Monday, January 13, 2020

ACM video interview of SYDE Professor

PODCAST/VIDEO INTERVIEWS by Stephen Ibaraki

Alexander Wong, P.Eng.: Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and Chief Scientist at DarwinAI

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Alexander Wong.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Professor elected VP of IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council

John Yeow, a Waterloo systems design engineering professor, is the new VP of Educational Activities for the IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council (NTC).

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Professor receives China’s top award for foreign experts

Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor, was recognized with the 2019 China Friendship Award this fall.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

3D scanner could increase accuracy of surgery

Researchers have created a new scanner that can improve everything from surgical procedures to our understanding of landslides.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SYDE Prof. received the Engineering Excellence medal at the annual PEO awards gala

A professor of systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in System Dynamics, Dr. John McPhee has devoted his career to studying things that move—researching the modelling, control, simulation and design of dynamic physical systems.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

What Does the Rise of AI Hold for Engineering Education?

On paper, new disciplines in computer science and electrical engineering such as deep learning, facial recognition, and advanced graphics processing, look easy to exploit for universities wishing to update their STEM curricula. After all, the business press is awash with gushing propaganda on vertical applications for neural networks and pattern-recognizers exploiting big data sets.

Monday, November 11, 2019

SYDE Prof. and his team use AI to help make advances in preventive health care

Artificial intelligence could be used to help spot arterial plaque, blood clots, clogged or narrowed arteries sooner.

Alexander Wong and his team have developed a simple, hand-held device that could replace pricey, bulky, finicky microscopes. - Peter Lee , Waterloo Region Record

Friday, October 25, 2019

SYDE professor, is leading research to identify cases of collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, from chest x-rays using AI and a search system

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ethical by design

We have an intimate relationship with technology. It is infused in our daily life, from our home and car to our finances and health care. As we welcome new technologies into our most personal spaces, there is a growing recognition that design-based thinking needs to consider ethics and the users it serves.