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Friday, June 16, 2017

Professor collaborating on AI application for doctors

Waterloo Engineering professor Alexander Wong is cited in an online U.S. magazine story about a company planning to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) into a social network for doctors.

Wong, a systems design engineering professor and Canada Research Chair in medical imaging systems, is collaborating with Figure 1 of Toronto on work involving electrocaridiograms and machine-learning software.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Research could save fuel, reduce vehicle emissions

A system developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers could help organizations with service vehicles save money and reduce emissions by putting waste energy to good use.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Melek gives perspective on robotics in energy sector

Waterloo Engineering professor William Melek was featured in a recent story in the Financial Post about the slow but increasing adoption of automation and robotics in Canada’s energy sector.

“Repetitive, tedious tasks can be given to robots, but skilled labour will still be needed,” said Melek, the director of mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Students set sights on next overseas aid project

A group of six Waterloo Engineering students is building on a successful aid project in Bangladesh by launching a not-for-profit organization to make even more of a difference in the developing world.

Engineers For Hope began two years ago as a student design team made up of civil engineering classmates Adnan Abu Atiya, Tariq Hasan, Rumman Rahman, Shihab Saadeldeen, Nirbhay Singh and Youssef Zaki.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Prof featured in Globe story on the future of driverless cars

Steven Waslander, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, shared his insights on the near future of autonomous and connected cars in a recent article in the Report on Business in the Globe and Mail. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Convocation medal recipient unearths mysteries of Jewish Eruv

With a father who is an architect and a mother who is a designer, it seems only fitting that Piper Bernbaum would follow a similar career path.

And the School of Architecture graduate has done just that, while breaking new ground along the way with her award-winning thesis research into the spatial practice of the Jewish Eruv. An Eruv is an area marked by wire that extends Orthodox Jewish households and the leniencies of private space into public areas.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New microscope promises cheaper disease diagnosis

More accessible and affordable disease diagnosis may soon be possible thanks to work by Waterloo Engineering researchers Farnoud Kazemzadeh and Alexander Wong on a new form of microscope for use in pathology.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Chemical engineering students win electric mobility challenge

Chemical engineering students who captured first place in the seventh annual Electric Mobility Canada Student Competition

A team of Waterloo chemical engineering students captured first place in the seventh annual Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) Student competition held during the Electric Mobility National Conference in Toronto.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mechanical undergrad student wins Women in Engineering Scholarship

Mariko Shimoda Mechanical Engineering CEMF scholarship winner

Mariko Shimoda, a second-year mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of a scholarship from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) for the Ontario region. She is one of five remarkable women from regions across the country to receive the 2017 CEMF Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Smart meters yielded ‘very small’ electricity savings

Catherine Rosenberg

Smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing have only modestly reduced residential demand during the most expensive peak periods, a new study suggests.

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo compared data for nine months before and nine months after time-of-use rates were introduced in November 2011 by an unidentified distribution company with more than 20,000 household customers in southwestern Ontario.

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