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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Programming ‘magic’ helps student land scholarship

Marks north of 90 and a passion for computer programming have earned a Waterloo Engineering student a national scholarship worth up to $22,500 over three years.

Corbin McElhanney, 19, now in his second year of the software engineering program, topped candidates nominated by engineering deans across Canada to win a National Engineering Scholarship for 2017.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Student startup represents Waterloo at UN event

A startup backed by the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at Waterloo Engineering competed recently in the finals of the world’s largest student competition for social enterprises.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Faculty members honoured with prestigious RSC medals

Two Waterloo Engineering professors are receiving medals from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding research achievements.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Researchers building a brain to replace human drivers

Endless possibilities on the open road make it extremely challenging to build and train an artificial brain that is nimble and sophisticated enough to safely deal with everything it encounters.

Monday, September 18, 2017

PM tells student hackers to ‘dream big, work hard’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Hack the North Opening

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought equal amounts of enthusiasm and inspiration Friday as he helped kick off Hack the North with a brief but rousing speech to a packed house at Hagey Hall.

Trudeau admitted he once “sort of dropped out” of an engineering program, but said he envied about 1,000 students from top universities in 22 countries who gathered in Waterloo for the weekend hackathon.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Professor recognized by Indian engineering academy

The new executive director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology has been elected as a foreign fellow of a prestigious engineering body in India.

Sushanta Mitra, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor at Waterloo, formally begins his fellowship in the Indian National Academy of Engineering in November.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Frank Gu's research contributions honoured by RSC

Frank Gu, a Waterloo chemical engineering professor, is part of the 2017 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) prestigious College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Medical technology startup named to innovation list

A medical startup founded by three Waterloo Engineering researchers has been named one of the 20 most innovative technology companies for 2017 by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).

Elucid Labs, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology in a small imaging device for the early detection of skin cancer, grew out of research by Farnoud Kazemzadeh for his PhD at Waterloo.

Friday, September 8, 2017

NSERC invests $9.7 million in research, scholarships

Sriram Narasimhan, centre, is his Waterloo Engineering lab.

More than 63 researchers at Waterloo Engineering are receiving funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to help them continue making discoveries that improve the quality of life of Canadians.

Over $8.6 million for Waterloo Engineering research was announced by NSERC today at the University of Victoria.

Friday, September 8, 2017

New system uses AI to detect distracted drivers

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed computer software to detect when drivers are dangerously distracted by texting or other physical activities while they are behind the wheel.

Combining cameras and artificial intelligence, the system could be used to improve safety by alerting drivers to pay attention or trigger even more decisive action as advanced self-driving features are added to vehicles.

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