Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and computer engineers shape the future through innovation.  They develop and improve systems that serve everyday needs of society spanning from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy, to breakthroughs in wireless technology. Our faculty and students do everything from creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, to building real-time embedded systems to advance the design and reliability of commercial products.  ECE - the future is what we do.

STUDENT WORKING AT DESK2,500+ STUDENTS
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$27+ research funding$27M+ RESEARCH FUNDING
GROUP50+ SUPPORT STAFF
GRADUATE11,800+ ALUMNI
  1. Feb. 23, 2021Electrical and computer engineering professor uses robots to level field for kids with disabilities

    A new robot named MyJay that lights up when it scores a basket is just part of Kerstin Dautenhahn’s vision to build robots that give all children the ability to play games regardless of their abilities.

  2. Jan. 29, 2021Waterloo spin-off company wins second Emmy Award

    A spin-off company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering has won a second Emmy Award for its work to improve the quality and reduce the costs of video.

    SSIMWAVE, based in Waterloo, was founded in 2013 by Zhou Wang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Abdul Rehman and Kai Zeng, who both earned their doctorates at Waterloo Engineering the same year.

  3. Jan. 28, 2021Computer engineering grad's storytelling company to be sold for $754 million

    Canadian online story-sharing company Wattpad Corp is to be acquired by Korean internet company Naver Corp. in an estimated $754-million CAD cash and stock deal later this year.  

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