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. Dec. 4, 2020National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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    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. 
  2. Jan. 13 to 14, 2021Undergraduate Admissions Webinar Series: Admissions tips & tricks

    Future undergraduate engineering students are invited to join us for an admissions-focused webinar that will focus on the admissions process and cover topics like how to apply, tips for your Admissions Information Form (AIF) and more!

    Our panellists will include our Director/Associate Director of Admissions as well as current students who successfully went through the process themselves.

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