News archive - September 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Systems Design Engineering Professor on CTV News

There is no cure for cancer, but treatment could be dramatically improved thanks to an invention out of the University of Waterloo.

Parsin Haji Reza and his team at the university are working to revolutionize cancer detection.

“We discovered that we can use our technology to distinguish between the healthy and cancerous tissue,” said Haji Reza, director of the PhotoMedicine Labs at the university.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Nvidia Deep Learning Blog Features Systems Design Professor's AI that Generates Compact Neural Networks

Monday, September 23, 2019

BME 1A Welcome Event

Thursday, September 19, 2019

SYDE student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon

A second-year Waterloo Engineering student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon focused on the creation of technology to protect privacy.

Lena Nguyen of systems design engineering teamed up with Anne Chung, a second-year computer science student at the University of Waterloo, to develop software that puts browsers on kids mode by disabling web page fields asking for sensitive information such as addresses and credit card numbers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Systems Design Engineering Professor and Student Featured in Wired Magazine Article Talking about Data Bias in AI

This week, the denizens of Twitter began posting photos of themselves with an odd array of labels. Some, like “face,” were confusingly benign, while others appeared to verify harder truths: Your humble writer was declared a cipher, a nobody, “a person of no influence.” Fair enough. But many of the labels were more troubling. There were rape suspects and debtors. A person would be labeled not just black, but “negro” and “negroid.”