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Five U of T Engineering faculty receive Ontario Research Funding to advance transformative research

July 8, 2021

Anyone who lives under a flight path is familiar with the “whishing” and “whooshing” sounds of an aircraft flying above. Professor Philippe Lavoie (UTIAS) is developing technologies to contain this noise to just the immediate area around an airport. Lavoie’s project is among five from U of T Engineering to… Read more »

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WinTOR: New partnership will train self-driving cars to handle tough winter conditions

July 7, 2021

Around the world, companies are racing to create fully autonomous vehicles. But according to Professor Steven Waslander (UTIAS), there’s one scenario facing all competitors that hasn’t yet received as much attention as it deserves: winter. “Winter conditions aggravate the remaining challenges in autonomous driving,” says Waslander. “Reduced visibility limits perception performance, and… Read more »

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Meet UTIAS PhD Grad to watch Behrad Vatankhahghadim

June 29, 2021

With the University’s virtual Convocation ceremony on June 23, 2021 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ alumni, where… Read more »

President Gertler

Spring Convocation 2021: A Message From President Gertler

June 17, 2021

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler is congratulating the Class of 2021 and inviting them to tune into the spring virtual convocation ceremony next week. “We’re extremely proud of you,” he said in a video message. “You’ve worked so hard and learned so much inside and outside the classroom. And you’ve crossed the finish line… Read more »

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AutoDrive Challenge™: U of T Engineering places first for the fourth straight year

June 16, 2021

Last night, the aUToronto team — U of T Engineering’s entry into the AutoDrive Challenge™ — placed first in a virtual competition to demonstrate the capabilities of their self-driving electric vehicle, dubbed Zeus. It marks the fourth year in a row that the team has come out on top. The aUToronto team consists of… Read more »

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aUToronto SAE Autodrive Challenge Round 1 Year 4 Safety Video

June 4, 2021

“Our Year 4 self-driving competition is in full swing. This video introduces our car and some of the technical details.” – Prof. Angela Schoellig  

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra

Op-ed on fighting climate change by Prof. David Zingg

April 6, 2021

The contribution of civil aviation to climate change is generally estimated at about five per cent of all human contributions. Roughly two per cent comes from carbon dioxide, while there is considerable scientific uncertainty in the estimates of the other two largest contributors, condensation trails and oxides of nitrogen. Over… Read more »

Prasanth Nair

Prasanth Nair recognized with Connaught Innovation Award

March 30, 2021

Professor Prasanth Nair of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has received a Connaught Innovation Award to support his computational framework, known as Deep Bayesian Analytics Engine (DBAE). “In collaboration with my graduate student, Trefor Evans, I developed a novel,… Read more »

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Prof. David Zingg discusses the future of green air travel with the CBC

March 16, 2021

Read Prof. David Zingg’s approach to making air travel greener. You can also listen to his take on the bigger picture of making flying greener on the What On Earth podcast. Read full article and listen to What on Earth Podcast: Green air travel is still decades away.

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Physics experiment underscores the value of triple-layer masking

March 8, 2021

An experimental study carried out by an international team of engineers and physicists has added more evidence for the value of triple-layer masking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and similar diseases.  “Any form of mask is better than no mask,” says Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri (UTIAS), one of the co-authors of a new paper published today in Science… Read more »

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