News archive - September 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wanna get started with practical AI?

Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net code

Written in Python, it's not perfect – but it's pretty cool

The Rubik’s Cube is one of those toys that just won't go away. Solving it is either something you can do in minutes to impress, or find so hard you end up using it as a paperweight.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Royal Society of Canada's honours for Waterloo Engineering Professors

Professor Keith Hipel of Systems Design Engineering will receive the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. Keith has introduced some of the world's most robust approaches to conflict resolution, multiple-objective decision-making, hydrology and environmental impact assessment, earning him Canada's most prestigious environmental prize.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AI Is Now Helping Doctors Diagnose Skin Cancer Faster

Doctors are hoping that artificial intelligence could be the key to detecting signs of melanoma skin cancer far earlier than the current methods of diagnosis allow.

The machine-learning software, developed by the University of Waterloo, Canada, would hopefully shorten the current process which relies entirely on patients presenting lesions (such as moles) and doctors then judging them on their appearance alone.

If they deem them to be potentially hazardous, patients than require a biopsy to get more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Waterloo medical technology startup named to Canadian innovation list

A Waterloo medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 28 GRADtalks – Beyond 60: Health, Aging and Well-Being - Join us!

Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, has been selected to present on her PhD research at the third installment of GRADtalks, taking place on Thursday, September 28.  GRADTalks is a significant recognition, offered only to very few PhD students across the university.  Kaylen is passionate about application driven research, and she will present her novel nutrition tracking technology for enhancing older adults’ health.