News archive - July 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

International partnerships further research in engineering and computer science

World map

Ten University of Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding as part of a joint venture between Waterloo and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New study examines surveillance preferences of parents with school-aged children

Child playing with blocks

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a blueprint for designing effective information systems that will help parents receive efficient updates about their school-aged children.

The system comes out of a study that examined the use of technologies such as GPS, fitness trackers and surveillance applications and the best ways these can be used to inform parents while respecting privacy.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Innovative "Smart" material can switch from soft to hard and back again

Sal-gel on metal surface

A new material created at the University of Waterloo can switch back and forth between a hard solid or a soft gel at the same temperature, a breakthrough that offers an innovative solution to a long-standing challenge with synthetic materials by giving it both strength and shape adaptability.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Photonics symposium celebrates Nobel laureate Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland with symposium VIPs

The University of Waterloo and the University of Rochester jointly hosted a photonics symposium this week in honour of Nobel laureate Donna Strickland.

The Celebratory Waterloo-Rochester Photonics Symposium showcased her research in photonics with a keynote address by Professor Strickland.

Four key areas of photonics research were featured: High field science, chirped pulse amplification, biophotonics, and ultrafast lasers and quantum information.

Friday, July 26, 2019

New Canada Excellence Research Chair's research in human-centred robotics highlighted

Robot

In spring 2020, international robotics expert Katja Mombaur will join the University of Waterloo as a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Learning.

She discusses her new role and renowned research in a video highlighting the CERC program and the eight chairs awarded across Canada.  

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