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Countdown to Convocation — EngSci Grads to Watch

May 24, 2017 On June 13, our fourth year class with join the ranks of EngSci graduates at Spring Convocation 2017.  Check out just two of our outstanding graduates in U of T Engineering’s list of Grads to Watch.  

EngSci Chair shares thoughts on cyberthreats

May 16, 2017 In the aftermath of the ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack that caused significant disruptions around the world, EngSci Chair Deepa Kundur reflects on the question on many people’s minds:  Will cyberattacks continue to get worse? Professor Kundur is an expert in cybersecurity with a particular focus on smart grids. Read her article in the Globe… Read more »

This drone’s got “pickup”

May 17, 2017 Several EngSci students were part of the first place team at a national drone competition that set a tough challenge:  finding birds’ nests and retrieving an egg from one of them. The University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT) took top prize with it’s two-drone system at the Unmanned Systems Canada Unmanned Aerial System… Read more »

The world’s fastest human is an EngSci

May 9, 2017 What does it take to become the world’s fastest self-propelled human?  Gruelling physical training, a crack team of EngSci Aerospace graduates, and great vision. Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1) and Cameron Robertson (EngSci 0T8, UTIAS MASc 0T9) have used their engineering know-how and imagination to break a series of records…. Read more »

The world needs more Canadian engineers

Mar. 24, 2017 Over the next decade, Canada will face a shortfall of engineers, as thousands of senior engineers will retire and our economy grows.  At a time when engineers are at the forefront of solving the world’s most urgent and complex problems, U of T Engineering’s Dean Cristina Amon and colleagues from across the… Read more »

International research experiences expand students’ horizons

Mar. 24, 2017 Every year the Division of Engineering Science provides Experiences Abroad for students who would like to spend the summer doing research at top institutions around the world.  Locations include the National University of Singapore, Max Planck Institute in Germany, Osaka University in Japan, and many more. In addition, students who secure an international… Read more »

Student project creates new energy policy collaboration

Mar. 2, 2017 EngSci student Nathalin Moy (Year 4 Energy Systems) wanted her energy systems capstone project to matter. Her hard work in the ESC 470 Energy Systems Capstone course is now the basis of a new cross-Faculty collaboration to engage engineering students in energy policy. The project brings together students from U of T Engineering… Read more »

Daisy Intelligence Hackathon challenges students’ AI skills

Feb. 3, 2017 Last weekend saw dozens of student teams huddled over computers in the Bahen Centre.  They were competing in the first ever Daisy Intelligence Hackathon, a 24-hr contest in parallel computing for artificial intelligence and machine learning. Students were asked to develop an ultimate tic-tac-toe playing bot (program) that executed on GPU hardware and had… Read more »

Two EngSci alumni make shortlist to become Canada’s next astronaut

Feb. 2, 2017 Aaron Persad (EngSci 0T6, MIE PhD 1T4) and Najmus Ibrahim (EngSci 0T9, UTIAS MASc 1T3) are among five U of T Engineering alumni who are on the Canadian Space Agency’s shortlist of candidates to become Canada’s next astronaut.  Persad is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor David Sinton (MIE). … Read more »

EngSci students take top prize at PennApps hackathon

Jan. 24, 2017   A team of Year 3 EngSci students received top honours at the PennApps hackathon at the University of Pennsylvania for their project called Socialytics, a mash-up of “social media” and “data analytics”.  The application uses technology like language processing to analyse large numbers of comments on social media posts and summarize… Read more »