The University of Waterloo is one of the forces behind Canada’s largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition.
In partnership with Communitech, the Schulich Foundation, and Leaders Fund, the new Leaders Prize at True North national competition will provide $1-million to a team that solves a problem of global significance using AI.
Five University of Waterloo professors are in the top one per cent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Published annually, this list is comprised of scientists and social scientists in 21 fields that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field of study and publication year. The list focuses on papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection from 2006 – 2016. Out of 166 researchers listed in Canada, five are from Waterloo:
Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren’t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.
The study, by Simron Singh, a researcher in Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and Nelson Grima from the University of Vermont, looked at data on conflict zones around the world, with a specific focus on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast and Peru.
Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in collaboration with industry partners, the technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.It combines sophisticated signal processing techniques and AI software to identify telltale signs of leaks carried via sound in water pipes.
In a recent study, Tejal Patel, a professor at Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, has determined that mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to Serotonin Syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.