News archive - October 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

SYDE Masters student highlighted for her research

Linda Wang, a SYDE Masters student, was featured in a research story about rethinking research during the pandemic that highlights her research in artificial intelligence and computer vision.

When she started her engineering master’s degree in 2018, Linda Wang had no idea her research would be used to help detect a potentially deadly global virus less than two years later.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

World's largest human tissue archive adopts Waterloo search system

Artificial intelligence technology will be used to help modernize US federal pathology facility

Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SYDE Professor featured as expert in the Economist Special Report on Responsible AI

Prof. Alexander Wong was one of the leading experts featured in a Special Report entitled "Staying ahead of the curve – The business case for responsible AI" by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SYDE Professor's work on TinyML for speech recognition featured in media

Prof. Alexander Wong's work on TinySpeech, a family of compact deep neural networks for on-device speech recognition, was featured in the media, including in Synced and

Monday, October 19, 2020

Instant laser imaging could guide brain surgeons

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have taken an important step in the development of a microscope to precisely guide doctors during surgery to remove brain tumors.

For the first time, they used laser imaging technology to almost instantly identify cancerous tissue with accuracy comparable to laboratory tests that take up to two weeks.