As technology advances, there is often an expectation of using it to make life easier. There is a strong push towards automating everyday activities for the purposes of saving time, improving efficiency or added safety. This is especially evident in the automotive industry, where the journey towards autonomous vehicles has seen companies create self-driving vehicles and consider the reality of driverless roadways.
A Systems Design team is one of two teams to have been awarded $50k from the Palihapitiya Venture Creation Fund. The team is Beacon Health, supervised by Professor Igor Ivkovic. Their project seeks to improve mental health literacy in post-secondary educational institutions, including a knowledge-based recommender system that connects university students with corresponding mental health resources.
Dr. Parsin Haji Reza a professor at the SYDE and the director of PhotoMedicine lab (www.photomedicinelab.com) received $420,000 from Mitacs Accelerate Program in collaboration with illumiSonics Inc. This funding will go toward his cutting-edge translational research in medical imaging for critical applications in oncology, gastroenterology, and ophthalmology.
Dr. Alexander Wong, the Canada Research Chair in the field of Artificial Intelligence and a professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, and MASc student Zhong Qiu Lin, was featured in a front-page article in Synced Magazine, one of the largest media outlets for AI globally, on their work on human-machine collaborative design for building better deep neural networks for operational, practical environments [read more].