New collaboration hub at Waterloo to advance artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things

Monday, June 17, 2019

An innovation hub focused on advancing intelligent logistics research will be located at the University of Waterloo in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

The NRC Waterloo Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity was announced today.

Internationally recognized researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and the Cheriton School of Computer Science within the Faculty of Mathematics will partner with NRC researchers to advance discoveries in these three key areas. The NRC and University of Waterloo have been collaborating on computer science research and development for over 10 years.

Some of the research projects currently underway include:

  • Automated material synthesis using deep reinforcement learning led by Professor Mark Crowley, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and NRC researcher Isaac Tamblyn.
  • Neuromorphics for Vision-based Movement Planning and Control led by Professor Chris Eliasmith, Systems Design Engineering, and NRC researcher Terry Stewart.
  • Reliable Gesture Recognition in Virtual Reality Environment led by Professor Ed Lank, Cheriton School of Computer Science, and NRC researcher Keiko Katsuragawa.
  • Battery-free Touch Sensors for Internet of Things led by Professor Omid Abari, Cheriton School of Computer Science, and NRC researcher Keiko Katsuragawa.

The Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity will develop expertise to further research in these areas nationally and internationally. 

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