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Health - Computer Science - 30.11.2022
New AI method for public health analysis shows trends in substance use among high schoolers
University of Waterloo researchers take a novel approach to public health analysis High school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being Black and eating breakfast daily were factors associated with a smaller chance of transitioning to multiple use.

Computer Science - 03.11.2022
Security loophole allowing attackers to use WiFi to see through walls
Security loophole allowing attackers to use WiFi to see through walls
A research team based out of the University of Waterloo has developed a drone-powered device that can use WiFi networks to see through walls. The device, nicknamed Wi-Peep, can fly near a building and then use the inhabitants' WiFi network to identify and locate all WiFi-enabled devices inside in a matter of seconds.

Computer Science - 06.10.2022
UBC students help NASA find landslides by training computers to read Reddit
UBC students help NASA find landslides by training computers to read Reddit
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls UBC graduate students trained computers to "read" news articles about landslides on Reddit to bolster a NASA database, which could improve predictions of when and where these natural disasters will occur. For their Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics capstone project, Badr Jaidi and his team, the Social Landslides group, trained computers to automatically extract useful information from relevant news articles about landslides that were posted to Reddit.

Computer Science - Environment - 31.08.2022
What deep learning algorithms can teach us about snow
What deep learning algorithms can teach us about snow
Canadians think they know a lot about snow. It is practically a national pastime to discuss winter weather. But a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is taking the Canadian obsession with weather to a whole new level. Fraser King is studying the ways machine learning can be applied to predicting patterns of precipitation, and especially annual snowfall and snowmelt in the context of climate change.

Health - Computer Science - 02.08.2022
New diabetes monitor can detect glucose levels using breath
A next-generation diabetes monitor that analyses breath might soon mean no more needle pricks to check blood sugar levels. The device uses gas sensors to measure breath instantly, then links via Bluetooth with a program on a mobile device to give a readout. Distinct biomarkers in exhaled breath carry a subtle signature that the device picks up before the app uses a deep learning algorithm to produce rapid individual results.

Computer Science - 27.07.2022
Video games: posing in 3D
An UdeM computer scientist and his PhD candidate have developed a tool for animators to use bitmap sketches to control how a character stands and moves in three dimensions. What's the best way to get 3D characters in videogames to look real and expressive? Two computer scientists at Université de Montréal have come up with answer: use simple bitmap sketches to make their poses more lifelike.

Computer Science - Physics - 13.07.2022
Missing photonic link to enable an all-silicon quantum internet
Missing photonic link to enable an all-silicon quantum internet
Researchers at Simon Fraser University have made a crucial breakthrough in the development of quantum technology. Their research, published in Nature today, describes their observations of silicon -T centre- photon-spin qubits, an important milestone that unlocks immediate opportunities to construct massively scalable quantum computers and the quantum internet that will connect them.

Environment - Computer Science - 28.06.2022
Is AI good or bad for the climate? It's complicated
Is AI good or bad for the climate? It’s complicated
As the world fights climate change, will the increasingly widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) be a help or a hindrance? In a paper published this week in Nature Climate Change , a team of experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted relationship of AI with greenhouse gas emissions, and suggest ways to better align AI with climate change goals.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 17.05.2022
Researchers design 'socially aware' robots that can anticipate - and safely avoid - people on the move
Researchers design ’socially aware’ robots that can anticipate - and safely avoid - people on the move
A team of researchers led by University of Toronto Professor  Tim Barfoot  is using a new strategy that allows robots to avoid colliding with people by predicting the future locations of dynamic obstacles in their path. The project, which is supported by Apple Machine Learning, will be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia at the end of May.

Health - Computer Science - 16.05.2022
AI models identify COVID-19 patients at the greatest risk of death, injury
New artificial intelligence (AI) models can help doctors prioritize care by predicting which COVID-19 patients are most at risk of dying or developing kidney injuries during hospitalization. The sophisticated computer software, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, identifies vulnerable patients by learning from previous COVID-19 patient cases with known clinical outcomes.

Campus - Computer Science - 10.05.2022
Engineering students dig through snowplow data to gauge Toronto’s response to winter storms
Last January, as 55 centimetres of snow blanketed Toronto over a period of just 15 hours, the city's snow-clearing fleet appeared to struggle to keep up. But was it actually different than other storms, or did it just seem that way? For three students in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who were taking "Data Science for Engineers," a graduate-level course taught by  Sebastian Goodfellow , an assistant professor in the department of civil and mineral engineering, it was the perfect case study to test out their new number-crunching skills.

Environment - Computer Science - 25.04.2022
Machine learning to speed up counting of microplastics
Machine learning to speed up counting of microplastics
Microplastics are all around us - in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. But before researchers can understand the real impact of these particles on health, they need faster and more effective ways to quantify what is there. Two recent studies by researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have proposed new methods that use machine learning to make the process of counting and classifying microplastics easier, faster and more affordable.

Physics - Computer Science - 19.04.2022
New horizons in quantum physics
New horizons in quantum physics
UdeM physicist William Witczak-Krempa studies unusual states of matter in the quantum realm. William Witczak-Krempa, a professor in UdeM's Department of Physics since 2016, is a quantum physicist who studies highly entangled quantum states of matter. Quantum entanglement enables the encoding and sharing of information at great distances, a property that is harnessed in quantum computing.

Health - Computer Science - 16.02.2022
Queen’s Researchers develop algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data
News Release - Queen's Researchers develop algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data KINGSTON, ON- Pulmonary hypertension is an often under-recognized chronic disease that involves a congestion of blood supply in the lungs and heart, and is associated with other life-threatening diseases like heart failure.

Environment - Computer Science - 10.02.2022
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
Sustainability of ice roads at risk due to climate change By A new study found that measuring the time it takes for a radar pulse to travel from a satellite to the sea surface and back again can reveal the thickness of river ice and dates when it is safe to travel on ice roads and bridges in arctic regions.

Computer Science - Physics - 10.01.2022
The next big computing revolution
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Researcher Christine Muschik thinks outside the box with quantum computing innovations  Computing revolutions of the past few decades have already taken us from floppy discs to an era of almost instantaneous communication in an internet-connected world.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 06.01.2022
Taking a step towards self-walking robotic exoskeletons
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Trailblazing research is transforming the field of rehabilitation medicine by developing robotic exoskeleton legs capable of autonomous control and decision making  Brokoslaw Laschowski is using his interdisciplinary education - spanning four academic degrees - as a toolkit to integrate robotics technology with rehabilitation medicine.

Computer Science - Campus - 05.01.2022
System recognizes hand gestures to expand computer input on a keyboard
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. New program recognizes users' hands beside or near the keyboard and prompts operations based on different hand positions Researchers are developing a new technology that uses hand gestures to carry out commands on computers. The prototype, called "Typealike," works through a regular laptop webcam with a simple affixed mirror.

Physics - Computer Science - 11.11.2021
Canadian researchers achieve first quantum simulation of baryons
Researchers take step towards more complex quantum simulations  A team of researchers led by an Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) faculty member performed the first-ever simulation of baryons-fundamental quantum particles-on a quantum computer. With their results, the team has taken a step towards more complex quantum simulations that will allow scientists to study neutron stars, learn more about the earliest moments of the universe, and realize the revolutionary potential of quantum computers.

Computer Science - 09.11.2021
New AI brings the power of natural language processing to African languages
New AI model enables computers to analyze text in African languages for many useful tasks Researchers have developed an AI model to help computers work more efficiently with a wider variety of languages. African languages have received little attention from computer scientists, so few natural language processing capabilities have been available to large swaths of the continent.