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.
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.
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:
Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Maclean's magazine article about the rise of conversational artificial intelligence.
Adam Thompson is a SYDE 4B student who is a member of the Water Boys A Cappella group that will be competing at the International Competition in New York City this weekend. Apparently, they are the first Ontario team and only the second Canadian team to reach the ICCA Finals competition. The fact that the group is mostly made up of Math and Engineering students competing against Music majors is impressive as well. Read more.
Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Financial Post article about the shift of artificial intelligence (AI) back to Canada due to political climate in the US.