Hackers at the University of Waterloo topped counterparts at more than 2,000 other schools to take first-place honours in a North American league for the popular invention competitions.
The result reflected the fact over 3,200 Waterloo students took part in more than 150 events supported by Major League Hacking (MLH) during the 2017-2018 season and finished in the top three at 30 of them.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s what drives Professor David Wang of electrical and computer engineering who is celebrating 30 years as a professor and 35 years since arriving from Saskatchewan as a graduate student at Waterloo.
ECE Professor, Raafat Mansour, has been selected by IEEE Canada as the 2019 recipient of the IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Award. The Medal is awarded to an Outstanding Canadian Engineer who is recognized for exemplary contributions to the engineering profession. Professor Mansour will receive his award in May at the IEEE Canada Awards Gala.
Startups in the fields of medical imaging, advanced manufacturing, construction, and travel were among the winners of the Velocity Fund Finals, which took place today at the Tannery Event Centre in downtown Kitchener.
Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.
The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling the detection of objects that are faster, smaller, or further away – all while making the radar less detectable to targets.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released its 2019 World University Rankings and once again Waterloo finds itself amongst the best universities in Canada and around the world. Building on momentum, electrical engineering at Waterloo ranked 49th globally, up two spots from last year.
Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information/data which is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as as a way of increasing cybersecurity.