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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bumps on the road: Why driverless cars are further off than we think

Sebastian Fischmeister, the executive director of the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research and an associate professor of computer engineering, says while automated vehicles have been taught how to handle roads, highways, and traffic signals, they are still lacking dependability when it comes to an element of the road that’s much more unpredictable: humans.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Richardus (Dick) van Heeswijk, ECE Professor Emeritus, dies at 92

Richardus (Dick) van Heeswijk, ECE Professor Emeritus, has passed at the age of 92.  Professor van Heeswijk joined the department in 1961 specializing in the area of high voltage.  He will be remembered for the enthusiasm and passion he brought to the classroom.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.
As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

ECE student and faculty win honourable mention at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging Meeting

ECE's Denny Lee (adjunct professor), Ahmet Camlica (PhD student), Karim S.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

George Shaker's student's entry to NSERC's Science, Action! competition qualifies for top 75 in Canada

Karly Smith, 3A biomedical engineering studen at UW and student of ECE adjunct professor George Shaker, has qualified to the Top 75 in Canada for NSERC's Science, Action! competition.

The video explores the possibilities of mm-wave radars, which can be directly applied for use in healthcare, smart homes, and autonomous vehicles. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When self-driving cars reach full autonomy, will we be ready?

While humans may be able to drive in all kinds of weather, and at night, the sensors that will enable a central-processing unit to do the same – safely – do not yet exist. Krzysztof Czarnecki, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, envisions the timeline being eight to 10 years before all-weather autonomous driving is a viable option.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Professors Guang Gong and Zhou Wang designated ‘University Research Chairs’

ECE Professors Guang Gong and Zhou Wang have both been designated with the title of ‘University Research Chair.’  The University owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its professors and their scholarly accomplishments. Designation of this title recognizes a professor’s exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge.  A University Research Chair may be held for up to seven years, with the possibility of a re-nomination.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ECE professors and students honoured by invitation to submit best paper to top AI conference

ECE students Jia Hui Liang and Hari Govind V.K., ECE professors Vijay Ganesh, Krzysztof Czarnecki and Computer Science's Professor Pascal Poupart's paper entitled "An Empirical Study of Branching Heuristics through the Lens of Global Learning Rate," has been selected for submission and presentation at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Sister Conference Best Paper Track.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gearing up Autonomoose for a Canadian first

A little bit of history should be made this fall on Colby Drive, an otherwise unremarkable loop of pavement in an industrial area of Waterloo.

After more than a year of painstaking work, it’s where researchers at the University of Waterloo expect to become the first university-based team to test an autonomous car – cleverly nicknamed Autonomoose by students - on any public road in Canada.

Friday, January 12, 2018

National Security Agency award winner is deficient at its foundations

Recent research by ECE PhD students Nahid Juma and Jonathan Shahen, Professor Mahesh Tripunitara, and an external collaborator, establishes that work that received a prestigious award from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US, is deficient at its foundations.

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