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Friday, May 19, 2017

Group wins award at hockey analytics conference

Research on computer software that would use operational artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze hockey games recently won a best student paper award for a group from Waterloo Engineering.

The work was presented at the third annual Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference, which was jointly hosted earlier this month by Carleton University in Ottawa and St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Waterloo researcher first Canadian to hold two prestigious IEEE roles

John Yeow, a systems design engineering professor, is an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer for 2017 as well the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, the flagship publication of the council.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Girl-focused outreach wins national award

Mary Wells and Minister Duncan and Valerie Davidson at NSERC Science Promotion awards

As Waterloo Engineering’s Associate Dean of Outreach, Mary Wells has worked hard to attract girls to engineering. And not just at Waterloo. She also chairs the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), a collaboration between 16 schools and faculties of engineering and applied science established to achieve that same goal.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Over $4.2 million in federal funding for engineering researchers

Chris Eliasmith and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Three Waterloo Engineering researchers have been awarded more than $4.2 million through the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Waterloo ranked top "tech challenger" university in Canada

The Times Higher Education has ranked the University of Waterloo as the top "tech challenger" university in Canada. Its analysis shines a light on institutions that have thought outside the box on research collaboration and funding.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Prof featured in Canadian Business story on the evolution of AI

Voice assistants and AI change the way we interact with technology, but what are the risks? Waterloo Engineering professor Alex Wong was interviewed about the continual evolution of AI and voice recognition…and how UW can play a part.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Student team makes strong showing at bridge contest

Members of the Waterloo Engineering steel bridge team.

A team of Waterloo Engineering students posted a fourth-place finish – its best in three tries – at a recent contest involving the assembly of a bridge over an imaginary river in a race against the clock.

Thirteen teams from Ontario, Quebec and Upstate New York were represented at the regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Steel Bridge Competition, which was held in a domed football stadium at Syracuse University.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Prof featured in CBC story on construction robotics

A professor at Waterloo Engineering was featured this week in a lengthy CBC News story about robotics and automation in the construction industry.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Zroback named a finalist in national astronaut search

Jesse Zroback

A graduate of Waterloo Engineering is a step closer to his “life’s dream” after making the list of finalists to become one of Canada’s next two astronauts.

Jesse Zroback, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Waterloo in 2008, was announced today as one of 17 remaining candidates in a search by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that began last June with almost 4,000 applicants.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Search for ‘next global company’ is on at Waterloo

Lyon Wong of Spectrum 28

A prominent venture capitalist challenged entrepreneurs to think big this week as he announced the first three startups to receive funding through a three-year, $2-million program to provide guidance and financial support to promising University of Waterloo ventures.

“I’m hoping to find the next global company to emerge from here,” said Lyon Wong, a co-founder and general partner of Spectrum 28, a US $170-million fund based in Silicon Valley.

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