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Friday, November 9, 2018

Engineering 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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Architecture 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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.

The new technology, called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K), can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Remembering University Professor Garry Rempel

A message from Waterloo's Department of Chemical Engineering
 

Professor Garry Rempel is being remembered today for his many contributions to academia, Canadian industry and the field of chemical engineering, as well as his long and distinguished service to the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Student team enters North American vehicle contest

A student design team at the University of Waterloo is taking part in a competition to improve the energy efficiency of an SUV while also balancing factors such as emissions, safety and consumer acceptance.

UWAFT (University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team) is up against teams from 11 other universities in North America in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest event staged by the U.S. Department of Energy and sponsors including General Motors.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Autonomoose shows off development in public demos

More than 100 people got a feel for the future when University of Waterloo researchers offered rides today to demonstrate their progress on development of a self-driving car.

Autonomoose, the modified Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan at the heart of the project, completed several complex manoeuvres on its own as it took guests from the media, the University and industry partners around a test track in Waterloo.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Waterloo alumnus donates $25 million to help transform education and research

A University of Waterloo alumnus who is a successful venture capitalist and part owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors has donated $25 million towards Engineering 7, the University’s newest building that officially opened today.

Monday, October 29, 2018

E7 opens with a bang, a reveal and a special delivery

Chamath Palihapitiya kept it light but heartfelt when he was announced today as the largest private donor to the new Engineering 7 (E7) building as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate its official opening.

A 1999 graduate of Waterloo Engineering who went on to tremendous success in business, Palihapitiya got a laugh when he joked via video clip about not being able to attend the event in person because an injury had forced him to fill in for the Golden State Warriors, the NBA basketball team he partly owns.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Better scheduling could boost access to medical tests

New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods without costly investments in new equipment.

In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, Waterloo Engineering researchers developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.

Friday, October 19, 2018

State-of-the-art robot impresses in RoboHub debut

The latest addition to the RoboHub, a new, state-of-the-art robotics facility at Waterloo Engineering, took its first tentative but impressive steps during an impromptu demonstration this week.

A full-size, electric, humanoid robot capable of seeing, hearing and feeling the world around it via sensors, it also shuffled sideways, waved and took a bow as students stopped to shoot videos with their smartphones through the glass walls.

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