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.
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.
ECE Professor Lin Tan and her collaborators have won the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the 2016 International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) for their paper entitled "Detecting Sensitive Data Disclosure via Bi-directional Text Correlation Analysis"
Waterloo Engineering graduates Brian Howe (Mech ’84), Bill Gastmeier (Physics ’74, Elect ’76) and Brian Chapnik (SD ’88, ’90) founded HGC, a Toronto-based acoustical consulting firm, in 1994, and were later joined by fellow alumnus Rob Stevens (Mech ’92, ’03).
Their diverse skills and personalities helped them build a worldwide reputation in the measurement, assessment and mitigation of noise and vibration problems, as well as the acoustical optimization of architectural spaces and products.
Eager for a challenge when she looked into attending Waterloo Engineering as a 17-year-old, Paldus (Elect, Math ’93) did a double undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and applied math at the same time, before moving on to graduate studies at Stanford University.