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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lab will help shape the future of industrial 3D printing


The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products.

Backed by nearly $27 million in cash and in-kind support, the lab will enable Canadian companies to tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as industrial 3D printing, while also further developing the technology through research.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Improving physiotherapy using sensors and machine learning

People recovering from hip and knee replacements perform rehabilitative exercises better when they get immediate visual feedback, initial testing of new technology has shown.

A multi-year project at the University of Waterloo combined motion sensors with software programs to enable typically elderly patients to watch how they were doing on a computer screen compared to the target movement.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ontario names leading early career researchers from engineering

Seven Waterloo Engineering researchers have been awarded Early Research Awards. The announcement is part of larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge, and included 18 University of Waterloo researchers for a total of $2.5 million.

Each researcher will receive $140,000 over five years plus an additional $50,000 from the University. They are:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mary Wells to receive Engineers Canada award

Professor Mary Wells Engineers Canada EngAwards17

After accepting a national science promotion award earlier this month, Waterloo Engineering’s Associate Dean of Outreach Mary Wells will receive another honour this week. On May 25th, Wells will be presented with the Engineers Canada's Support of Women in the Engineering Profession Award at their annual gala.

More information about this honour.

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.

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