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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alumni, longtime supporter cited at awards dinner

Exceptional students were recognized along with accomplished graduates and a longtime corporate supporter as Waterloo Engineering staged its 2018 Awards Dinner for more than 400 people this week.

In addition to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students cited for excelling in academic and extracurricular pursuits, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured alumni in four categories and a company with a history of backing researchers and students.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Researchers awarded chairs and funding through CRC program  

Waterloo Engineering research received a boost with the awarding of two Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) included in a national announcement to help “keep Canadian research at the forefront of discovery today and in the future.”

Monday, November 12, 2018

PhD student receives two prestigious awards

Frederick Cheng, an environmental engineering doctoral candidate, recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on his research.

Monday, November 12, 2018

New X-ray technology in testing with cancer patients

A digital X-ray imager developed by a Waterloo Engineering startup is being tested on cancer patients with lung nodules in a pilot study at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.

The new technology is faster and cheaper than traditional CT scans, and has the potential to detect lung cancer earlier and with less radiation exposure.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Engineering lab joins growing ethical AI partnership

A research group at Waterloo Engineering is the first Canadian academic member of a global organization dedicated to studying and formulating best practices on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

The Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab in systems design engineering was announced yesterday as one of 10 new organizations in the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Architecture prof co-leads build project using robots

A professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo had a lead role in a recent project to build an experimental wooden structure using state-of-the-art robotic tools.

David Correa and a team of about three dozen architecture students and industry partners completed the elaborate bench during a five-day workshop on robotic timber fabrication at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver last month.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.

The new technology, called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K), can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Remembering University Professor Garry Rempel

A message from Waterloo's Department of Chemical Engineering
 

Professor Garry Rempel is being remembered today for his many contributions to academia, Canadian industry and the field of chemical engineering, as well as his long and distinguished service to the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Student team enters North American vehicle contest

A student design team at the University of Waterloo is taking part in a competition to improve the energy efficiency of an SUV while also balancing factors such as emissions, safety and consumer acceptance.

UWAFT (University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team) is up against teams from 11 other universities in North America in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest event staged by the U.S. Department of Energy and sponsors including General Motors.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Autonomoose shows off development in public demos

More than 100 people got a feel for the future when University of Waterloo researchers offered rides today to demonstrate their progress on development of a self-driving car.

Autonomoose, the modified Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan at the heart of the project, completed several complex manoeuvres on its own as it took guests from the media, the University and industry partners around a test track in Waterloo.

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