Improving efficiency to package and transmit information

Wireless communications and networks research is a vast area of science and technology concerned with the development of the most efficient means of packaging and transmitting information between nodes. Key goals include reducing costs and power usage through the design of application-specific antennas, and maximizing bandwidth of communication channels via improvements in information system theory.

Waterloo Engineering boasts the largest, strongest wireless communications and networks university research group in Canada, as well advanced facilities featuring equipment that is unique in the country and rare anywhere in the world.

Leading researchers and industry partners in the field are drawn to Waterloo Engineering by its liberal intellectual property (IP) policies, entrepreneurial spirit, thriving technology ecosystem in the surrounding community, extensive co-operative education program for undergraduate students, and campus-wide emphasis on science and technology. 

  1. Nov. 18, 2021Google provides $100K for wireless biosensor work

    A $100,000 grant from Google will support development of a new class of wireless biosensors by researchers at Waterloo’s Wireless Sensors and Devices Lab.

    Lab director George Shaker says for the last couple of years his team has been working on electromagnetic-enabled AI-powered systems to be able to diagnose and monitor several diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular abnormalities, neurodegenerative and many others.

  2. May 12, 2021New antenna technology passes its Internet test

    An intelligent antenna developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering has been successfully tested, a major milestone in a multi-year, multi-million-dollar project.

    The phased array antenna system for next-generation communications can be electronically steered to maintain links to overhead satellites for Internet connectivity.

  3. Mar. 25, 2021Leak-detection startup books spot in pitch finals

    A technology startup company founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has earned a spot in the finals of an international pitch competition for water innovations.

    AquaSensing, which was launched by George Shaker and Norman Zhou in 2019, booked its spot in the global Water Dragons event by finishing second in an Ontario heat featuring eight companies.

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