SYDE students place 2nd and 3rd in video competition

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) students took second and third place in this year's Waterloo.AI GRADflix, a video competition for University of Waterloo graduate students. The competition challenges grad students to create a one minute video that describes the goals and outcomes of their research work. 

MASc student Ramashish Gaurav took second place with their video showcasing research on low-energy consumption in artificial intelligence (AI) models. The video describes how the use of Neuromorphic Chips that imitate the brain’s power conservation can combat excessive power use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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PhD candidate Ali Nasr took third place with his research on the use of Electromyography (EMG) and AI in exoskeletons for people undergoing physical rehabilitation. The video is based on research published in the Journal of Neural Engineering
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Congratulations to Ramashish and Ali!