News archive - June 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Faculty of Mathematics wins silver medal at CASE’s International Circle of Excellence Awards for #WeBelongInTech video

Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics has been awarded a silver medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) International Circle of Excellence Awards for a video submitted to the fundraising for a campaign category.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smartphone PIN protection methods have high failure rate

Popular methods of protecting smartphone personal identification number (PINs) may only be successful in safeguarding your personal information 20 per cent of the time, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The study found that methods such as tilting the smartphone, a widely adopted defence strategy, does not guard against people close to you such as romantic partners and co-workers who might be angling for access to your device. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

Srinivasan Keshav

Coupling bikeshare with public transit could be an important component when trying to increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. 

In their study, researchers from Waterloo explored the most efficient size of a bike pool that would ensure enough bikes would be available to commuters who sign up for a share program.

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