Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Reading the minds of deep learning AI systems

Devinder Kumar

As expectations soar in the exploding field of artificial intelligence (AI), a small but growing group of researchers is buckling down on a fundamental problem: understanding how increasingly complex computer programs actually work.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Chemical engineering students win electric mobility challenge

Electric mobility challenge student winners

A team of Waterloo chemical engineering students captured first place in the seventh annual Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) Student competition held during the Electric Mobility National Conference in Toronto.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rick Mercer meets the Autonomoose for CBC segment

CBC Rick Mercer in Autonmoose car with student

The host of the Rick Mercer Report made stops at Engineering 5 and a local test track for a light-hearted look at aerial drones and autonomous vehicles in a segment that aired on the CBC this week.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pothole expert Susan Tighe featured in TVO interview

Professor Susan Tighe on The Agenda with host Steve Paikin

Professor Susan Tighe of Waterloo Engineering shared her expertise on potholes and other road-related subjects in a recent television interview on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster

Professor Alex Wong speaking at Toronto panel on tech supercluster

University of Waterloo will play important role with applied AI solutions for everything from healthcare to finance and transportation.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Researchers showcase autonomous car in Las Vegas

Graduate student researchers Carlos Wang (left) and Ian Colwell track operation of the Renesas sedan during testing in Stratford

Expertise in autonomous vehicles has taken a team led by three Waterloo Engineering professors from a snow-covered parking lot in Stratford to a demonstration course in sunny Las Vegas.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Waterloo researchers get green light to test self-driving car on Ontario roads

Researchers at the University of Waterloo will help move fully autonomous vehicles much closer to reality now that they are the first to receive approval to test their innovations on all public roads in Ontario.

In a first for Canada, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, announced today that the province approved Waterloo’s three-year autonomous vehicle research program, under its AV pilot program. The Waterloo team is using a Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan nicknamed Autonomoose.

Friday, October 28, 2016

UWaterloo’s Velocity Garage now largest free startup incubator in the world

The University of Waterloo celebrated the official opening of the expanded Velocity Garage, making UWaterloo home to the largest free startup incubator in the world.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waterloo professor receives $3 million for battery research

A Waterloo professor has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, received the funding from Vancouver-based Newtech Power Inc. to co-develop a next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable battery that could be on the market within three or four years.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Auto Research Lab opens with a Ceremonial Christening

John McPhee, Jamie Clark, Nasser Azad, Daiene Vernile, Pierre Normand, Pearl Sullivan and Brian May opening the facility

From Waterloo Engineering News.

A state-of-the-art automotive research and testing facility that was five years in the making officially opened at the University of Waterloo today with a twist on the old ship-christening tradition.