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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Computer science researchers use machine learning to understand substance abuse

Enamul Haque

In developing countries, people with substance-abuse issues can sometimes face shame and find it difficult to get help.

Now, a research team is using machine learning and anonymized data to get a clearer picture of the underlying factors that influence tendencies to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Layton Lab releases new videos in latest work on knowledge translation and research communications

Anita Layton

The Layton Lab is producing videos to communicate research impact to a broad, non-academic audience.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive grant from Meta to build the metaverse

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao

L to R: Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao. 

Daniel Vogel, an associate professor and Cheriton Faculty Fellow in the School of Computer Science, and Jian Zhao, an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, were named among a select group of researchers in a recent funding announcement from Reality Labs Research.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Applied mathematicians using math models to understand cancer drug

Pill bottle

Researchers in the Department of Applied Mathematics are using computer-simulated drug trials to provide clinicians with insights on a promising cancer treatment.

The drug, called metformin, has traditionally been prescribed for diabetes but has been used in clinical settings as a cancer treatment in recent years.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Computer scientists creating new search system to limit health misinformation

Person typing on a laptop with hovering social media icons

Researchers from the Cheriton School of Computer Science are working on new systems that increase the correctness and reliability of health-related searches.

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