News archive - October 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

SYDE professor, is leading research to identify cases of collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, from chest x-rays using AI and a search system

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ethical by design

We have an intimate relationship with technology. It is infused in our daily life, from our home and car to our finances and health care. As we welcome new technologies into our most personal spaces, there is a growing recognition that design-based thinking needs to consider ethics and the users it serves.

Friday, October 11, 2019

New breakthrough in the Department of Systems Design Engineering has been highlighted in several news agencies

A recent discovery made by Professor Parsin Haji Reza and his research team at the PhotoMedicine Labs has found a novel approach with the potential to make major changes to the surgical oncology field.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SYDE Professor has been awarded the Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence by Professional Engineers Ontario

John McPhee, a systems design engineering professor, is the recipient of this year’s Engineering Medal - Engineering Excellence from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).