Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Robohub featured in Robert Downey Jr. AI series

Waterloo Engineering’s Robohub is highlighted in an episode of the Age of A.I., a documentary series covering the ways artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks are changing the world.

Engineering 7’s state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility is profiled in Episode 6 entitled Will a robot take my job?, one of the world’s most googled questions.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Links to ridesharing could boost suburban transit use

Municipal transit services could increase ridership by co-ordinating with, not competing against, commercial ridesharing companies.

Waterloo Engineering researchers found that transit-ridesharing links in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods, where frequent bus service on fixed routes is cost-prohibitive, could help get people out of their cars by making transit more convenient.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Professor elected VP of IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council

John Yeow, a Waterloo systems design engineering professor, is the new VP of Educational Activities for the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council (NTC).

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

University mourns students and alumnus killed in plane crash

It's with deep sadness, the University of Waterloo confirms that two of its students are among the people who died in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran last night. 

Marzieh (Mari) Foroutan was a doctoral student in geography and Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani was a PhD student in civil engineering.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Rogers partners with Waterloo to further 5G research

A new partnership between the University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications will focus on 5G research in the areas of engineering, network design, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence.

Announced today, the three-year, multimillion dollar partnership on the cutting-edge wireless technology will also involve building a 5G network on campus to test network infrastructure, frequencies and applications.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Alumni develop exoskeleton to help children walk

A personal connection inspired two Waterloo Engineering graduates to develop technology that helps children with cerebral palsy and other medical conditions walk.

Manmeet Maggu (BASc ’13 – mechatronics engineering) and Rahul Udasi (BASc ’14 – mechatronics engineering) put their training to good use by founding Mississauga-based Trexo Robotics, which now has 11 of its exoskeletons in use by families and hospitals.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

ECE researcher named an IEEE fellow

Fakhri Karray, a Waterloo electrical and computer engineering professor, has been honoured as a 2020 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his "contributions to intelligent systems."

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Engineering alumni named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

At least three Waterloo Engineering alumni have made prestigious 30 Under 30 lists announced by Forbes magazine for 2020.

Chong Shen, 29, Khanjan Desai, 29, and Ryan Gibson, 26, are among 600 up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Canada and the United States cited for their accomplishments in 20 categories.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Professor honoured for engineering contributions

Susan Tighe, a civil and environmental engineering professor, has been named a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for her "exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada."

She will be formally inducted as an EIC member in April 2020 at the institute’s annual awards gala.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

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