Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Study links feeling good with taking care of yourself

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have used sophisticated text-mining technology to back up age-old advice on the importance of taking care of yourself.

Their analysis of 700,000 online journal entries with an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model found a strong association between feeling good and getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grad student to advance research with scholarship

An engineering master’s candidate has been awarded one of two scholarships awarded to civil engineering students in Ontario.

Michelle Liu was honoured with a $2,500 Manuel Fine scholarship from the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New automotive facility officially opens for research

More than 100 people turned out today for the official opening of a new $4-million automotive research facility at the University of Waterloo.

Dignitaries kickstarted the event at the Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Laboratory (AVRIL) by arriving in automated electric car that is being developed by student design team WATonomous.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Self-powering water leak sensor invented at Waterloo

Norman Zhou

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tiny, battery-free, self-powering sensor that could dramatically reduce the cost of protecting buildings from damaging water leaks.

The new device, housed in a box just three centimetres square, is the product of a collaboration between professors Norman Zhou and George Shaker.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Amphibious housing expert shares her vision at TEDx

Elizabeth English, a School of Architecture professor, shared her personal experiences while speaking at a recent TEDxManhattanBeach conference about how amphibious housing can save communities in flood zones.

Monday, February 3, 2020

AV researchers release winter-driving training tool

Autonomous vehicle (AV) developers now have a new winter-weather tool at their disposal thanks to engineering researchers.

Teams at Waterloo Engineering and the University of Toronto collaborated on a free, open-source dataset to test and train AV perception algorithms in nasty conditions.

“We want to engage the research community to generate new ideas and enable innovations,” said Krzysztof Czarnecki, the engineering professor who leads the Waterloo team.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Engineering teams claim top awards at OEC

Waterloo Engineering undergraduate teams won four major awards in this year’s Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in the Innovative Design, Programming and Re-engineering categories.

Hosted by the University of Guelph from January 17 to 19, OEC brought together engineering students from across the province to compete in eight unique challenges designed around the theme of Improve Life.

Waterloo Engineering teams won first and second place in the Innovative Design category. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Robohub featured in Robert Downey Jr. AI series

Waterloo Engineering’s RoboHub is highlighted in an episode of the "The Age of A.I.", a documentary series covering the ways artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks are changing the world.

Engineering 7’s state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility is profiled in Episode 6 entitled Will a robot take my job?, one of the world’s most googled questions.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Links to ridesharing could boost suburban transit use

Municipal transit services could increase ridership by co-ordinating with, not competing against, commercial ridesharing companies.

Waterloo Engineering researchers found that transit-ridesharing links in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods, where frequent bus service on fixed routes is cost-prohibitive, could help get people out of their cars by making transit more convenient.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Professor elected VP of IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council

John Yeow, a Waterloo systems design engineering professor, is the new VP of Educational Activities for the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council (NTC).

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