Monday, November 11, 2019

SYDE Prof. and his team use AI to help make advances in preventive health care

Artificial intelligence could be used to help spot arterial plaque, blood clots, clogged or narrowed arteries sooner.

Alexander Wong and his team have developed a simple, hand-held device that could replace pricey, bulky, finicky microscopes. - Peter Lee , Waterloo Region Record

Friday, October 25, 2019

SYDE professor, is leading research to identify cases of collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, from chest x-rays using AI and a search system

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ethical by design

We have an intimate relationship with technology. It is infused in our daily life, from our home and car to our finances and health care. As we welcome new technologies into our most personal spaces, there is a growing recognition that design-based thinking needs to consider ethics and the users it serves.

Friday, October 11, 2019

New breakthrough in the Department of Systems Design Engineering has been highlighted in several news agencies

A recent discovery made by Professor Parsin Haji Reza and his research team at the PhotoMedicine Labs has found a novel approach with the potential to make major changes to the surgical oncology field.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SYDE Professor has been awarded the Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence by Professional Engineers Ontario

John McPhee, a systems design engineering professor, is the recipient of this year’s Engineering Medal - Engineering Excellence from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Friday, September 27, 2019

Systems Design Engineering Professor on CTV News

There is no cure for cancer, but treatment could be dramatically improved thanks to an invention out of the University of Waterloo.

Parsin Haji Reza and his team at the university are working to revolutionize cancer detection.

“We discovered that we can use our technology to distinguish between the healthy and cancerous tissue,” said Haji Reza, director of the PhotoMedicine Labs at the university.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Nvidia Deep Learning Blog Features Systems Design Professor's AI that Generates Compact Neural Networks

Monday, September 23, 2019

BME 1A Welcome Event

Thursday, September 19, 2019

SYDE student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon

A second-year Waterloo Engineering student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon focused on the creation of technology to protect privacy.

Lena Nguyen of systems design engineering teamed up with Anne Chung, a second-year computer science student at the University of Waterloo, to develop software that puts browsers on kids mode by disabling web page fields asking for sensitive information such as addresses and credit card numbers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Systems Design Engineering Professor and Student Featured in Wired Magazine Article Talking about Data Bias in AI

This week, the denizens of Twitter began posting photos of themselves with an odd array of labels. Some, like “face,” were confusingly benign, while others appeared to verify harder truths: Your humble writer was declared a cipher, a nobody, “a person of no influence.” Fair enough. But many of the labels were more troubling. There were rape suspects and debtors. A person would be labeled not just black, but “negro” and “negroid.”