Excellence in the field of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

Welcome to the University of Waterloo Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI).

The centre is interdisciplinary, bringing together experts from artificial intelligence, computer science, software engineering, cognitive science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, systems design engineering, civil engineering, management sciences, chemical engineering, mathematics, and statistics. The center collaborates with a number of industrial partners at the local and the provincial levels and also cooperates with other centres at the University of Waterloo and at other universities.

  1. Sep. 13, 2017CPAMI Distinguished Professor Andrew Wong Receives Best Paper Award at DMIN’17

    Professor Andrew K.C. Wong, Dr. Peiyuan Zhou and Mr. Antonio Sze-To are the recipients of the Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Data Mining 2017 (DMIN'17) held in Las Vegas, USA.

  2. Sep. 11, 2017CPAMI Researchers Develop AI Tools for Detecting People Texting while Driving

    Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

    The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behavior and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.

    Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Waterloo, said that information could be used to improve road safety by warning or alerting drivers when they are dangerously distracted.

  3. May 26, 2017CPAMI Faculty Member, Leads the Robohub Initiative

    CPAMI faculty member Professor William Melek will lead the Robohub research initiative, which is funded by Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the provinical government for a total budget of $4,600,000. CPAMI faculty members among others in the faculty of engineering will benefit greatly from this innovative facility. 

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