News archive - November 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Systems Design Engineering Professor and Alumni speaks at 'When Waterloo Meets AI' event

Systems Design Engineering professor Ning Jiang and alumni Farnoud Kazemzadeh, currently CEO of Elucid Labs, spoke about the impact of Waterloo's research prowess on artificial intelligence and its application within the healthcare realm at the recent  'When Waterloo Meets AI' event.[Where UWaterloo Meets AI - YouTube]

Friday, November 10, 2017

Systems Design Engineering Professors and Student Win AquaHacking 2017

A team of Systems Design Engineering professors Alexander Wong and Chao Jin, along with PhD student Jason Deglint, took home the grand prize at AquaHacking 2017 Challenge with their imaging-driven AI solution for identifying cyanobacteria at a fraction of the costs compared to the current procedure which is manual, time-consuming, and costly.[Read more]

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SYDE PhD Candidate developed an AI program.

One University of Waterloo (UW) PhD candidate has developed an AI program he says shines a light into that black box—the "white box" method—revealing the inner workings of the AI and allowing us to better understand what the computer is learning, how it is analyzing data, and why decisions are made. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Systems Design wins Waterloo Engineering Debating

We are pleased to recognize Margaret Cheryl Brewster and Gwyneth Claire Foster as the winning debating team in this term's final in a very-close debate against a team from Nanotechnology. 

Congratulations to Margaret and Gwyneth, who will be joining the Spring term debate winners at the Ontario Engineering Competition in 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Waterloo prof constructs world’s largest simulation of a human brain

Professor Chris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and a faculty member in Systems Design Engineering, was featured in The Record for his work in building the world's biggest functional model of a human brain.  Article at TheRecord.