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. Jan. 22, 2021‘Edge NLP’ Is About Doing More With Less

    NLP relies on large corpuses of data that enable deep learning neural networks and can be “gargantuan” said Alexander Wong, the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as well as co-founder of DarwinAI.

  2. Jan. 22, 2021SYDE Prof. was interviewed on AI in a podcast

    The Promise and the Risk, interviewing Dr. Alexander Wong, P. Eng. Dr. Wong is currently the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Jan. 22, 2021Just say the word: New voice tech could run home appliances

    Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and AI company DarwinAI, the technology enables the creation of low-cost, low-power, self-contained speech recognition software that is tailored to specific tasks.

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