The Internet of Things (IoT) will imminently transform the global economy. Smart, connected products made possible by pervasive wireless connectivity will create entirely new industries. Building on the University of Waterloo's entrepreneurial ethos, dynamic industry relations and unrivalled strength in information and communications technology (ICT), we have developed unique strengths in connectivity and IoT. 

Researchers within the Faculty of Engineering have been working alongside more than 60 industry, non-profit and public sector partners to build Canada’s leadership in connectivity and IoT, ensuring Canadian companies can compete in global IoT equipment and service markets.

As billions of new devices emerge across the world, our research programs have focused on the interoperability of these connectivity and IoT systems – critical for maximizing the potential value of new devices and services – and on developing 5G wireless technologies.

Waterloo engineers, professors and graduate students are tackling scalability, sustainability, security and dependability challenges using an integrated approach that will be critical to solutions for a range of vertical applications.

  1. Sep. 10, 2019Shen receives prestigious Chinese Canadian award

    Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, an electrical and computer engineering professor, has been recognized with the 2019 Award of Merit from the Federation of Chinese Professionals Ontario (FCCP) Education Foundation.

  2. Apr. 9, 2018Professor to lead team tackling 5G wireless problems

    Work on research problems related to the future of wireless networks is the focus of a new partnership between Waterloo Engineering researchers and Cisco Canada.

  3. Nov. 15, 2017Supercapacitors: a promising, green alternative to traditional batteries

    Michael Pope doesn’t know how much daily battery life people would be willing to trade away for the convenience of smartphones that fully charge in a matter of just five or 10 seconds.

    But after using nanotechnology for a recent breakthrough in the design of energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors, the Waterloo Engineering professor expects that question to become increasingly relevant in the case of cellphones, laptops and a wide range of other potential uses.

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