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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.