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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Researchers use open-source software to improve COVID-19 screening with AI

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup on a project that aims to use AI to improve COVID-19 screening.

The Waterloo research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is looking to enlist expertise from around the world to aid in the project.

Monday, March 23, 2020

UWaterloo Spring academic term proceeds with alternative online delivery

The University of Waterloo will deliver a Spring Academic Term that will be conducted online. 

“We have made the decision to continue with an alternative delivery system for Spring Term, meaning that regrettably we are not going to deliver in-person course activity," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “While there is nothing like learning in person, this allows us to make sure that we can continue to deliver a great academic experience for our students during this extraordinary time. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Personality plays key role in whether developers can contribute to open source projects

Your personality could significantly impact your ability to contribute to open source projects, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

Friday, March 13, 2020

University of Waterloo appoints new Dean of Engineering

The University of Waterloo has named a respected university administrator and academic as its next Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

AI taps human wisdom for faster, better cancer diagnosis

A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis.

The powerful technology, developed by a team led by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses digital images of tissue samples to match new cases of suspected cancer with previously diagnosed cases in a database.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New framework factors climate risk into financial valuation

The University of Waterloo has developed a tool to help the capital markets incorporate physical climate change and extreme weather risk into investment decisions.
 
Researchers at Waterloo's Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation developed a climate risk framework which will help institutional managers to guide investments, securities commissions to assess disclosure, and credit rating agencies to measure risk by incorporating the impacts of climate change into business analysis.  
 

Monday, March 9, 2020

New software combines quantum and classical machine learning

Five University of Waterloo students have teamed up with Google to develop software to accelerate machine learning using quantum science.

The collaborative effort resulted in the creation of an open-source hybrid quantum-classical machine learning software platform, called TensorFlow Quantum. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Tough, flexible sensor invented for wearable tech

Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.

The new technology, developed by engineers at the University of Waterloo, combines silicone rubber with ultra-thin layers of graphene in a material ideal for making wristbands or insoles in running shoes.

When that rubber material bends or moves, electrical signals are created by the highly conductive, nanoscale graphene embedded within its engineered honeycomb structure.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Waterloo mourns the loss of Ambar Roy

It is with deep sadness that the University of Waterloo community learned of the loss of one of its students, Ambar Roy, a first-year student in the Faculty of Environment.

Ambar went missing in the Spring of 2019 near Iqaluit.

The University has reached out to Ambar’s family to offer its condolences and support and stands ready to give them any assistance we can provide. A funeral service for Ambar will be held in Toronto on March 7.

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