The second 2012 Derick Wood Graduate Scholarship has been awarded to VinayakPathak. Pathak is a PhD student at the School who is studying for his PhD with Prof. Anna Lubiw. He previously earned his MMath degree under the supervision of Prof.
Our latest Black Team (Guru Guruganesh, Deon Nicholas, Geoffry Song) solved 8 of the 9 problems in the Association of Computing Machinery regional programming contest. The team, coached by Cheriton School Associate Professor Ondřej Lhoták advanced to the World Finals to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, summer 2013.
A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain, known as Spaun (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network). It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans.
Using several disciplines across campus including theoretical neuroscience, systems design engineering and computer science, Spaun was brought to life by lead researcher Chris Eliasmith and his affiliates.