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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. 

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Batteryless smart devices closer to reality

Wang and Abari demonstrate their Internet of Things hack at a computer.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.

These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate without a battery it lowers maintenance costs and allows the device to be placed in areas that are off the grid.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Interdisciplinary team, led by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan, creates new software to support surface water monitoring and modelling

Woman crouched in stream collecting a water sample/

Studying how human activities and naturally occurring phenomena have an impact on the environment is critical for effective management. Environmental monitoring and modelling are two fundamental practices to help in understanding, predicting and effectively managing these activities and impacts.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Virginia first state to use technology-assisted review to classify publicly released Kaine Administration emails

Maura Grossman and Gord Cormack

Technology-assisted review (TAR) — an automated process used to select and prioritize documents for review, pioneered by Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack — was used for the first time by a state archive to classify emails from the administration of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for release to the public.

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