News archive - September 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

The University of Waterloo launched its Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute today

The interdisciplinary Institute has the mandate to uncover new approaches to security and privacy and educating Canada’s future leaders to be able to understand and respond to emerging online threats. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Researchers determine method to predict and treat cybersickness response

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.

In a recent study, the researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Researchers define gameful experience using integrated models

Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Minnesota are bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Researchers develop new blockchain tool that improves procurement process

A new blockchain tool developed by a researcher at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator at Airbus in Germany could make procurement of goods and services safer and more impartial.

The tool, a blockchain auction protocol that allows for more safe and secure bidding on contracts with companies, so that the online auction is more difficult to hack or manipulate than conventional methods

Thursday, September 20, 2018

$350,000 for international research partnerships

Eight research collaborations between the University of Waterloo and institutions around the world will receive funding to collaborate on projects ranging from quantum experiments and gravitational physics to living architecture.

Funded by Waterloo (up to $20,000 per project based on equal cash contributions from partners), the projects will involve more than 75 researchers at Waterloo and colleagues in Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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