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A professor at Waterloo Engineering has had his Canada Research Chair renewed by the federal government.

Lukasz Golab, a professor of management sciences, will receive $500,000 over five years as the Canada Research Chair in Data for Good through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Several software engineering students at the University of Waterloo are volunteering with a student-run, data-gathering platform to track and monitor COVID-19 outbreaks in Canada., which has drawn national media coverage, involves students from Waterloo, the University of Toronto, McMaster University and the University of New Brunswick.

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have used sophisticated text-mining technology to back up age-old advice on the importance of taking care of yourself.

Their analysis of 700,000 online journal entries with an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model found a strong association between feeling good and getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.

A unique analysis by engineering and mathematics researchers at the University of Waterloo showed that speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving.

Data for the study – the first of its kind - was provided by insurance companies with clients in Ontario and Texas whose vehicles had been fitted with on-board devices. It covered 28 million trips.

New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods without costly investments in new equipment.

In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, Waterloo Engineering researchers developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.

A management sciences professor at Waterloo Engineering has been awarded US $80,000 in cash and services by tech giant Amazon to pursue research on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze customer product reviews.

Olga Vechtomova was the sole Canadian granted funding through the Amazon Research Awards program for faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe. There were 49 winners in all selected from proposals submitted in 2017.

It was the costliest disaster in Canadian history, but for Fort McMurray residents trapped on clogged evacuation roads while the May 3, 2016 wildfire raged nearby, it was also something else: terrifying. According to engineer Sriram Narasimhan, however, coming technology in sensors and data analytics could soon make community evacuations in such crises safer and more orderly.