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. Dec. 7, 2018Systems Design Professor Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

    Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair in the field of Artificial Intelligence and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Deign Engineering, is interviewed in The O'Reilly Data Show on his research on designing a human-in-the-loop platform for building deep neural networks with efficient network architectures[Read more].

  2. Nov. 29, 2018Velocity Fund Finals

    Systems Design is pleased to announce that Brink Bionics, co-founded by Systems Design professor Ning Jiang, Systems Design Master student Erik Lloyd, and post-doctoral researcher Dr. Jiayuan He, which is housed in the E7 SYDE Garage, was one of the $25k winners at yesterday's Velocity Fund Finals. The company is a spin-off from Engineering Bionics Lab. [Read more]

  3. Nov. 28, 2018Systems Design Professor's AI work featured in PC Magazine

    Alexander Wong, an Associate Professor in Systems Design Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, and his work on learning how AI makes decisions is featured in an article in PC Magazine [Read more].

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