Friday, June 2, 2017

Alfred Yu recognized for his contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alfred Yu receives Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Early Research Award

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."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Technology aims to improve physiotherapy outcomes using sensors and machine learning

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.

[Waterloo News]

Friday, May 12, 2017

Don Cowan and coleague receive award of merit for volunteer-matching software

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan along with colleague and research associate Kyle Young received the Award of Merit from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area, for developing volunteer-matching software that is used locally, provincially and nationally. 

[Computer Science News]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Laura Hug receives funding for Tier 2 CRC and a CFI

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.

[Engineering News] [Research News]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jesse Hoey’s paper wins two awards from American Sociological Association

 
Published in American Sociological Review, the paper received the 2017 Outstanding Publication Award fr
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Alex Wong featured in Canadian Business story on the evolution of AI

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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alexander Wong featured in Maclean's magazine article about conversational artificial intelligence

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.

A re-post of the full Maclean's magazine article can be found on Canadian Business.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water

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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jesse Hoey awarded funding from Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

[Computer Science News]

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