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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Waterloo teams shine at East Central North America International Collegiate Programming Contest

International Collegiate Programming Contest

All Waterloo teams performed exceptionally well at the East Central North America International Collegiate Programming Contest, held on Saturday, March 6, including taking the top spot. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Computer Science and Mathematics star in global subject rankings

Davis Centre

The University of Waterloo finds itself amongst the top universities in Canada and around the world, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) worldwide university subject rankings.

Computer Science remains Waterloo’s top-rated subject internationally, ranking 23. Mathematics ranks 35 globally, joining Computer Science in the top 100 this year along with 12 other Waterloo programs. Mathematics and Computer Science are two of three university subjects in the top 50 globally.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Changing Direction

Jaqui Parchment

Like many first-generation Canadians, Jaqui Parchment (BMath ’87) and her parents struggled financially when they moved here from Jamaica. “My parents couldn’t find work in their field,” she shared. “At the time, if you studied actuarial science, you were guaranteed a job because the demand was so high.” Parchment had a natural aptitude for mathematics, so she enrolled in the actuarial science program at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Sergey Gorbunov raises $3.75 million USD for Axelar, his blockchain start-up

Star graphic

Axelar, a decentralized network that connects application builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users, has raised $3.75 million USD in seed funding from Silicon Valley investors, including DCVC, a San Francisco–based venture capital firm specializing in deep tech, and notable blockchain companies and investors such as Binance X, Lemniscap, Collab+Currency, North Island Ventures, Divergence Ventures, Cygni Labs, and others.

Monday, November 16, 2020

mmTag, toward a battery-free 5G networking device

Mohammad Mazaheri and Alex Chen

The main difference between current wireless networks and 5G networks comes down to two words — speed and latency.

5G networks are expected to be up to 100 times faster than current networks. And at that speed, 5G drastically cuts latency when connecting to the network, the lag between instructing a computer to perform a task and its execution. One thing we know with certainty — by delivering mountains of data at warp speed wirelessly, the impact of 5G will be enormous and it will be felt across all sectors of society.

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