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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Liquid animations so realistic you can almost taste them

Christopher Batty and Jade Marcoux-Ouellet watching a computer animation of honey coiling

Anyone who’s poured honey onto a stack of pancakes likely has been intrigued by the golden liquid’s motion as it oozes, buckles and coils like a rope. This behaviour is caused by the high viscosity of honey, a physical property of gooey liquids that makes them resistant to deformation.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to success — The unlikely entrepreneur

photo of Bill Gates and Sam Pasupalak

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying T-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he slipped past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

photo of Dr. Baranoski and Spencer van Leeuwen

by Rose Simone

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

Games Institute logo

A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Waterloo has identified three basic video game player traits that will help to make game design more personalized and more effectively motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Waterloo CS alumna Sarah Nadi awarded Canada Research Chair in software reuse

University of Waterloo Computer Science alumna Sarah Nadi (PhD, 2014; M.Math, 2010), an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, has been awarded a tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Software Re

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