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. Mar. 14, 2017Dr. Alexander Wong talks about Deep Learning with Darwin: Evolutionary Synthesis of Operational Deep Intelligence at WICI event

    Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, talks about the democratization and proliferation of deep learning as commodity AI at a recent WICI (Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation) event.

    Watch the full talk.

  2. Mar. 8, 2017International Women's Day: SYDE-BME Wonderful Women

  3. Mar. 6, 2017Amazon partners with Waterloo to support AI research

    As part of the Alexa Fund Fellowship, which was formally announced today, Amazon is supplying Alexa-enabled devices and sending an Alexa speech scientist to mentor Waterloo researchers and students.

    There will be three undergraduate courses hosted by the Department of Systems Design Engineering for biomedical and mechatronics engineering students currently run by Professor Alexander Wong and Professor Igor Ivkovic, and a graduate-level course hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering currently run by Karray.

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  1. Apr. 3, 2017Zero to Hero: Steps to Funding - Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program

    Find out how your team can go from idea to funding in this "how to" session. Lyon Wong, Spectrum 28, outlines the steps to getting funded. Select teams are interviewed and funding readiness issues examined. It's two hours of "hands-on, how-to" knowledge involving real startups who are looking for funding.

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