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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.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reducing the time to diagnose and treat patients

Waterloo researchers in the Advanced Concepts Research Lab are developing a new method for medical imaging that could reduce the time to diagnosis.

Clinicians currently rely on a number of technologies for medical imaging, including MRI, X-rays, and ultrasound. However, they all come with challenges. Safety, costly equipment, and low-resolution images can increase the time it takes to get a diagnosis, and patients can wait weeks before they’re able to begin treatment.

Monday, September 17, 2018

A seat of honour under the ‘tree of hope’

When Jaleh Seyed Moossai and Nosratollah Soltani left Iran in 1991 to come to Toronto, they did so for one reason – to provide their children Tina, Sina, and Nima with an environment to succeed and grow.

What they did not know at the time was that their future in Canada would involve a close and inspiring connection with Waterloo Engineering.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sherman Shen receives the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018 James Evans Avant Garde Award

ECE Professor, Sherman Shen, has received the prestigious IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018  James Evans Avant Garde Award for his contributions to fundamental theories and innovative networking protocols in vehicular communications.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Professor Zhou Wang named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Zhou Wang is one of the world’s most cited authors in visual perception-based image quality assessment, processing and compression. His innovative work created a paradigm change in the imaging field and has been used for video quality assurance throughout the global media delivery industry, directly affecting millions of viewers daily.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Autonomoose self-drives itself past the 100-km mark

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have reached an important milestone by logging their 100th kilometre on public roads in a self-driving car.

Achieved last week in an industrial area of Waterloo, it is the culmination of almost two years of work since the research team won approval from the Ontario government to do on-road testing in an autonomous vehicle pilot program.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Prof develops app to boost smartphone battery life

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has helped find a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day.

Kshirasagar Naik, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, collaborated with researchers in India to develop an app that can reduce the energy consumption of smartphones without any significant impact on performance.

Read the full article.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Bargain hunting app downloaded 40 million times – and counting

More than two years after graduating, David Au-Yeung, Matthew Cheung, David Meyers and Wehuns Tan were all putting their engineering degrees to good use at good jobs in the working world.

But that wasn’t what they really wanted.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jimmy Hung wins 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Gold Medal

Jimmy Hung, a graduate of our electrical engineering program was honoured at this year's June 2018 convocation with the prestigious 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Gold Medal. The Foundation awards a Gold Medal to the student who achieves the highest standing in the final examinations of his or her final year.

On the day of convocation, we had the opportunity to catch up with Jimmy - you can watch the video here.

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