More than half of drivers don’t look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right, reveals MIE study

August 9, 2018 — MIE researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections and found that more than half failed to make necessary scans for pedestrians or cyclists at right turns. During a summer that has seen a string of vehicle-pedestrian and vehicle-cyclist accidents in the city — with 21 fatalities as … Read More

Smarter cancer treatment: AI tool automates radiation therapy planning

July 31, 2018 – Beating cancer is a race against time. Developing radiation therapy plans —individualized maps that help doctors determine where to blast tumours — can take days. Now, Aaron Babier (MIE PhD Candidate) has developed automation software that aims to cut the time down to mere hours. He, along with co-authors Justin Boutilier … Read More

Welcome to MIE’s newest faculty member, Professor Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

July 12, 2018 – MIE is pleased to welcome Professor Patrick Lee to the department. Since completing his PhD at U of T in 2006, Professor Lee has pursued postdoctoral study at the University of Minnesota, was a leading research scientist at The Dow Chemical Company, and more recently, was Assistant Professor at the University of … Read More

It takes a village to build a smart city: Mark Fox on culture of collaboration at School of Cities

Mark Fox

July 9, 2018 – Professor Mark Fox (MIE) was recently named associate director of research for the University of Toronto’s new School of Cities. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, the initiative brings together many research disciplines across U of T to solve pressing global issues facing urban areas. Fox, a distinguished professor of urban … Read More

Education in innovation: U of T Engineering grad’s startup experience gives him leg up during job hunt

June 22, 2018 – Anston Emmanuel (MechE 1T7+PEY) is about to start a coveted job as an active safety controls development engineer at automotive giant General Motors – a position he secured, strange as it sounds, thanks in part to an unsuccessful effort to launch a biomedical startup at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery. Though the startup in question – based around … Read More

MIE Grads to Watch: This student hopes to alleviate energy and water crises in marginalized communities around the world

June 19, 2018 – On June 19, MIE faculty and staff are proud to see a new crop of students receive their degrees at Convocation Hall. As these newest engineering alumni go on to contribute to our society in a myriad of ways, here are the stories of just some of the many promising students … Read More

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