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  1. Dec. 14, 2017Expert Advisory: FCC vote on net neutrality

    Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to speak to the media about today’s vote on net neutrality by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

    Martin Karsten — Computer Science

    Martin Karsten is an associate professor in Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science. He has conducted research on the technical aspects of net neutrality. His area of expertise includes network protocols, Internet architecture, and computer systems software.

  2. Dec. 12, 2017Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

    Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

  3. Dec. 11, 2017Battery research could triple range of electric vehicles

    New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

    The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

    “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their electric vehicles,” said Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate in chemistry at Waterloo.

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