News for Future students

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Students win $25,000 at the Waterloo Data Open

Winning teams with the judges and Correlation One and Citadel representatives

Photography by Jon White

Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students gathered in Mathematics 3 early Saturday morning to tackle large datasets at The Data Open, a competition that brings together the best minds in mathematics, engineering, science and technology to collaborate and compete using the world’s most important data sets. Students received the data sets at 8:00 a.m. and, in teams of three to four, had until 3:30 p.m. to analyze the data, extract meaningful insights, and propose solutions to a socially impactful problem.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Celebrating 2nd annual DataFest competition at the University of Waterloo

DataFest Participants

While challenging, DataFest 2018 was an incredibly rewarding experience that taught us about the nuances of real world data, resilience and the power of team work

Yuan Yuan Mandy Gu, Statistics and Pure Math student. Winner of the 'Munich Re Best Insight' award

Over 100 undergraduate students spent 48 hours on campus analyzing and applying data as they competed in the 2018 ASA DataFest competition this past weekend. Worldwide, more than 2,000 students participate in this competition at several of the most prestigious colleges and universities.

For two consecutive days, students worked around the clock to put their data analysis skills to the test with more complex data than what they would normally be exposed to in class. Once the data is analyzed, groups had only two slides and five minutes to convince the judges that the conclusions they drew from the data were deserving of one of three titles: Munich Re Best Insight, Best Use of External Data, or Best Data Visualization.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stefan H. Steiner receives the Brumbaugh Award from the American Society for Quality

Stefan H. Steiner

The Brumbaugh Award is presented annually by the American Society for Quality (ACQ) to the author of the paper, published in the preceding year, that has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.  This year's winners are Stefan H. Steiner (University of Waterloo), Yi Lu (University of Toronto), and Jock Mackay (University of Waterloo)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has chosen Yeying Zhu as the recipient of a grant worth $51,145 for her research on the causal mechanism of reputation in e-commerce.