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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.

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

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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. 

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