News archive - August 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Prof develops app to boost smartphone battery life

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has helped find a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day.

Kshirasagar Naik, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, collaborated with researchers in India to develop an app that can reduce the energy consumption of smartphones without any significant impact on performance.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Researchers awarded $13.6 million in federal funding

Two research networks led by Waterloo Engineering experts were front and centre as more than $78 million in federal funding was announced today for collaborations between academia and businesses across the country.

Ehsan Toyserkani, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will receive $5.5 million over five years for the Network for Holistic Innovations in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM).

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New system uses AI to find potholes in need of repair

Governments may soon be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) to easily and cheaply detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings.

A new AI software system developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering automatically analyzes photographs taken by vehicle-mounted cameras to flag potholes, cracks and other defects.

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