News archive - August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

SYDE alumni launches online art gallery

A new online art gallery and artist community showcases the work of emerging Canadian artists. 

artterra, the soil for artists to grow 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SYDE research on machine learning featured in TechTalks

A new study by researchers from the University of Waterloo and McGill University was featured in TechTalks, a leading artificial intelligence online publication. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Modelling Disaster Recovery

After a disaster strikes, the ability of individuals to recover is shaped by the many inter-connected systems that make up a community.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

SYDE students take top prize in international Google contest

A team of first-year Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 800 other entries from around the world in a Google competition to develop solutions to help end poverty, ensure prosperity and protect the planet.

Aditi Sandhu, Het Patel, Jinal Rajawat and Mehak Dhaliwal, classmates in the systems design engineering (SYDE) program, won $3,000 each – plus mentorship opportunities and other prizes – as one of three winning teams in the Google Developers 2022 Solution Challenge.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Using AI to triage spine disorders

Waterloo research team partners with Grand River Hospital to perform virtual triaging of spine disorders using AI

Back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor. In cases of acute pain, disorders, or injury, a healthcare provider will request X-ray images of the spine and pelvis to help make a diagnosis. The images are annotated by hand, where the position and angle of key bony landmarks are measured to indicate if there is a misalignment that requires further treatment or surgery.

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