News archive - 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

SYDE Exoskeleton research made it onto BBC news

The exoskeleton research of PhD student Brock Laschowski and Prof. John McPhee is featured by the BBC News. [Watch Video here]. 

The Systems Design Engineering research team also includes PhD student William McNally and Prof. Alex Wong.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

SYDE Grad Students receive Waterloo AI Institute Scholarships

The Waterloo AI Institute provides twelve one-time awards valued at $5,000 each. One Master’s student and one Ph.D. student from each of the University’s six faculties were chosen to receive a scholarship. This year Shivam Kalra and Milad Sikaroudi, Ph.D. students from Kimia Lab have been awarded the AI scholarship.

Monday, February 22, 2021

SYDE Researchers developing a COVID-19 biosensor

Research students Inna Novodchuk and Muhammed Kayaharman co-advised by Prof. Eihab Abdel-Rahman at the University of Waterloo, Department of Systems Design Engineering, are developing a COVID-19 biosensor. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Waterloo tech company helping farm crickets for food

A company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering is involved in the creation of a state-of-the-art facility to farm crickets as a source of protein.

DarwinAI, which was co-founded by Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor, and Mohammad Javad Shafiee, an engineering research professor, is one of several industry partners in a project led by the Aspire Food Group.