News archive - September 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

New student wins backing for Deaf, hard of hearing

A new student at Waterloo Engineering is starting his studies backed by a national scholarship for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

Alexander Loo, of Pickering, is one of 23 winners nationwide of up to $3,000 a year for four years provided by Canadian Hearing Services (CHS).

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Industry partnership yields new projection technology

A longstanding partnership between Waterloo Engineering researchers and a leading projection company has yielded new technology for a state-of-the-art laser projector.

A patented algorithm developed at the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab drives resolution enhancement in the new M 4K25 RBG projector produced by Christie, a global company with engineering headquarters in Kitchener.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

First-year students tackle novel space alien problem

This year’s incoming class of systems design engineering students will be navigating their first semester at the University of Waterloo alongside visitors from the far-off planet TsTs.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Researcher stresses any mask is better than no mask

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering whose recent work on the effectiveness of masks and ventilation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors received widespread media coverage is stressing that any mask is better than no mask.

A question-and-answer media release with Serhiy Yarusevich, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was issued after his study with fellow professor Sean Peterson and engineering PhD students Yash Shan and John Kurelek was misrepresented by many media outlets as part of the politicization of mask usage.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Research project announced on AV safety, security

Waterloo Engineering researchers have teamed up with the federal government and Magna International to help ensure the safety and security of vehicles as they become increasingly autonomous.

Announced today, a $1.6-million project headed by Sebastian Fischmeister, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, involves the development of theories, methods and tools to produce complex automotive software for connected and automated vehicles.

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