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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Quantum illuminates new potential for radar technology

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.

The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling the detection of objects that are faster, smaller, or further away – all while making the radar less detectable to targets.

Friday, March 15, 2019

CBB awards seed funding for bioengineering and biotechnology research

Ten Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding from the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB).

The funding will support the collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams across Waterloo faculties and departments, with the goal of propelling scientific innovation and growth, and mentoring the next generation of researchers.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Beyond Bitcoin: The future of blockchain

Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information/data which is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as as a way of increasing cybersecurity.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Engineering students showcase innovation

The next big Canadian innovation could be among the engineering student projects on display at the annual Capstone Design symposia running until March 28 at the University of Wa

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Computer engineering team places at Canadian Engineering Competition

Two teams from Waterloo Engineering finished in the top thr

Monday, March 11, 2019

Novel quantum sensor may boost cancer treatment

Scientists say they have developed a new quantum sensor that can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments...
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Shopify Director and Waterloo ECE Alumna, Ella Hilal, on being a woman in the tech world


Women are important in technology, but it’s not exactly a cake walk being one in the industry. Just ask Ella Hilal, the director of data science at Shopify.

Hilal has been in Waterloo for nearly 15 years, completing her PhD in engineering at the University of Waterloo. She was one of about three women in her class of 40 and dealing with a pregnancy.

Monday, March 11, 2019

ECE grad student among top entries for the NSERC Science, Action! contest

Three University of Waterloo Graduate Students are among top entries for the NSERC Science, Action! Video contest:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Computer engineering student helps organize Canadian Engineering Competition 2019

Each year, the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) brings together 150 of the most innovative and creative engineering undergraduate students from across the nation to compete against each other in design, consulting, presentation and debate. This year, CEC 2019 was held here at the University of Waterloo – and the Programming competition was coordinated by our own computer engineering student, Thomas Dedinsky.  Not only was Dedinsky dedicated to help organize the event, he also created the code that powered the Programming competition.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bereavement Notice

Dear ECE students, faculty and staff,

We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own students, Mohammad “Mishkat” Islam, who was in his second year of our undergraduate program. On behalf of the ECE department, we send our heartfelt condolences to Mishkat’s family and loved ones.

For more information, please see the announcement on the UW website:


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