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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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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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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.

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