We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own students, Mohammad “Mishkat” Islam, who was in his second year of our undergraduate program. On behalf of the ECE department, we send our heartfelt condolences to Mishkat’s family and loved ones.
Fakhri Karray, ECE Professor and co-Director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, will be inducted in Gatineau/Ottawa on 30 March 2019 as an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow for his exceptional contribution to engineering in Canada.
A startup company that was co-founded by ECE alumnus Mike Matta has raised $16.3 million to continue growing and developing its business intelligence and surveillance video software.
Solink, one of the fastest-growing companies in Ottawa, synchronizes security video footage with information on sales transactions and analyzes the combined data using artificial intelligence (AI) to give retail business owners insight into their operations.
TORONTO — The weak link when it comes to partially-automated cars might be you. Humans aren’t good at paying attention when it feels like there’s nothing much to do, in part because we’re too quick to trust computers to do things for us.
That presents a safety problem for current Level 2 (partially-automated) vehicles that combine lane-centring steering and adaptive cruise control. While such systems — including Tesla’s Autopilot and similar tech from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti and others — likely help make cars safer, this technology is also introducing new dangers.
Alumni have established a scholarship in Xuemin (Sherman) Shen's name to show their gratitude for the electrical and computer engineering professor's dedication to his graduate students over the years.