While many industries today are facing decline, the commercial aviation industry faces a different challenge. According to a recent study by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a projected increase in airline passengers is expected to double the size of the industry over the next 20 years. However, there aren’t enough aviation professionals trained or in training to meet that demand. In response, a Waterloo professor has partnered with ICAO to offer a free aviation course that’s available to anyone anywhere in the world.
The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.
The University of Waterloo has signed a joint research agreement with two Japanese organizations to develop effective methods to engineer safe and secure embedded software targeting the manufacturing and automotive sectors.
The five-year project, Hasuo Metamathematics for Systems Design (MMSD), is led by Krzysztof Czarnecki, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ichiro Hasuo, associate professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), and valued at $1.4 million.
The study tested 40 adults, evenly split between male and female, with no previous back issues. It found that 40 percent developed low back pain after standing for two hours. Moreover, if they were previously fatigued, their muscle strength was not able to recover while standing.