Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Smart antennas could ‘make the world a better place’ by enabling Internet access

Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini and his research team at CIARS.

Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini has been immersed for more than 15 years in the complex technical details of his work on intelligent antenna systems for Internet connectivity.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Undergraduate wins $10,000 research award

Nidhi Juthani

A fourth-year Waterloo Engineering student took the bus home from Toronto today with the $10,000 top prize in a contest for undergraduate biomedical research.

Nidhi Juthani was recognized by the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) for her work on a cheaper, easier way to make cell sheets for use in areas including the repair of damaged heart tissue, corneal transplants and rebuilding cartilage.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Home security startup has ties to Waterloo

Aura device blends in on a window ledge.

A local startup company with ties to Waterloo Engineering went public this week with a new home security system that uses wireless signals, not traditional cameras and motion detectors.

Cognitive Systems Corp., which was founded in 2014 and has offices at the headquarters of Quantum Valley Investments in Waterloo, unveiled the system, called Aura, at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Researchers unveil driverless car in Las Vegas

Graduate student researchers Carlos Wang (left) and Ian Colwell track operation of the Renesas sedan during testing in Stratford

Expertise in autonomous vehicles has taken a team led by three Waterloo Engineering professors from a snow-covered parking lot in Stratford to a demonstration course in sunny Las Vegas.

More than 25 researchers from Waterloo are at the high-profile Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week to help showcase a highly automated car developed by Renesas Electronics America in collaboration with numerous partners.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

ECE professor honoured with IEEE fellowship

Kankar Bhattacharya

Kankar Bhattacharya of electrical and computer engineering has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to electricity markets and reactive power ancillary services. Bhattacharya, a member of Waterloo Engineering's Power and Energy Systems Group, became a fellow on January 1.  

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