Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Established over 40 years ago, the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo was the first-of-its-kind in Canada, and still is, hosting the most flexible programs and interdisciplinary areas of research. Systems design covers technical, environmental, socioeconomic and political aspects of the engineering process using systems design methodology.

Our community is home to more than 700 students, 35+ dedicated faculty and supportive staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide – including some of the most successful entrepreneurs to graduate from Waterloo.  

  1. Jan. 13, 2020Professor elected VP of IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council

    John Yeow, a Waterloo systems design engineering professor, is the new VP of Educational Activities for the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council (NTC).

  2. Jan. 13, 2020ACM video interview of SYDE Professor

    PODCAST/VIDEO INTERVIEWS by Stephen Ibaraki

    Alexander Wong, P.Eng.: Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and Chief Scientist at DarwinAI

    This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Alexander Wong.

  3. Dec. 17, 2019Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

    The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

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  1. Feb. 21 to Mar. 1, 2020Call for Papers
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    The theme of the inaugural Canadian Design Workshop is  Designing Engineering Design Education in Canada. Participation by attendees will be in the form of podium or poster sessions, grouped by theme. Two-page abstracts are due March 1, 2020.

  2. Feb. 25, 2020Documentary Screening 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'

    The Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change are pleased to present our inaugural documentary screening of the film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

  3. Feb. 25, 2020Seminar: Effective Teaching of Engineering Courses Using Flipped Classrooms

    Speaker: Prof. Mohamed Bakr

    Title: Effective Teaching of Engineering Courses Using Flipped Classrooms

    Date: 25 February, 2020

    Time: 3pm 

    Location: EIT-3142

    Invited By: Omar Ramahi

     

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