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Friday, February 16, 2018

Three students in finals of research video contest

Three students at Waterloo Engineering are still in the running for prizes in a research-related video contest sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The contest, called Science, Action!, is offering 15 cash prizes – including a $3,500 grand prize - for the best 60-second videos by post-secondary students that show how NSERC-funded research will improve lives.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Engineering a big part of winning AI supply chain bid

Canada’s supply chains will get a powerful new boost from artificial intelligence (AI) as an industry-led network of partners teams up with Waterloo Engineering to help drive economic growth through technological innovation.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Two ECE professors awarded University Research Chairs

Electrical and Computer Engineering professors Guang Gong and Zhou Wang have both been honoured with the designation of University Research Chair.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Tech giant Amazon backs professor's AI research

A management sciences professor at Waterloo Engineering has been awarded US $80,000 in cash and services by tech giant Amazon to pursue research on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze customer product reviews.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Remembering the 'father' of systems design engineering

Retired systems design engineering professor George Soulis died on January 19, 2018 at the age of 92.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Engineering students from across Canada race concrete toboggans this weekend

It will be a downhill battle for Waterloo Engineering’s Mighty Geese and 18 other concrete toboggans at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race hosted by the University of Waterloo this weekend.

About 500 engineering students from 18 universities and colleges across Canada and one from the United States are participating in the two-day event.

Friday, January 19, 2018

GM donates $200,000 for engineering scholarships

Waterloo Engineering is the first beneficiary of a $1.8-million fund launched by GM Canada today to encourage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Engineering student and professor win best paper honours

Systems Design Engineering doctoral student Devinder Kumar and professor Alexander Wong won the Best Paper Award at the 31st Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Transparent and interpretable Machine Learning in Safety Critical Environments Workshop held at the end of 2017.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Engineering professor named to the Order of Canada

A longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering has added an appointment to the Order of Canada to his distinguished list of awards and accomplishments.

Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor who also earned three degrees at Waterloo as a student, was recently cited for one of the country’s highest civilian honours by Governor General Julie Payette.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Researchers using AI to learn from expert bricklayers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at Waterloo Engineering new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.

Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints, knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices in training programs.

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