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Thursday, June 14, 2018

ECE alumnus receives 2018 ITC Rising Scholar Award

Dr. Arpan Mukhopadhyay, former Waterloo ECE PhD student, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) Rising Scholar Award for fundamental mathematical results on mean-field approximations. Mukhopadhyay's solid theoretic contributions extend a versatile performance analysis method to a broad range of applications.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Waterloo gets research funding for deep dive into blockchain technology

WATERLOO — A San Francisco-based company that uses blockchain technology for processing international transactions is funding University of Waterloo researchers who are working in this evolving area of global commerce.

Waterloo is the only Canadian institution participating in Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative. Ripple, launched in 2012, uses blockchain to process international transactions quickly and inexpensively.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Outstanding performance award winners named

Vice-President, Academic & Provost George Dixon has announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Award.

The University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship. The award came into effect in May 2005 in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement.

The 2017 winners from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Professor Sherman Shen and his PhD students win IEEE ICC 2018 Best Paper Award

ECE Professor, Sherman Shen, and his PhD students, Cheng Huang, Dongxiao Liu and Jianbing Ni, have won the IEEE ICC 2018 Best Paper Award for their article "Reliable and Privacy-preserving Selective Data Aggregation for Fog-based IoT" at the IEEE Communications Society's flagship conference -International Conference on Communications in May. Their paper was selected from 2431 submitted papers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

$3.7M in funding for AI and medical imaging project

The University of Waterloo's Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis (Kimia Lab) recently announced that its AI project for digital pathology has been awarded a grant by the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence program (ORF-RE).

Friday, May 25, 2018

Silicon breakthrough enables cheap microwave technology

Researchers in Canada have found a way to generate microwaves using inexpensive silicon which could dramatically lower the cost of production and improve sensors in devices such as driverless cars.

“Until now, this was considered impossible,” said CR Selvakumar, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo who proposed the concept several years ago.

Read the full article.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nachiket Kapre and Jan Gray win 2017 ACM TRETS Best Paper Award

ECE Professor Nachiket Kapre and his collaborator, Waterloo alumnus, Jan Gray (B. Math CS/EEE), recently won the ACM TRETS 2017 Best Paper Award for their journal article “Hoplite: A Deflection-Routed Directional Torus NoC for FPGAs”. This award recognizes the best paper published in the premier FPGA journal ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems; it was selected among the best 28 papers of that year.  Kapre and Gray presented the paper at the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines in May.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WATonomous wins awards in autonomous car contest

University of Waterloo students drove away from the first part of a competition to develop a self-driving car with four awards and a fourth place overall finish.

Competing in the three-year AutoDrive Challenge held April 30 to May 5 in Arizona, the WATonomous student team won first in the Social Responsibility Presentation, second in both the Concept Design Report and Mapping Challenge events and third in Technical Reports contest. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ECE student wins 1st place in 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition

ECE MASc student, Jesse Schmidt, has won 1st place in the 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition (SPC) for his poster entitled "Bioimpedance Sensor Array in CMOS Technology." 

IEEE SPC is an annual competition where undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present and share their research with other students and researchers. This year's competition was held March 29th at the University of Guelph; the competition was co-sponsored by IEEE Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo Section) and the University of Guelph's IEEE Student Branch. 

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