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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fast-growing AI startup lands $16.3 million in funding

A startup company that was co-founded by Waterloo Engineering alumnus Mike Matta has raised $16.3 million to continue growing and developing its business intelligence and surveillance video software.

Solink, one of the fastest-growing companies in Ottawa, synchronizes security video footage with information on sales transactions and analyzes the combined data using artificial intelligence (AI) to give retail business owners insight into their operations.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Waterloo recognized for innovation in AI and robotics

An online magazine has recognized the University of Waterloo as one of the five most innovative universities in North America and South America in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Impact of AI startup is being felt on the world stage

An artificial intelligence (AI) startup company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering has cracked a list of the top 50 most important movers and shakers in the industry.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New powder could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have created a powder that could be used to reduce greenhouse gases at factories and power plants that burn fossil fuels.

The advanced carbon powder, developed using a novel process in the lab of chemical engineering professor Zhongwei Chen, could filter and remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from emissions with almost twice the efficiency of conventional materials. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

EngSoc honours friend of society award winner

Speaking openly about mental health in the classroom is one of the reasons David Brush was recognized as fall 2018's Waterloo Engineering Society (EngSoc) Friend of the Society award recipient.

The civil and environmental engineering lecturer was the first student-voted winner of the award since it was formally approved this past summer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cleantech startup takes $25,000 pitch contest prize

A startup company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Pope recently won $25,000 in seed funding in a pitch competition meant to encourage Canadian innovation.

Evercloak, a cleantech startup that specializes in manufacturing ultra-thin graphene and other 2D nanomaterial films, took first place in the environment and electrification development category of the Ontario Power Generation Ignite contest.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Trudeau commits $230M to SCALE AI that builds on Waterloo’s expertise

The University of Waterloo’s renowned artificial intelligence (AI) research and academic programs, including plans to train IT professionals and business executives in the field, received a significant boost today with the federal government’s commitment of $230 million to support the supply chain and logistics excellence consortium led by the SCALE AI supercluster.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Professor receives award for paper published in 2009

Mark Hancock was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New funding available for grad students researching blockchain

To help shape the future of blockchain technologies, a funding opportunity is available for master’s and doctoral candidates.

Waterloo Engineering is offering fellowships, valued up to $50,000 for master’s and $120,000 for PhD students to undertake research in the blockchain field.

Most of the funding for the fellowships is provided by Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in digital payments and blockchain.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Construction is underway on new AV research facility

Construction has started on a new $4.5-million research facility for autonomous vehicles near the Engineering 7 building on the east campus of the University of Waterloo.

The Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Lab (AVRIL) is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2019 with features including 10 vehicle bays.

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