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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.