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News archive - June 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Analyzing the meta data of Hillary Clinton’s emails

Data visualization of Hilary Clinton emails sent/received times as provided by Wikileaks

Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a hot topic. A University of Waterloo professor and senior undergraduate student have now built a tool to analyze the contents of the server.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Honorary Degree recipient Robert Tibshirani

The text from Prof. Robert Tibshirani's honorary degree speech is no available online. Please follow the link below to read his speech.

Honorary degree speech by Robert Tibshirani.

Please join us as the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science hosts a Q & A session with honorary degree recipient Robert Tibshirani.  This event will be taking place on Friday June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in M3 3127.  Refreshments will be provided.

At 2:30 p.m. Robert Tibshirani, a Waterloo alumnus and among the top statisticians today, will receive an honorary Doctor of Mathematics and address convocation. His work has shaped the future directions of theoretical and applied statistics. He is a full professor at Stanford University, where he holds appointments in the Department of Biomedical Data Sciences and Statistics.

Source & continued reading : Waterloo News
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bench Dedication Ceremony in honor of Dr. Godambe

Godambe Benches

Source: Samantha Mahoney - Math Advancement

On June 1, 2018 the Faculty of Mathematics held a Bench Dedication Ceremony in honor of Dr. Vidyadhar Prabakhar (V.P.) Godambe in the Mathematics 3 (M3) Atrium. The afternoon was a beautiful one, filled with memories, stories, paintings, photos, and of course, the official presentation of the Godambe benches.

Memorials such as this are important because they act as historical touchstones. They are a source of inspiration and information for young people, and offer an insight into the history of an area.  The one unveiled that day, adjacent the to the Statistics and Actuarial Science building is a quiet place just off the beaten path. It is the ideal commemoration of Dr. Godambe, and his great impact for the Department.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Recognizing Excellence Series

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The Faculty of Mathematics is exceptionally proud of our alumni for their outstanding accomplishments, innovation, and achievements within their research, communities, and professions.

Join us for an afternoon of discussions presented by Alex Nicolaou, 2018 J.W. Graham Medal recipient and Rob Tibshirani and Anand Pillay, 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipients.

To register for this event, please visit the Recognizing Excellence Series event page.

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