Events - September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

Candidate: Alexander Botros

Topic: Lattice t-Spanners and their Applications in Robotic Motion Planning

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: EIT 3142

Supervisor(s): Smith, Stephen L.

All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

What is Terminal?

Terminal is a novel games-based AI challenge for top engineering students. In Terminal, students code strategies to automate play of a tower-defense style video game and compete against other engineers. To see Terminal in action, we recommend you check out this short video from a live event at Carnegie Mellon University.

Terminal Live @ Waterloo

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

 

Candidate: Armin Sadeghi Yengejeh

Title: Re-balancing algorithms for multi-robot coverage control of stochastic environments

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: EIT 3142

Supervisor(s): Smith, Stephen L.

 

Abstract:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
WISE energy day

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) invites you to Energy Day: a chance to meet and mingle with WISE researchers; connect the dots and get energized by talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada; join academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Mushu Li

Topic: Resource Management for UAV-Aided Mobile Edge Computing System

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Shen, Sherman X.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

 

Candidate: Crystal Andrea Roma

Title: Hardware Implementation of Barrett Reduction Exploiting Constant Multiplication

 

 

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 10:00am

Place: EIT 3151/3153

Supervisor(s): Hasan, Anwarul M.

 

Abstract:

Friday, September 20, 2019 (all day)

Students are invited to apply to a Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) for the Fall 2019 term. Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Engineering Office in E7 7302 by 4:30pm on Friday, September 20, 2019 in order to be considered.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT

 

Candidate: Yanbing Jiang

Title: New Convolutional Neural NetworkTopology with Compressed Information to Enhance Accuracy for Image Classification Task

 

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 3:00pm

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Yang, En-Hui

 

Abstract:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join us for a taste of Egypt!  We will have Egyptian-inspired treats, and of course, coffee, tea, and water.

Please bring your own mug and join us for a needed (and well earned) break.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
WiE Welcome BBQ

Women in Engineering (WiE) welcomes all students, staff and faculty to Waterloo Engineering on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
sort-a-thon

Come out and show off your trash/recycling/compost sorting skills and enter to win great prizes!

UW Sustainability will be here with their waste sorting challenge. Stop by and test your sorting knowledge to find out if you're a waste warrior or a recycling rookie! The rules are simple: you'll have 30 seconds to sort 30 common items into the right bins!

Monday, September 16, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT

Candidate: In Sik Cho

Title: Development of SOI-based Thermally Actuated Micromirror

 

 Date: September 16, 2019

Time: 3:00pm

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Mansour, Raafat R.

 

Abstract:

Micromirror is a MEMS device used to steer light by tilting or displacing a reflective surface. It is applied in numerous scanning applications and display technologies such as LiDAR and retinal scanning display.

Monday, September 16, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
sort-a-thon

Come out and show off your trash/recycling/compost sorting skills and enter to win great prizes!

UW Sustainability will be here with their waste sorting challenge. Stop by and test your sorting knowledge to find out if you're a waste warrior or a recycling rookie! The rules are simple: you'll have 30 seconds to sort 30 common items into the right bins!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Al-Baraa El-Hag

Title: Enhancing System Reliability Utilizing Private Electric Vehicle Parking Lots Accounting for the Uncertainties of Renewables

 

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 3:00PM

Place: EIT 3151-3153

Supervisor(s): El-Shatshat, Ramadan A.

 

Abstract:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Saeed Mohammed Bamatraf

Topic: Non-Invasive Glucose Detection and Monitoring Using Microwave Sensor with Machine Learning

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Ramahi, Omar M.

 

Please note that this is a CLOSED examination and as such, those in attendance must sign a non-disclosure agreement.

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

Candidate: Khalid Aldubaikhy

Title: Low-Complexity Multi-User MIMO Algorithms for mmWave WLANs

Date: September 10, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: EIT 3142

Supervisor(s): Shen, Sherman X.

 

Abstract:

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

 

Candidate: Edward Chao

Title: Autonomous Driving: Mapping and Behavior Planning for Crosswalks

Date: September 9, 2019

Time: 11:00AM

Place: E7 5419

Supervisor(s): Czarnecki, Krzysztof

 

Abstract:

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Co-op problem award flyer

Co-operative Education and The Problem Lab are pleased to offer students on their work term the opportunity to win a First Prize Tuition Scholarship of $1,500 or Second Prize Tuition Scholarship of $750, applicable to your next academic term. The Co-op Problem Lab Award is earned by providing the best analysis of an important problem relevant to a co-op employer or the employer’s industry.

Monday, September 9, 2019 — 12:00 AM to Monday, September 30, 2019 — 11:55 PM EDT
Problem pitch competition flyer

The competition invites teams of up to 4 students to choose an important industry problem, and thoroughly research its history, scope, and impact, before pitching the findings to a panel of judges on November 14th to compete for a share of up to $30,000 in funding. To learn more and apply online, visit The Problem Lab website.

Friday, September 6, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

 

Candidate: Ruoxuan Xu

Title: Quantum experiments with single-photon spin-orbit lattice arrays

Date: September 6, 2019

Time: 10:00am

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Bajcsy, Michal - Resch, Kevin (Quantum Computing)

 

Abstract:

I will introduce two single-photon experiments with the lattice of spin-orbit arrays.

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Lin Li

Title: Topological Insulator-Superconductor Heterostructures and Devices

Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Miao, Guo-Xing - Cui, Bo

 

Abstract:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Thilan Costa

Title: Perceptual Quality Assessment of High Dynamic Range & Wide Colour Gamut Images and Video

Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: E5 5047

Supervisor(s): Wang, Zhou - Gaudet, Vincent

 

Abstract:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT

Candidate: Samin Arman Khan

Title: Towards Synthetic Dataset Generation for Semantic Segmentation Networks

 

Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 12:30

Place: E7 5419

Supervisor(s): Czarnecki, Krzysztof

 

Abstract:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

 

Candidate: Yi Fei Chen

Title: Usability of the Access control System for OpenLDAP

Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 11:00AM

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): Tripunitara, Mahesh

 

Abstract:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate: Rodrigo Queiroz

Topic: Scenario-based testing for Automated Driving Systems development and validation

Date: September 4, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: E5 4047

Supervisor(s): Czarnecki, Krzysztof

All are welcome to attend.

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