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Monday, January 21, 2019

The unintended safety problems with partially automated vehicles

TORONTO — The weak link when it comes to partially-automated cars might be you. Humans aren’t good at paying attention when it feels like there’s nothing much to do, in part because we’re too quick to trust computers to do things for us.

That presents a safety problem for current Level 2 (partially-automated) vehicles that combine lane-centring steering and adaptive cruise control. While such systems — including Tesla’s Autopilot and similar tech from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti and others — likely help make cars safer, this technology is also introducing new dangers.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Graduate scholarship launched to honour ECE professor

Alumni have established a scholarship in Xuemin (Sherman) Shen's name to show their gratitude for the electrical and computer engineering professor's dedication to his graduate students over the years.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Professor Pin-Han Ho elevated to IEEE Fellow

ECE Professor, Pin-Han Ho, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to failure restoration in optical backbone networks.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Waterloo makes the cut! The Americas' most innovative universities for AI and robotics

Across North and South America, automation is transforming the nature of work and is
Monday, January 7, 2019

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn elevated to IEEE Fellow

ECE Professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for her contributions to social robotics and human-robot interaction.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

University of Waterloo grad made easy money the hard way in tech world

Before the dot-com bubble burst, Marc Morin got in, made his millions and got out. Getting back to the top has been an adventure that has taught him a lot about business and success.

The workforce at Marc Morin's startup grew by more than 200 per cent this year and the hiring continues.

The co-founder and chief executive at Auvik Networks has been here before. He is a serial entrepreneur who founded or has co-founded four startups and pursued opportunities on the way to multimillion dollar exits.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

ECE Professor, Sherman Shen, and PhD students, Huaqing Wu, Wenchao Xu and Jiayin Chen, win the IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Best Paper Award

ECE Professor, Sherman Shen, and his PhD students, Huaqing Wu, Wenchao Xu and Jiayin Chen, have won the IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Best Paper Award for their article "Matching-based Content Caching in Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks" at the IEEE Communications Society's flagship conference, IEEE Global Communications in December in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Their paper was selected from 2562 submitted papers.

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

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