News archive - 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

AI models identify COVID-19 patients at the greatest risk of death, injury

AI models can help reduce the burden and cost of healthcare.

New artificial intelligence (AI) models can help doctors prioritize care by predicting which COVID-19 patients are most at risk of dying or developing kidney injuries during hospitalization.

The sophisticated computer software, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, identifies vulnerable patients by learning from previous COVID-19 patient cases with known clinical outcomes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In memory of SYDE Professor Kish Hahn

The Department of Systems Design Engineering is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Kish Hahn on April 30, 2022, at the age of 90.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Ojala Capstone Design Prize Winners

The Department of Systems Design Engineering is proud to announce the winners of the Ojala Prize for Hardware and Software Prototyping from the 2022 Capstone Design Symposium. 

Ojala Prize for Software Prototyping

FieldNotes by Mickey Dang, Queenie Wu, Jenny Xia, and Sienna Wishart

Friday, April 22, 2022

Researchers urge better coaching for esports pros

Early research into the growing electronic sports (esports) industry highlights a need for better coaching to prevent burnout among professional players.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, identified several areas, including player fatigue, mental stress and peak performance conditions, that require in-depth research to improve coaching and player performance.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Igor Acts of Kindness Day 2022

In memory of Professor Igor Ivkovic, the Department of Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) holds Igor Acts of Kindness Day annually on April 2. On this day, we invite the SYDE-BME and Engineering communities to brighten someone’s day through a small gesture of kindness. 

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