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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Researchers develop AI tool for skin cancer detection

Machine-learning software developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers could soon enable earlier detection of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The new artificial intelligence tool, a project that involved collaboration with the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, adds objective data to the visual assessments of skin lesions now done by dermatologists.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Instructor out to learn the intangibles of great design

Oscar Nespoli struggles to sum it up in a word or two, but he’s sure there is a lot more to good engineering design than knowing hard facts and following prescribed steps.

And regardless of whether it’s called art, intuition, feel, craft or any number of other things, the University of Waterloo instructor is determined to learn from how actual design practitioners do exceptional work in their fields.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Waterloo ranks sixth globally for telecommunication engineering

Waterloo has placed sixth in the world for telecommunication engineering in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Telecommunications engineering, centered on electrical and computer engineering, supports and enhances telecommunication systems. The work ranges from basic circuit design to strategic mass developments.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Engineering researchers awarded CFI funding

Five Waterloo Engineering researchers will receive $410,000 for projects ranging from developing advanced automotive materials for improved crash performance to accelerating the adoption of metal additive manufacturing to address challenges associated with part quality, process repeatability and reliability.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Architecture student wins $5,000 in essay contest

A second-year student at the School of Architecture is one of three $5,000 scholarship winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Osman Bari will receive his award at a gala in Toronto next month after his illustrated 1,000-word essay was selected from 180 entries from students at Canada’s 11 accredited architecture schools and other institutions.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Students impress with ‘a pretty cool idea’ using AI

Zeqi Cui, Hrishikesh Suresh and Declan Goncalves at the Imagine Cup.

A pair of second-year students at Waterloo Engineering already have their sights set on commercialization of a medical diagnostic tool after an impressive showing at an international pitch competition sponsored by Microsoft.

Declan Goncalves and Zeqi Cui are two-thirds of the brains behind NeuroGate, computer software that uses sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and ALS.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Additive manufacturing lab featured in trade magazine

This complex sphere and other metal objects were 3D printed at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory.

Obstacles and opportunities in the promising field of additive manufacturing (AM), or industrial 3D printing, are outlined in a lengthy feature story by Waterloo Engineering professor Ehsan Toyserkani in the latest issue of Industry Today.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Management engineering & management sciences students win top CORS awards

Management engineering student team

For the third year in a row, management engineering students have captured the top prize at the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) student paper competition.

Alexandra Hayes, Christian Gould, Kevin Chu, and Srikajan Santhirakumaran came in first in the undergraduate category of this year's competition held recently in Québec City. Their paper, entitled "End-to-End Analytics: Wait Time Management of Ontario MRI Services", was based on the students’ Capstone Design project.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

June 2017 Convocation Highlights

Professor Chunli Bai June 2017 Convocation Waterloo Engineering

As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, Convocation takes on special meaning. The Convocation ceremonies provide an opportunity for those graduating, their family members, administrators, and faculty members to come together and acknowledge their impressive achievements, and to applaud the hard work and sacrifices made throughout their years at Waterloo Engineering. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal blooms

Wetlands

Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

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