News archive - 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

KIMIA lab selected for ‘thrilling’ medical AI project

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering are teaming up with a leading artificial intelligence (AI) institute and a network of Toronto hospitals to help doctors better read x-rays and diagnose patients.

Hamid Tizhoosh, who heads the Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis (KIMIA Lab) at Waterloo, called working with hospitals to use AI “the most thrilling thing I have ever done in my career.”

Friday, July 19, 2019

Engineering teams take three prizes at Velocity finals

Teams with ties to Waterloo Engineering took three of four $5,000 prizes on the line this week at the summer edition of the Velocity Fund Finals pitch contest.

Insula Medical, WatFly and Emergency Response Africa (ERA) competed against seven other early stage startup companies with three-minute presentations at the Student Life Centre. Teams in the finals qualified from an initial field of 42.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Students develop system to select cricket highlights

Passions for the sport of cricket and image processing came together in an impressive way for three students in a master’s class at Waterloo Engineering.

The project they produced uses deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) to select highlights from hours of match video by recognizing the gestures made by umpires after significant plays.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New robotics technology improves bridge inspections

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new technology to automate bridge inspections for structural defects and deterioration.

The system uses autonomous robots, cameras and lidar to systematically collect data for detection and analysis, making mandatory safety inspections both cheaper and more reliable.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Professor awarded $1.65M for ultrasound training

An electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Waterloo has been awarded $1.65 million under a federal program designed to train Canada's researchers of tomorrow.

Alfred Yu, who is cross-appointed to applied mathematics, will receive funding over six years through the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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