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Friday, December 14, 2018

Waterloo app helps reduce math stress

From CTV Kitchener's Tyler Calver: Yourika is an app that uses AI technology to help students struggling with math problems.

Watch the video.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Fighting wildfires with artificial intelligence

As our climate changes and forest fires increase in number and intensity, what does our future with forest fires look like?

British Columbia experienced a state of emergency this summer when wildfires burned across the province, destroying more area than in any other season on record. The fire currently raging in California has become the deadliest wildfire in the state's modern history.

With climate scientists predicting warmer, drier weather in many regions across Canada, finding solutions to combat the devastation of forest fires has never been more pressing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Portable detector helps detect cancer faster

ECE's Professor Karim Karim and University of Waterloo startup KA Imaging were featured last night on CTV news.  Watch the video

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ladan Tahvildari wins Facebook feasibility study award

To support new and innovative research in the area of Test and Verification, Facebook invited university faculty to respond to a call for Testing and Verification research proposals.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ECE alumnus, Mohammed Ridwanul, profiled by Shopify

ECE alumnus Mohammed Ridwanul is a software engineer on Shopify's Eventscale team.  Mohammed is featured in Shopify's series called Behind The Code, where they share stories of their employees and how they’re solving meaningful problems at Shopify and beyond.

Read the full article and learn more about Mohammed and his life since graduation.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ECE PhD student Nitin Padmanabhan awarded 2018 Energy Council of Canada (ECC) Energy Policy Research Fellowship

ECE's Nitin Padmanabhan, PhD student, is the recipient of a 2018 Energy Council of Canada (ECC) Energy Policy Research Fellowship.

Friday, September 28, 2018

HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first-year STEM students

The University of Waterloo has awarded six first-year students with HeForShe IMPACT scholarships in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Incoming nano student lands $100,000 scholarship

Two new students at Waterloo Engineering began their university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program. One of those students is ours - nanotechnology engineering student, Lauren Prophet.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Toll charges seen down the road once driverless cars take over

Two years ago, Toronto officials sparked anger among some drivers in the city with a plan to institute tolls on several of the municipality’s main highways. Fortunately for those drivers, the provincial government intervened and prevented the controversial effort from coming into play.

Drivers in Toronto – and every major city, for that matter – may want to steel themselves, however, as tolls on highways and even city streets could become commonplace in the future.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Alumnus tells hackers not to be afraid of failure

Students who competed in last weekend’s Hack the North received a piece of sage advice from University of Waterloo alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya: go fix the hard stuff.  

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