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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Q and A with the experts: the efficacy of tracing apps

Urs Hengartner

Tracing apps are here, many people have them on their phones already, and governments are endorsing them in every part of Canada – but do they work?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

We remember Professor Emeritus Peter Ponzo

Peter Ponzo

We are sad to share the news that Peter Ponzo passed away peacefully on July 5, 2020 after a battle with bone cancer.

Peter became an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo in 1964. Peter was known for his ability to make calculus so simple and logical. “His lectures were something to behold,” said Ron Dunkley, once Associate Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics. “He was a fabulous teacher with a beautiful way of expressing calculus.”

Friday, July 10, 2020

Four professors awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

Marcus Hofert, Sergey Gorbonov, Gautam Kamath and Jian Zhao

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science professor Marius Hofert and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science professors Sergey Gorbonuv, Gautum Kamath and Jian Zhao have each been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS).

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Many remember Professor John Cabeen Beatty

John Beatty on Gabriola Island

John Cabeen Beatty III (November 27, 1947 – July 2, 2020)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New unit heads in the Faculty of Mathematics

Mark Giesbrecht, Jochen Koenemann and Raouf Boutaba

In addition to a new dean in the Faculty of Mathematics starting on July 1, we welcomed two new unit heads. Jochen Koenemann returns as chair of the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and Raouf Boutaba becomes the eighth director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.

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