News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Royal Society of Canada's honours for Waterloo Engineering Professors

Professor Keith Hipel of Systems Design Engineering will receive the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. Keith has introduced some of the world's most robust approaches to conflict resolution, multiple-objective decision-making, hydrology and environmental impact assessment, earning him Canada's most prestigious environmental prize.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AI Is Now Helping Doctors Diagnose Skin Cancer Faster

Doctors are hoping that artificial intelligence could be the key to detecting signs of melanoma skin cancer far earlier than the current methods of diagnosis allow.

The machine-learning software, developed by the University of Waterloo, Canada, would hopefully shorten the current process which relies entirely on patients presenting lesions (such as moles) and doctors then judging them on their appearance alone.

If they deem them to be potentially hazardous, patients than require a biopsy to get more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Waterloo medical technology startup named to Canadian innovation list

A Waterloo medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 28 GRADtalks – Beyond 60: Health, Aging and Well-Being - Join us!

Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, has been selected to present on her PhD research at the third installment of GRADtalks, taking place on Thursday, September 28.  GRADTalks is a significant recognition, offered only to very few PhD students across the university.  Kaylen is passionate about application driven research, and she will present her novel nutrition tracking technology for enhancing older adults’ health. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SYDE 2017 Graduating Class Census - Not your typical Exit Survey

Many universities ask their graduating students to answer a few questions about how they found their program and university experience. Our SYDE 2017 undergraduate class decided that they would do something different. Read here to some of the "highlights" which includes a link to their full report. 

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: