Advanced Interface Design Laboratory

Technologically we no longer suffer from a lack of data, but rather, lack of information due to large amounts of poorly presented data. To take advantage of large amounts of data, we need information displays that transform data into meaningful visualizations. This means developing performance oriented displays that clearly connect performance goals to technical processes and equipment. 

Advanced Micro-/Nano- Devices Lab

Our vision is to use our unique resources to perform world-class research in the field of micro/nanotechnology. This is consistent with our goal of designing practical micro/nanosystem solutions to common real-world problems.

Bio-Robotics, Artificial Intelligence And Neuroscience Lab

Our research aims to better understand brain function by developing and testing computer models of neural systems. We use robots to allow these models to interact with the physical world. 

Composite Biomaterial Systems Lab

We can summarize our efforts as interdisciplinary investigation and innovation for improved bone health and repair. A great deal of what we do concerns structure-function-property relationships, how these change with aging and disease in bone, and how they can be optimized in the development of superior structural biomaterials.

Computational Neuroscience Research Group

We are interested in understanding how the brain works. We research perception, action, cognition, and basic theoretical issues from a neural perspective. Most of this research is carried out by building large-scale models (usually simulating single neurons) of various brain areas.

Conflict Analysis Group

The overall mission of the Conflict Analysis Group is to develop and implement formal methodologies for systematically studying decision situations involving multiple participants and multiple objectives. More specifically, a variety of conflict resolution techniques have been developed for modelling and analyzing different kinds of disputes arising in the real world.

Design Optimization under Uncertainty Group

Design Centering and Tolerance Design considers design problems where the design variables themselves are uncertain. Development of new methodologies for these two distinct problems in design optimization under uncertainty, explicitly considering risk and applying the newly developed techniques in engineering including civil, chemical, electrical, environmental and financial engineering problems is our main objective. 

Human Optimization Modelling Lab

Our research in Human Optimization Modelling Lab (HOMLab) is focused on developing tools, methods, and theories for studying, evaluating, and optimizing human factors in human-machine systems. A unique strength of HOMLab is to use both empirical experimentation and theory-based computational modelling methods, combining data-driven and theory-driven approaches in the related research areas including cognitive psychology, simulation and modelling, and human factors engineering.

Intelligent Human Machine Systems Lab / 3D Imaging Lab

Increasing demands on intelligent systems to operate in highly complex and unstructured dynamic environments, where objects are unfamiliar, hazardous, or have unknown and uncertain behaviour, require new developments in the acquisition and fusion of perceptual information from sensors, as well as processing for recognition, interpretation and learning. The Intelligent Human-Machine Systems / 3D Imaging Laboratories are engaged in research that combines the use of perceptual information from sensors, artificial intelligence, and human perception and reasoning in intelligent systems.

Intelligent Technologies For Wellness And Independent Living Lab

The Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living Lab brings together state-of-the-art computer science, engineering, rehabilitation science, and human factors methodologies to create internationally renowned intelligent assistive technologies for supporting aging and promoting independence and quality of life for older adults. 

Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis

Big data is any enormous and multifaceted collection of data that cannot be analyzed by ordinary computing devices and algorithms but through artificial intelligence algorithms. One of the major fields that generate big data is the biomedical and healthcare field in general and medical imaging in particular. The latter is the focus of our research at the Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis Lab.

Medical Microrobotics Lab

We develop wireless small-scale robots for various biomedical applications such as drug and cell delivery or minimally invasive surgery. Our research includes biohybrid microrobots, magnetic micro-and millirobots, and 3D (bio)printing.

Motion Research Group

We specialize in dynamic simulation, model-based control, and design optimization of mechanical, mechatronic, and biomechatronic multibody systems.

Nano and Micro Systems Lab

Nano and Micro Systems Lab (NMSL) mission is to conduct various researches in advanced micro and nanomechanical systems sensing and actuation technologies driven by the potential impacts on society and the environment. The group objective is to address issues in overall NEMS and MEMS technologies advancement while contributing to fundamental sciences.

Photomedicine Lab

PhotoMedicine labs is interested in designing and developing novel optical systems for clinical and pre-clinical biomedical applications. These new technologies aim to provide clinicians and researchers with novel capabilities and information that is presently difficult to obtain with existing techniques.

Piano Design Lab

The Piano Design Lab is directed by Stephen Birkett.

Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory

Our research is situated in the fields of social robotics, human-robot interaction,  cognitive and developmental robotics and Embodied Artificial Intelligence. The goal of our research is to advance knowledge in social and intelligent robotics and to develop robots that can make a positive contribution to human society.

Smart Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems Lab

Our primary research interests lie in control of connected hybrid and electric vehicles, autonomous cars, and unmanned aerial vehicle quadrotors. We are also interested in applications of Artificial Intelligence for solving various engineering problems.

Use-IT Lab

Our objectives are to understand and improve user experience through multi-disciplinary study that applies the knowledge of human capabilities and limitations to the design of tasks, tools, and systems.

Vision and Image Processing Lab

The Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab is dedicated to understanding visual processes and finding solutions for the outstanding problems in visual processing and perception, as well as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and intelligent systems for a wide variety of applications. The VIP Lab, a proud member of Partnership on AI, is also focused on pushing the boundaries of AI by tackling the key operational challenges surrounding widespread adoption of AI and enabling AI to become an empowering technology for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Towards this goal, two of the key areas of research interest for the VIP Lab are scalable AI (through human-machine collaborative design empowered by AI building AI), and transparent and responsible AI (through AI explaining AI), both of which are key to enabling widespread ethical use of AI for real-world societal impact.

Waterloo Engineering Bionics Lab

The Waterloo Engineering Bionics lab develops technologies that will shape the future of the interaction of human and artificial systems. We conduct inter-disciplinary research across neuro-engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, and medicine. We study mainly on physiological signals, such as electromyogram, electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram, extracting useful information such as motion intentions, sensory processing, emotional states and cognitive processing. With this information, we develop systems that would allow synergistic interaction between human and artificial systems, computers, robotics, mobile devices, virtual reality etc. Our lab collaborates with hospitals, industry partners, and other research labs from all over the world to create novel ideas that are accessible to everyone.