Friday, August 11, 2017

Students impress with ‘a pretty cool idea’ using AI

A pair of second-year students at Waterloo Engineering already have their sights set on commercialization of a medical diagnostic tool after an impressive showing at an international pitch competition spon

Monday, July 24, 2017

Software engineering students win at Velocity Fund Finals

EPOCH, a company co-founded by software engineering students, Keith Choy, Kaivalya Ghandi, Sahil Jain, Hanumanth Kumar, Ayush Bhagat, was one of three companies to win the grand prize of $25,000 and space at Velocity.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Are smart meters delivering on their promise?

Smart meters have two clear goals: to save energy and to shift consumer use of energy from on-peak to off-peak hours.

But new research suggests smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing in Ontario have only modestly reduced residential energy demand during the most expensive peak periods.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Team helps respond to ‘unquenchable’ data demand

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and service providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Professor Raafat Mansour wins Outstanding Paper Award at Transducers 2017

ECE's Professor Raafat Mansour was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award for his paper "Optical MEMS Index Finger Microgesture Input Device for Mobile and Wearable Devices".  The award was presented at the Transducers 2017 conference in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Professor Alfred Yu wins the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award

ECE's Professor Alfred Yu has been awarded the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound. This award is in recognition of Professor Yu's substantial contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound, and specifically for major research accomplishments in biophysics of sonoporation and wave-cell interactions.

Congratulations Alfred!

Monday, May 29, 2017

ECE MASc student Ryan Kinnear among first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon

ECE MASc student, Ryan Kinnear, supervised by Professor Ravi Mazumdar, is among the first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon held on May 13th.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Professor Alfred Yu awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

ECE's Professor 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."

CIHR's Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. The program is highly competitive with a success rate of only 16 percent.  

Congratulations Alfred!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Professor Claudio Canizares receives 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award

Professor Claudio Canizares is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award “for fostering partnerships between industry and power engineering education and for developing innovative online power engineering programs”.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Startups share $400K in backing from Spectrum 28 fund

Three companies aiming to do big things in the medical technology, insurance and automotive industries are the first to receive funding through a program for promising startup ventures at the University of Waterloo.

Elucid Labs, Knote and Acerta Systems Analytics will share $400,000 provided through the Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program, a partnership between venture capitalist Lyon Wong and Waterloo Engineering.

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