Friday, March 24, 2017

ECE Alumni establish the Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund and provide two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.

The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

UW engineering grads strut stuff at ‘science fair on steroids’

Golf balls that are impossible to lose and decaffeinating coffee filters are among the innovative designs by University of Waterloo engineering students on display starting Friday.

"It does look like a science fair on steroids, but it's much more sophisticated than that," said Beth Cotter, associate director of marketing and communications for the engineering faculty.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Driving medical imaging into the 21st century

Discover how large area, multi-spectral digital X-ray machines are driving medical imaging into the 21st century with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Karim S. Karim. This Research Talks session will take place at noon on Friday, March 24.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Amazon backs Waterloo student program to advance operational AI

Engineering students at the University of Waterloo will apply classroom lessons in artificial intelligence (AI) to help develop new uses for a voice-activated virtual assistant system in a program funded by Amazon.

Waterloo is one of just four North American universities initially selected to participate in the Alexa Fund Fellowship, which comes with funding for instruction and supervision of student design projects in the burgeoning field of AI and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Professor Alfred Yu awarded $100K for infrastructure to support research

Nineteen researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive a total of $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research.

The funds are awarded through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and will provide researchers with the foundational research infrastructure necessary to lead in their field. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Fredericton today.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Professor Dana Kulic awarded Strategic Partnership Grant

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Simarjeet Saini receives Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award

The 2016 recipients of the Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff awards for outstanding contributions to education and research were celebrated by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan and colleagues at a dinner held January 25.    

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Smart antennas could “make the world a better place”

Low-cost antennas may one day bring Internet connectivity to billions of people in developing countries

Friday, January 13, 2017

University of Waterloo awarded funding to expand access to the Internet

Research at the University of Waterloo that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas will receive $6.1 million in joint funding from C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (C-COM) and the federal government.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cybersecurity researcher takes aim at the ‘impossible’

Defending against memory buffer overflow attacks is a daunting proposition for computer software developers.

Failing to carefully specify appropriate inputs opens the door for hackers to insert malicious code by overwhelming a system’s memory space with unanticipated inputs.

But how do you plan for every possible type of input a hacker could use? You turn to Vijay Ganesh.

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