Friday, December 7, 2018

Alexander Wong Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

CBB member, Dr. Alexander Wong from Systems Design Engineering was interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show on his research about designing a human-in-the-loop platform for building deep neural networks with efficient network architectures [Systems Design Engineering News]

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dr. Kelly Grindrod and colleagues identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to serotonin syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin named Canada Research Chairs

CBB members, Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a national announcement by the Government of Canada today.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dr. Alex Wong talks about designing responsible artificial intelligence

Designing responsible artificial intelligence

Waterloo research group joins global partnership on AI

Given Waterloo’s leading role in innovation in the technology sector, and the developing research and commercialization of AI, this is an important question to consider. Professor Alexander Wong believes that Waterloo has an important role to play in helping to shape and guide the ethical use of AI.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dr. Karim's KA Imaging x-ray technology to be tested on cancer patients at Grand River Hospital

A digital X-ray imager developed by a Waterloo Engineering startup will be tested on patients with lung nodules in a pilot study at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.

The new technology is faster and cheaper than traditional CT scans, and has the potential to detect lung cancer earlier and with less radiation exposure.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dr. Wong and associates develop AI system that could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.

The new technology, called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K), can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.

P2K uses artificial intelligence (AI) to leverage deep knowledge from data instead of relying solely on classical machine learning.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Praveen Nekkar's lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease

There are over half a million Canadians living with dementia. Treatment of this devastating disorder is challenging as there are no drugs available to cure it. Developing a new drug, running clinical trials, and acquiring approval from regulatory agencies is expensive and time-consuming: the process can take decades and cost upwards of 4 billion dollars.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Peter Huck awarded over $3 million (NSERC IRC) to support Canada’s water treatment and supply

Peter Huck, CBB member, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor and Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment, was recently awarded more than $3 million to continue his research program at the University of Waterloo. As part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair (IRC) program, Huck leads a group of researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows addressing challenges in water treatment and supply.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Jesse Hoey and Dana Kulic become Vector Institute faculty affiliates

Jesse Hoey, Computer Science, Dana Kulic, Electrical and Computer Engineering are two of 63 selected from nine universities and institutions in Ontario to become Vector Institute faculty affiliates.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Michael Barnett-Cowan and team say virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

In a recent study, researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.

The study, estimating the sensorimotor components of cybersickness, was co-authored by Weech, Barnett-Cowan and Jessy Parokaran Varghese in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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