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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New technique developed to detect autism in children

Young boy outside

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.

In a study led by the University of Waterloo, researchers characterized how children with ASD scan a person’s face differently than a neuro-typical child. Based on the findings, the researchers were able to develop a technique that considers how a child with ASD gaze transitions from one part of a person’s face to another.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ian Goldberg named Canada Research Chair

Professor Ian Goldberg

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science researcher Ian Goldberg has been named a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Making homes smart could become easier

Graphic showing smartphone held up in front of a house

Making your house “smart” could soon become cheaper and easier, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Their recent study describes an approach that can be used to deploy, for the first time, battery-free sensors into a home using existing WiFi networks. Previous attempts to use battery-free sensors ran into some obstacles making the efforts impractical. These hurdles include the need to modify existing WiFi access points, challenges with security protocols, and the need to use energy-hungry components.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Math students build massive 4D polytope model

Part of an omnitruncated dodecaplex built with Zometools

Join Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics on Friday, Jan. 25, as we build a larger-than-life 3D projection of a 4D polytope model

This mathematical artifact, called an omnitruncated dodecaplex, will be built by student volunteers.

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