News archive - June 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Twenty-six University of Waterloo researchers receive prestigious research awards

A testing process that leverages machine learning and natural language processing is set to significantly reduce software development costs and expedite programming capability thanks to new provincial research funding.

Lin Tan, a professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, is collaborating with a leading software company to develop techniques that will accelerate software development and improve testing by detecting more defects automatically.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Media Advisory: Waterloo region researchers receive provincial research funding

Media are invited to attend an event marking the announcement of funding for researchers at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Perimeter through the Early Researcher Awards and Ontario Research Fund.

Nineteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive Early Researcher Awards – more awards than any other institution that applied – with total funding exceeding $2.6 million. Waterloo is receiving funding for 36 projects overall, Wilfrid Laurier will receive funding for six projects and Perimeter Institute are funded for two projects.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Workshop allows researchers to get inside your head

Researchers from around the world are at the University of Waterloo for a workshop to build sophisticated models of the human brain, which they will showcase on Friday. They are computer scientists, engineers, psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers, and the public are invited to attend their demonstrations, involving robots and specialized brain-like computers that simulate neural functions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

University of Waterloo announces new research facility for intelligent green cars

A new breed of smarter and greener cars than current models could emerge from technology developed at a new research facility at the University of Waterloo.

The $10 million Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) research facility is established today in the Faculty of Engineering with $1 million initial funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC). The Governments of Canada and Ontario are also providing $2.1 million each through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund Research Infrastructure program.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Media Advisory: Biophysicists gather to push the boundaries of research

National and international biophysicists will gather at the University of Waterloo for the first Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada.

Biophysical techniques and discoveries have revolutionized research and technological developments, allowing for the advancement of materials research, bio- and nano-technologies, biosensing, medicine and pharmaceutical research.

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