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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

New app prevents you from losing your phone

Graphical depiction of the acoustic signal and echo reaching the mobile phone

A new app for Android phones can warn users when they are about to forget their device.

Chaperone uses a sonar-type method known as “active acoustic sensing” to detect a smartphone owner’s movements and locks the phone while alerting the owner when detecting a situation that could lead to loss.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Spinoff secures $5-million USD to decode antibodies for potential treatments for COVID-19 and other illnesses

Bin Ma

A world-leading University of Waterloo spinoff company, that decodes blood samples for potential treatments for illnesses like cancer and COVID-19, is expanding operations with the help of a $5-million USD investment.

Bin Ma, a University of Waterloo computer science professor who cofounded Rapid Novor in 2015, says the company’s technology is the most advanced in the world when it comes to deciphering the complex workings of antibody proteins, a process called sequencing.

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, November 26, 2019

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization

Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Three faculty named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

Three Faculty of Mathematics researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

The Faculty of Mathematics' new RSC fellows and members are:

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