News archive - 2018

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]