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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SYDE / BME Readiness Assessment for new SYDE and BME students starting in 1A in fall 2017

Due date

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

The SYDE/BME Readiness Assessment is a diagnostic test. The questions on the assessment cover fundamental background for the courses that students will take in their first term. It is not for credit – rather, a tool to help identify areas where students need support. The assessment can be done from a personal computer with an internet connection. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Waterloo researcher first Canadian to hold two prestigious IEEE roles

John Yeow, a systems design engineering professor, is an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer for 2017 as well the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, the flagship publication of the council.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Systems Design PhD Student and Engineering Professors Are Taking on Lake Erie’s Algae Monster at AquaHacking 2017

Systems Design PhD student Jason Deglint and two professors (Dr. Alexander Wong, Dr. Chao Jin) are taking on Lake Erie's algae monster at AquaHacking 2017.

AquaHacking 2017 has officially kicked off at the University of Waterloo. Bringing together water experts, engineers, digital designers and entrepreneurs, this multi-stage hackathon encourages creative minds to work together to develop technology that will positively impact Lake Erie.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Systems Design Engineering Professors and Alumni Featured in University of Waterloo Magazine

Three professors (Dr. Alexander Wong, Dr. John Zelek, and Dr. John Yeow) along with three alumni (Kurtis McBride (Miovision),  Morteza Ahmadi (Qidni Labs), and Cameron Piron (Synaptic Medical) were featured in three different articles in the Spring issue of the University of Waterloo Magazine:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dr. Alexander Wong featured in Maclean's magazine article about conversational artificial intelligence

Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Maclean's magazine article about the rise of conversational artificial intelligence.

A re-post of the full Maclean's magazine article can be found on Canadian Business.

Friday, April 21, 2017

SYDE'17 student Adam Thompson on UW A Cappella Group Water Boys to compete in ICCA Finals

Adam Thompson is a SYDE 4B student who is a member of the Water Boys A Cappella group that will be competing at the International Competition in New York City this weekend. Apparently, they are the first Ontario team and only the second Canadian team to reach the ICCA Finals competition. The fact that the group is mostly made up of Math and Engineering students competing against Music majors is impressive as well. Read more.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dr. Alexander Wong featured in Financial Post article about Shift of AI back to Canada

Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Financial Post article about the shift of artificial intelligence (AI) back to Canada due to political climate in the US.

The full article can be found at here.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Capstone 2017 - Systems Design Engineering

Systems Design Engineering held its annual 4th year Design Symposium on Tuesday, March 28th.  A list of project topics and brief summaries can be found at here.

Photographs from the event can be seen at here.