Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo

The Department of Systems Design Engineering is a globally unique interdisciplinary department hosting flexible and innovative programs.  In addition to our new Biomedical Engineering program, Systems Design remains committed to Human Factors, Mechatronics, and Social Environmental Systems.

  1. Nov. 11, 2020Nikon Instruments recently highlighted the publication in scientific reports led by Professor Parsin Haji Reza and his team

    Could a novel non-contact photoacoustic microscopy technique that developed at the University of Waterloo provide pathologists with a time-saving alternative to traditional H&E staining and brightfield microscopy imaging?   The new publication in scientific reports led by Professor Parsin Haji Reza and his team at photomedicine labs suggests this technique may even be able to enable real-time #pathology assessment. This work recently highlighted by Nikon Instruments.

  2. Oct. 24, 2020SYDE Masters student highlighted for her research

    Linda Wang, a SYDE Masters student, was featured in a research story about rethinking research during the pandemic that highlights her research in artificial intelligence and computer vision.

    When she started her engineering master’s degree in 2018, Linda Wang had no idea her research would be used to help detect a potentially deadly global virus less than two years later.

  3. Oct. 22, 2020World's largest human tissue archive adopts Waterloo search system

    Artificial intelligence technology will be used to help modernize US federal pathology facility

    Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

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  1. Nov. 24 to 27, 2020Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) Speakers Series

    The Conrad School is hosting a Speakers' Series as part of the annual Women Entrepreneurship Week 2020 global awareness and celebration.

    Join us virtually on any of the following dates and times:

    Tuesday, November 24th, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.
    Thursday, November 26th, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

  2. Nov. 25, 2020Renison Workshop: Entrepreneurship 101
    Renison Workshop: Entrepreneurship 101

    Interested in learning the essentials of entrepreneurship?

    In partnership with Entrepreneurship Society and Renison University College, join us at a Renison Workshop: Entrepreneurship 101 session to learn how to find the right problem and right solution from Conrad School Lecturer, David Rose. 

  3. Dec. 4, 2020National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
    silhouette of a woman's face
    Canada changed forever on December 6, 1989 when 14 young women were murdered in a gender-based act of violence at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. 
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