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Friday, May 3, 2019

Vital signs can be monitored using radar, not wires

Waterloo Engineering researchers have developed new radar technology to wirelessly monitor heart and breathing rates instead of hooking patients up to machines.

“We take the whole complex process and make it completely wireless,” said George Shaker, a cross-appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and mechatronics engineering.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Management sciences prof helps speed up blockchain

A professor at Waterloo Engineering collaborated on a project to re-engineer a blockchain used around the world to support almost seven times more transactions per second.

Lukasz Golab, a professor of management sciences, was involved in development of a new series of optimizations to increase the volume of data that can be processed by Hyperledger Fabric.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Waterloo student in running for Imagine Cup for apps

A first-year student at Waterloo Engineering is competing in Redmond, Washington this week in a global event for student app developers sponsored by Microsoft.

Kathrine von Friedl, who is studying mechatronics engineering, is on a three-member team called SafeTrip that developed an app to track the eye movements of drivers during a hackathon in Toronto earlier this year.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Architecture professor heads Auschwitz exhibit in NYC

Robert Jan van Pelt shares both a strong professional and personal connection to an upcoming New York City exhibit that tells the story of the unspeakable horrors of Auschwitz.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Prof wins first Killam Prize for Waterloo Engineering

Six decades after he was bitten by an environmental bug as a boy, Waterloo Engineering professor Keith Hipel added another honour to his distinguished academic career when he was awarded a 2019 Killam Prize today.

Already an Officer of the Order of Canada, Hipel collects a $100,000 prize and is the first Killam winner from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo since the program was established in 1981.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Graduate student cracks top five at 3MT provincials

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering earned a spot in the top five today at the provincial finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Haya Almutairi, a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, represented the University of Waterloo at the Ontario event after winning a campus-wide contest last month.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Robotics expert named to prestigious Waterloo post

A renowned international expert in human-centred robotics will join Waterloo Engineering in March of next year to lead a major research program.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Capstone startup travels to Australia for pitch contest

Three students from Waterloo Engineering are in Australia to pitch their fourth-year design project – a panelized housing system for Indigenous communities – at a major social entrepreneurship competition.

Emman Haider, Paula Przybylski and Sara Turner make up one of six teams from the University of Waterloo to qualify for regional Hult Prize events being staged around the world.

Their startup, Pulse Home, took first place at a Hult contest on campus, as well prizes at pitch competitions including the Velocity Fund Finals.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Waterloo water startup wins big at Texas pitch event

A startup company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering won more than $140,000 in backing this week at a prestigious pitch event in Texas.

CataLight, which aims to make safe drinking water accessible to everyone, was among seven finalists at the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest student startup contest in the world.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

From first-year struggles to a national scholarship

Kritika Mehta knew what she was talking about when she urged struggling first-year Waterloo Engineering students to stick with it and just keep trying.

A year earlier, she was close to quitting the biomedical engineering program during her own difficult transition from high school to university.

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