Thursday, October 22, 2020

World's largest human tissue archive adopts Waterloo search system

Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), which has the world’s largest collection of preserved human tissue samples, will use an artificial intelligence (AI) search engine to index and search its digital archive as part of a modernization effort.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SYDE Professor featured as expert in the Economist Special Report on Responsible AI

Prof. Alexander Wong was one of the leading experts featured in a Special Report entitled "Staying ahead of the curve – The business case for responsible AI" by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SYDE Professor's work on TinyML for speech recognition featured in media

Prof. Alexander Wong's work on TinySpeech, a family of compact deep neural networks for on-device speech recognition, was featured in the media, including in Synced and Hackster.io:

Monday, October 19, 2020

Instant laser imaging could guide brain surgeons

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have taken an important step in the development of a microscope to precisely guide doctors during surgery to remove brain tumors.

For the first time, they used laser imaging technology to almost instantly identify cancerous tissue with accuracy comparable to laboratory tests that take up to two weeks.

Friday, October 16, 2020

3A SYDE student wins the prestigious SFF Memorial Leadership Award

Ellen McGee, 3A SYDE student, has won the prestigious Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Memorial Leadership Award for 2020.

The award is granted to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Engineering who has made outstanding contributions to the Faculty in the promotion of extracurricular activities.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Miovision cited as top innovator in Canada for 2020

A company founded by three Waterloo Engineering students 15 years ago will receive a national honour next week for its innovative approach to traffic management.

Miovision is the 2020 recipient of the Innovator of the Year award given out annually by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) to a company that “disrupts and transforms an industry in profound ways.”

Monday, September 21, 2020

Gaming technology startup secures $350k in backing

A startup company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering has secured $350,000 in seed funding to commercialize technology for the gaming industry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Welcome Dr. Ewen MacDonald to SYDE

We welcome Dr. Ewen MacDonald, who comes to Systems Design Engineering as Associate Professor.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Co-op program draws scholarship winner to Systems Design Engineering

The co-op program at Waterloo Engineering was a major draw for an incoming student who will start her studies this fall with backing from a prestigious scholarship worth up to $100,000.

Anson Yu of Langley, BC, is the latest Loran Scholar to choose Waterloo after landing a four-year scholarship aimed at finding and supporting high-potential young Canadians.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Welcome Dr. Tais Sigaeva to SYDE

We welcome Dr. Tais Sigaeva, who comes to Systems Design Engineering as new faculty member.

Tais received her B.S. in Mechanics in 2011 from the Southern Federal University and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from the University of Alberta.

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