Talal Alharbi, an electrical engineering doctoral candidate, and his supervisor Kankar Bhattacharya, an electrical and computer engineering professor, were honoured with a Best Conference Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference held last October in London, ON. The paper they co-authored is entitled Optimal Energy Management and Smart Charging of PEVs in Isolated Microgrids.
What Waterloo Engineering Outreach is doing to attract more women into the profession is one of the issues that will be discussed in California next week as Waterloo Engineering takes to the road for their annual California Alumni events. Two events will host up to 300 alumni allowing them to catch up on what is happening at Waterloo Engineering and listen to outstanding professors share their engineering insights and expertise.
Vidyard, a video platform company founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni has announced the successful raise of $35 million (USD) in their Series C financing round today.
Led by Battery Ventures out of Boston, the Series C also includes backing from existing investors, like Bessemer Ventures who led Kitchener-based Vidyard’s Series B just last year. Adding more fuel to power the business, the company is now valued at about $350 million (USD) according to a Wall Street Journal report.