Math researchers part of $64 million investment in research infrastructure from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Team works on machine learning neural network technology on large screenToday the Government of Canada, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced an investment of $64 million in research infrastructure to support 251 projects at 40 universities across the country. This initiative specifically invests in research addressing some of the world’s most urgent issues, including public health, technological advancement, and the climate crisis. Twenty-three projects at the University of Waterloo are receiving funding through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Among these projects, five are led or co-led by professors from the Faculty of Mathematics:

CPU-GPU Enabled Computational Modelling of the Coastal Oceans – Marek Stastna (Applied Mathematics), co-applicants Kevin Lamb (Applied Mathematics) and Francis Poulin (Applied Mathematics)

A Data-informed Model for Predicting Kidney Outcomes – Anita Layton (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Pharmacy, and Biology), co-applicant Raouf Boutaba (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science)

Developing Photoacoustic Remote Sensing (PARS) for Next Generation Real-time Medical Imaging In-Situ – Parsin Haji Rez (Systems Design Engineering), co-applicant Anita Layton (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Pharmacy, and Biology)

Human-machine Collaborative Visual Data Exploration and Analytics – Jian Zhao (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science)

Timely and Privacy-preserving Threat Intelligence using Machine Learning – Raouf Boutaba (David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science)

For more information about the JELF funding and the CFI’s larger research infrastructure investment, see the University of Waterloo’s main coverage of the investment here and the official CFI press release here.

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