Thursday, October 22, 2020

Four engineering subjects crack the world's top 100

Waterloo Engineering placed two subjects in the top 50 and two more in the top 100 in worldwide university rankings for 2021.

In an evaluation of more than 1,500 global universities by media company U.S. News and World Report, electrical engineering ranked 25th and mechanical engineering was 49th.

Civil engineering was ranked 73rd and chemical engineering held the 87th spot.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Waterloo tech adopted by major US pathology centre

Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), which has the world’s largest collection of preserved human tissue samples, will use an artificial intelligence (AI) search engine to index and search its digital archive as part of a modernization effort.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Redirecting master's research for COVID detection

Linda Wang quickly pivoted her work last spring to help develop technology to detect COVID-19.

Wang, who will receive her master’s degree in systems design engineering this week, helped create COVID-Net, now an open-source tool designed to screen coronavirus cases from chest X-ray images. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Posthumous and honorary degrees recognize achievements

As part of this week's fall convocation, Waterloo Engineering will award a posthumous doctoral degree to Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani who died in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 in January 2020.

Esfahani was conducting his civil engineering PhD research in the field of construction automation and management, focusing on adaptive reuse projects in the circular economy.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Instant laser imaging could guide brain surgeons

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have taken an important step in the development of a microscope to precisely guide doctors during surgery to remove brain tumors.

For the first time, they used laser imaging technology to almost instantly identify cancerous tissue with accuracy comparable to laboratory tests that take up to two weeks.

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