News

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A meeting of the minds--Robotics and AI experts from Ontario and China discuss opportunities for collaboration

"There are many unsolved problems in robotics, and many opportunities for collaborations between like-minded researchers in Ontario and China," says Dr. John McPhee, Professor and Canada Research Chair in System Dynamics at the University of Waterloo, and one of the workshop presenters. [Read more]

Friday, May 18, 2018

Systems Design Professor and Waterloo Researchers Combine AI and "Smart Shirts" to Track Aerobic Health

When most people think of wearables, they typically think of wristband monitors and smartwatches. But there’s also things like “smart shirts,” actual garments that contain sensors for heart rate, breathing, and motion.

Friday, May 18, 2018

SYDE Alumnus recognized as global hero for doing the right thing

Jim Estill

A version of this article originally appeared on Educating the Engineer of the Future news site

Jim Estill received an international hero’s award for what he believes was just doing what is right – sponsoring Syrian refugee families.

Monday, April 30, 2018

SYDE Professor and students gives tour to Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

The Federal Minister of Innovation

Systems Design Engineering professor Alexander Wong and the students at the Vision and Image Proccessing Research Group gives a tour to showcase their research and technologies to the Honorable Navdeep Bains, the Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Biomedical engineering student wins top co-op award

Vincent Shadbolt

A third-year biomedical engineering student who learned Portuguese during a work term has been named one of the University of Waterloo’s top co-op students for 2017.

Vincent Shadbolt, who lists involvement with the Waterloo Dragon Boat Team as one of his interests, got the nod for the Faculty of Engineering for his contributions to his employer, his community and the development of co-operative education.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Systems Design Professor Talks about Artificial Intelligence at Waterloo Innovation Summit

Systems Design Engineering professor Alexander Wong spoke about the impact of Artificial Intelligence and the importance of guiding its direction for helping society at the recent Waterloo Innovation Summit 2018.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Top robotics researcher coming to Waterloo from UK

Kerstin Dautenhahn

A leading international researcher is joining Waterloo Engineering as part of a federal initiative to attract top-tier scientists and scholars to do groundbreaking work in Canada.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design

At the annual Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards, two teams from Systems Design Engineering won prizes this year: 

- PhysioBuddy (Shirley Ng, Kassandra Predovic, Ritu Shah, Elizaveta Vorobieva) won $10,000, and 

- Hiza (Sanhar Balachandran, Sadruddin Hashmani, Bainian Liu, Nabeel Shahid) won $3,000. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Student Awards Reception

Dean’s Honor List  students

Dean’s Honor List students for their Spring & Fall 2017 academic terms (1A BME, 2B BME, 1B SYDE, 3A SYDE, 4A SYDE).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Photos from our IWD event

IWD

Our SYDE-BME women - identifying students, staff, and faculty came together to celebrate International Women's Day. We are so proud of the amazing contributions that they make to our SYDE-BME Community and beyond.