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Friday, December 7, 2018

Systems Design Professor Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

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].

Friday, November 30, 2018

SYDE-BME Dean's Honor List Winners

Student Awards Luncheon - Dean's Honor List Winners

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Velocity Fund Finals

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]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Miroslaw Romanowski Lecture

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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Systems Design Professor's AI work featured in PC Magazine

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].

Monday, November 19, 2018

Systems Design Ph.D. Student Wins Second Place Prize at International Student Engineering Competition in China

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).

Monday, November 12, 2018

AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Systems Design Engineering lab joins growing ethical AI partnership

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 Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab in systems design engineering was announced yesterday as one of 10 new organizations in the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

SYDE Class of 1977 Endows Undergraduate Award

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Systems Design Professor and Graduate Students Build State-of-the-art On-Device Speech Recognition Deep Learning Model

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]