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.

Read the full story.

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.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Professors Czarnecki and Fischmeister help launch and demonstrate new autonomous vehicle

A research team at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
 
Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. For example, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications allow the vehicle to detect in advance when a traffic light will change.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Professor Dana Kulic to speak at uWaterloo's Beyond 60 kick-off event

In 2017, the University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of innovation — an exciting milestone for all of us. Whether you are a student, alumnus, faculty, staff, donor, supporter or friend, you are an important part of our growing story. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Professor Vijay Ganesh wins Outstanding Paper Award at ACSAC 2016

ECE's Professor Vijay Ganesh and his collaborators have won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 32nd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference in Los Angeles, California, for their paper entitled "Code Obfuscation Against Symbolic Execution Attacks."

Read the citation.

Congratulations!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Waterloo researchers get green light to test self-driving car on Ontario roads

Researchers at the University of Waterloo will help move fully autonomous vehicles much closer to reality now that they are the first to receive approval to test their innovations on all public roads in Ontario.

In a first for Canada, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, announced today that the province approved Waterloo’s three-year autonomous vehicle research program, under its AV pilot program. The Waterloo team is using a Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan nicknamed Autonomoose.

Monday, November 28, 2016

First female graduate in Canada from an electrical engineering program makes shortlist to appear on bank note

In 2018, Canadians could see a woman’s face on their currency other than the Queen’s – and two weeks from now, they’ll find out which one. The Bank of Canada released a shortlist of five women ahead of an announcement on Dec. 8 when the winner will be chosen. 

Elizabeth “Elsie” Muriel Gregory MacGill, first female graduate of electrical engineering at the University of Toronto (1927), has made this shortlist.  Read the full story in the Globe and Mail.

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