Modeling the Role of Respiratory Droplets in Covid-19 Type Pandemics

July 2, 2020

In this paper, we develop a first principles model that connects respiratory droplet physics with the evolution of a pandemic such as the ongoing Covid-19. The model has two parts. First, we model the growth rate of the infected population based on a reaction mechanism. The advantage of modeling the pandemic using the reaction mechanism… Read more »

A Look Back on the 2019-2020 Academic Year at U of T Engineering

June 26, 2020

June 18, 2020, would’ve been our #UofTEngineering Convocation ceremony, let’s take a look back at the 2019-2020 academic year — one filled with unprecedented challenges and tremendous accomplishments. Through it all, our community banded together 💙 💪  

Grads 2020

UofT Engineering Grads to Watch 2020

June 2, 2020

With the University’s virtual Convocation ceremony on June 2, 2020 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Graduating in the midst of a global pandemic, the Class of 2020 will long be celebrated for its tenacity, resilience and spirit. Read More

AI Awards

Five UTIAS grad students receive Vector Institute Scholarships in AI

May 27, 2020

In their pursuit of machine learning and deep learning research at U of T Engineering, 11 incoming master’s students have received Vector Institute Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI). This is the third round of scholarships announced by the Vector Institute, which was launched in 2017 to attract, develop and retain top artificial intelligence (AI) talent… Read more »

Apollo 13 Professors

50 Years Later: How U of T Engineering’s Institute for Aerospace Studies helped Apollo 13 land safely

April 13, 2020

It was half a century ago, but Professor Emeritus Phil Sullivan (UTIAS) will never forget the date of April 16, 1970. “We got a phone call in the middle of a staff meeting,” he says. It was Grumman Aerospace Corporation, an American company contracted to build the lunar module for NASA’s Apollo 13 mission. There… Read more »

Covid-19 Resources

March 22, 2020

    Academic Support UofT School of Graduate Studies FAQs Information for UofT Students – Office of Vice-Provost Dean of Engineering’s Latest Message UofT Engineering Graduate Students FAQs Online Learning at UofT UofT Coursera for Graduate Students   Financial Resources Financial Support Government of Canada Government of Ontario University of Toronto SGS Emergency Grant (UofT)… Read more »

Covid Announcement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Message from Dean Chris Yip

March 16, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community We’re continuing to make adjustments to our plans to find creative ways to keep the semester going as best we can. We’re also listening to your concerns and feedback, and we know that many of our students are faced with difficult decisions about whether and when to return… Read more »

Real-life air accident becomes a learning opportunity for UTIAS engineering students

February 3, 2020

The wreckage of a small private plane rests among debris scattered inside the MarsDome at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). The staged crash site — complete with scripted witness accounts and a wreckage trail  — is at the centre of a new graduate course on air-accident investigations. The course is the… Read more »

Can self-driving cars handle a Canadian winter?

February 3, 2020

Newly released data from a collaboration between U of T Engineering, the University of Waterloo and Scale AI will help train future self-driving cars to handle the challenges of winter driving. This week, Professors Steven Waslander (UTIAS) and Krzysztof Czarnecki (University of Waterloo) and their teams unveiled the Canadian Adverse Driving Conditions (CADC) dataset. Based… Read more »

Kepler decides to build its 140-satellite cubesat constellation in-house

January 29, 2020

Kepler Communications has decided to manufacture its cubesat satellite constellation in-house. The company said Jan. 28 it will build its constellation of 140 cubesats in a 5,000-square-foot facility it commissioned late last year at its Toronto headquarters. Kepler CEO Mina Mitry said the company made that decision after an “exhaustive analysis” of the supply chain… Read more »