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Thursday, June 20, 2019

University of Waterloo among founding members of Algorand Foundation’s Global University Program

Sergey Gorbunov and Srinivasan Keshav

The University of Waterloo has joined other leading universities around the world to support the Algorand Foundation’s Global University Program.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

App will protect confidential data when crossing borders

Padlock around a smartphone

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a novel method to help travellers protect sensitive information from border control agents.

The system is being developed into an app called “Shatter Secrets” by Erinn Atwater, who is the research director of the not-for-profit Open Privacy, an organization dedicated to understanding, researching and serving the privacy needs of marginalized and highly targeted at-risk communities. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues win best paper award at NeurIPS 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Shai Ben-David, his former PhD student Hassan Ashtiani, now an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, along with colleagues Christopher Liaw, Abbas Mehrabian and Yaniv Plan, have received a best paper award at NeurIPS 2018, the 32ndAnnual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Waterloo programmers earn top spots in programming competition

ACM logo

Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) over the weekend. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

Pollution from smoke stacks

Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

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