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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The mathematics of quantum information focus of new book

John Watrous

from the Institute for Quantum Computing

A new textbook exploring fundamental concepts in quantum information is now available online or for free download.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Michael Cormier wins the Murray Martin Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

photo of Michael Cormier

We live in a world increasingly dependent on the Internet for information retrieval, social interaction and general leisure. A growing number of Internet users with cognitive or visual impairments need assistive technology to make information accessible to them, but visually complex web pages can be difficult to navigate for assistive technology.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Does the echo chamber influence strategic voting and electoral outcomes?

photo of Kate Larson

When an election is held we often employ a peculiar kind of logic. As we mull over the candidates we may have a top choice, but if we think our preferred candidate isn’t going to win we might vote for our second choice. Or maybe we cast a ballot for our second choice because we want to make sure that a frontrunner who doesn’t represent our view loses.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WiCS receives 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo’s Equity Committee has awarded a 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award to Women in Computer Science — a group of dedicated undergrad students, graduate students and faculty members that promotes women who are interested in studying computer science and who are pursuing careers in computing.