The University of Waterloo Autonomous Sailboat Team (UWAST) may be new to robotic sailing, but like every hardworking engineering team with one eye on the horizon, its goal is to win, not just compete.
Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Worswick has been elected as a fellow of SAE International, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
Worswick, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, was recognized along with 21 other inductees this year for his field research in structural crash worthiness, high-strain-rate material behaviour and sheet forming for auto weight reduction.
A researcher at Waterloo Engineering is developing a matching system that could significantly boost the number of people who carpool by taking compatibility into consideration.
Bissan Ghaddar, a management sciences professor, worked on a study with colleagues at IBM and two Italian universities to go beyond matching people to share rides based on geographic locations and time schedules alone.