News archive - 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Professor receives China’s top award for foreign experts

Keith Hipel, a systems design engineering professor, was recognized with the 2019 China Friendship Award this fall.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

3D scanner could increase accuracy of surgery

Researchers have created a new scanner that can improve everything from surgical procedures to our understanding of landslides.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SYDE Prof. received the Engineering Excellence medal at the annual PEO awards gala

A professor of systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in System Dynamics, Dr. John McPhee has devoted his career to studying things that move—researching the modelling, control, simulation and design of dynamic physical systems.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

What Does the Rise of AI Hold for Engineering Education?

On paper, new disciplines in computer science and electrical engineering such as deep learning, facial recognition, and advanced graphics processing, look easy to exploit for universities wishing to update their STEM curricula. After all, the business press is awash with gushing propaganda on vertical applications for neural networks and pattern-recognizers exploiting big data sets.