

Daniel Vogel, an associate professor and Cheriton Faculty Fellow in the School of Computer Science, and Jian Zhao, an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, were named among a select group of researchers in a recent funding announcement from Reality Labs Research.

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