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. Feb. 11, 2020Self-powering water leak sensor invented at Waterloo

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tiny, battery-free, self-powering sensor that could dramatically reduce the cost of protecting buildings from damaging water leaks.

    The new device, housed in a box just three centimetres square, is the product of a collaboration between professors Norman Zhou and George Shaker.

  2. Dec. 20, 2019Rogers partners with Waterloo to further 5G research

    A new partnership between the University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications will focus on 5G research in the areas of engineering, network design, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence.

    Announced today, the three-year, multimillion dollar partnership on the cutting-edge wireless technology will also involve building a 5G network on campus to test network infrastructure, frequencies and applications.

  3. Nov. 11, 2019New sensor sounds alarm when children left in cars

    A small, inexpensive sensor developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering could save lives by alerting people when children or pets have been left behind in vehicles.

    Just three centimetres in diameter, the sensor – which combines radar technology and artificial intelligence (AI) – would trigger an alarm after detecting an unattended child or animal.

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