At the May symposium held in Nanjing China, The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) has presented the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award to Dr. Alfred Yu in recognition of his substantial contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound, specifically for his major research accomplishments on the biophysics of sonoporation and wave-cell interactions.
Alfred Yu has been awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his Project Grant entitled "VAST-MAP: Vascular Stiffness Mapping for Aging Analysis Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound."
Dana Kulić and researchers at the University of Waterloo have combined motion sensors with software programs so that people recovering from hip and knee replacements could see how well they were doing their rehabilitative exercises.
Initial results show that the immediate visual feedback the new technology provides makes patients perform better during their physiotherapy appointments.
CBB member, and researcher Laura Hug (Biology) receives funding in the New Tier 2 CRC in Environmental Microbiology ($500,000 over five years), and was also awarded $50,000 through CFI’s JELF for Microbial Diversity and Function in Contaminated Sites.
Alex Wong featured in Canadian Business story on the evolution of AI
Voice assistants and AI change the way we interact with technology, but what are the risks? Waterloo Engineering professor Alex Wong was interviewed about the continual evolution of AI and voice recognition…and how UW can play a part.
Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Maclean's magazine article about the rise of conversational artificial intelligence.
CBB member, Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water. He will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.
Jesse Hoey and team received a $850,000 grant from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) for their research that will explore social and psychological mechanisms of self-organized collaborations, focusing on the open, collaborative software development platform GitHub.