Tuesday, May 19, 2020

University of Waterloo and TiVO announce new research partnership

Published in KitchenerToday.com

CA|May 18

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the company that brings entertainment together, today announces an innovative partnership with the University of Waterloo that will begin with a project investigating methods to enhance the user quality-of-experience for 360º omnidirectional video on head mounted devices.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Engineers among hidden heroes of the pandemic; role in technological strides is vital, Mary Wells writes

Published in the Vancouver Sun (Print Edition)·

CA|May 02, 2020·09:05am

Edition: Final·Section: Opinion·Page: B3

Thursday, April 30, 2020

University of Waterloo Prof: Ripple's XRP is More Environment-Friendly Than PoW Based Bitcoin

The recent coronavirus pandemic has brought back attention towards maintaining a cordial relationship with our environment. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the whole world has come to a standstill as roads become empty and factories shut down.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sustainable consumption: hope in a HyperJar

Back in the day  think of your grandparents' time and before  people would stuff a few dollars into some jam jars each week as a way of budgeting for expenses and saving for big-ticket purchases from Christmas presents to a new sofa.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Innovating at the annual Esch awards

Software engineering and nanotechnology engineering teams of graduating students win $10,000 each to commercialize Capstone Design projects.

The new format, which replaced in-person presentations at the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design due to the coronavirus crisis, gave graduating students five minutes to explain their projects instead of the usual three minutes, followed by questions.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nanotechnology engineering entrepreneurs win backing in pitch events

Students at Waterloo Engineering claimed the majority of prizes in a pair of recent competitions organized by the Concept entrepreneurship and pre-incubator program. In the Concept $5K Finals - formerly the Velocity Fund Finals - teams featuring our nanotechnology engineering students took one of four $5,000 awards, plus the $500 People’s Champ prize, for students with business ideas.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mohammed Nassar wins Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Mohammed Nassar is this year’s award recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence. Nassar received overwhelming support from his students endorsing his candidacy.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ECE PhD student wins third place at 2020 IEEE Student Poster Presentation

Abdollah Pil-Ali, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by Professor Karim Karim, has won third place at the 2020 IEEE Student Poster Presentation for the poster titled: Illumination Curve Extraction of A Coded-Aperture Phase Contrast X-Ray Imaging System Using A High-Resolution X-ray Detector.  


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Ontario government awards $780K to ECE researchers for infrastructure

Researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will receive $780,000 from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. The Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards advance research programs by supporting infrastructure needs such as equipment and modern facilities. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three.

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