Company co-founded by Faculty of Mathematics alumni using AI to predict next pandemic

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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An interdisciplinary team of Waterloo alumni and researchers are developing an AI-powered surveillance system to detect future pandemics.

GoodLabs Studio, a company with strong ties to the University of Waterloo, is advancing the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to alert healthcare authorities with real-time, data-driven insights for decision-making to prevent a future pandemic.

The company was co-founded by Thomas Lo (BMath ’94) and created a special division to tackle the pandemic detection research project.

The research team includes Paul Gege, the project’s lead software innovation engineer, who is a master’s candidate in the Cheriton School of Computer Science working on human-computer interaction with the HCI Lab.

Read more in the feature article in Waterloo News.