Use of technology in the world of sports is improving at a rapid rate. New types of data, coupled with advanced engineering tools, allow for more in-depth analysis of the human body as it pertains to specific movements and tasks. As a result, motions can be refined and equipment improved to help athletes maximize their abilities and performance. John McPhee, a professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW), has overseen several studies on the motor function of Paralympic athletes.
Qidni Labs, founded by Systems Design Engineering PhD graduate Morteza Ahmadi, is building an artificial kidney with the hope of dramatically improving survival rates for patients with kidney failure. Read more at BIOTECH: THE MAKING OF AN ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY
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].
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]
Earlier this year Systems Design Engineering faculty member Keith Hipel was awarded the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects — terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous — brought about by scientific means.
On November 29, 2:30-3:30pm, Professor Hipel will deliver the Miroslaw Romanowski Lecture at the University of Waterloo: "Negotiations over Groundwater Contamination." in DC-1302.
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].