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].
Systems Design Engineering Ph.D. student Jason Deglint participated at the first Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition which took place in Tianjin, China from October 29 - November 2, 2018. This competition focused on low-cost water technology with environmental and/or public health benefits and was hosted by the Sino-Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE).
Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.
The new technology, called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K), can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.
A research group at Waterloo Engineering is the first Canadian academic member of a global organization dedicated to studying and formulating best practices on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
The graduates of the Class of 1977 Systems Design Engineering have established an annual award to recognize a student entering the fourth year of Systems Design Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. A combination of talents, interests and accomplishment describe the 54 unique individuals who survived the many trials and triumphs of the Systems Design Engineering Class of 1977, so the award recognizes students who have demonstrated accomplishment and creativity in (but not limited to) sports, politics, academics, work terms, philanthropy, business, the arts, and community service.
The work by Prof. Alexander Wong of Systems Design Engineering and graduate students Desmond Lin and Audrey Chung from Systems Design Engineering on building a on-device speech recognition deep learning model that outperforms state-of-the-art while achieving significantly smaller network size and lower computational cost, making them very well-suited for on-device edge voice interface applications.[Read more]