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Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide, Waterloo Engineering is committed to leading engineering education and research.

We are the largest engineering school in Canada, with more than 9,900 students enrolled in 2017. In 2017/18, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $72.4 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Nov. 12, 2018New X-ray technology to be tested on cancer patients

    A digital X-ray imager developed by a Waterloo Engineering startup will be tested on patients with lung nodules in a pilot study at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.

    The new technology is faster and cheaper than traditional CT scans, and has the potential to detect lung cancer earlier and with less radiation exposure.

  2. Nov. 9, 2018Engineering lab joins growing ethical AI partnership

    A research group at Waterloo Engineering is the first Canadian academic member of a global organization dedicated to studying and formulating best practices on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

    The Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab in systems design engineering was announced yesterday as one of 10 new organizations in the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society.

  3. Nov. 8, 2018Architecture prof co-leads build project using robots

    A professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo had a lead role in a recent project to build an experimental wooden structure using state-of-the-art robotic tools.

    David Correa and a team of about three dozen architecture students and industry partners completed the elaborate bench during a five-day workshop on robotic timber fabrication at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver last month.

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  1. Nov. 13, 2018Alumni Lecture: "The Time-Traveling Computer Networking Researcher and Other Short Stories"

    Lecture abstract: A computer networking researcher traveling forward in time from 1985 to the present would be shocked by many things – not the least of which is the fact that people are still doing computer  networking research over 30 years later. While some of the terminology would sound familiar, the networks themselves and what we use them for would be totally unrecognizable – yet quite impressive. For those of us who could not afford a time machine, we have observed a more gradual evolution interspersed with the occasional shocking development. This will be the highly personal story of my journey through these decades of change in the computer networking field. I will attempt to answer these very deep questions: What were the biggest surprises along the way?  What came first: the Internet or content services? Were there any discernible evolutionary patterns? Is there anything left to do in networking? Are we having fun yet?

  2. Nov. 13, 2018 MATHEMATICAL frontiers webinar: why machine learning works

    The Office of Research and Artificial Intelligence Institute are hosting a viewing of a webinar from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In this webinar presentation, professors Aarti Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Dave Donoho, Stanford University, will discuss the mathematics behind machine learning and how they enable predictive analyses. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

  3. Nov. 13, 2018Fireside chat with the co-founders of Flipp Corporation: David Au-Yeung and David Meyers

    At this fireside chat moderated by Professor Wayne Chang of the Conrad Centre, two of the four co-founders of Flipp Corporation will talk about how they started their company and grew it from four to 400 employees in 12 years, how they initially and successfully identified a problem and solved it for consumers, and how they recently

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