News archive - January 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

Crying out loud

Engineering students, friends create campus heat map to share tearful times, places and stories

Queenie Wu (left) and Leslie Xin are friends and third-year systems design engineering students.

Leslie Xin and Queenie Wu don’t mind admitting now that they did a lot of crying during their first year as engineering students at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, January 22, 2021

‘Edge NLP’ Is About Doing More With Less

NLP relies on large corpuses of data that enable deep learning neural networks and can be “gargantuan” said Alexander Wong, the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as well as co-founder of DarwinAI.

Friday, January 22, 2021

SYDE Prof. was interviewed on AI in a podcast

The Promise and the Risk, interviewing Dr. Alexander Wong, P. Eng. Dr. Wong is currently the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Just say the word: New voice tech could run home appliances

Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and AI company DarwinAI, the technology enables the creation of low-cost, low-power, self-contained speech recognition software that is tailored to specific tasks.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Vector Welcomes 2020 Cohort of Faculty Affiliates

Professor Hamid Tizhoosh, the director of Kimia Lab, has been appointed as a faculty affiliate to the Vector Institute for a second time.