Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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. Apr. 2, 2020ECE PhD student wins third place at 2020 IEEE Student Poster Presentation

    Abdollah Pil-Ali, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by Professor Karim Karim, has won third place at the 2020 IEEE Student Poster Presentation for the poster titled: Illumination Curve Extraction of A Coded-Aperture Phase Contrast X-Ray Imaging System Using A High-Resolution X-ray Detector.  

    Congratulations!

  2. Mar. 17, 2020Ontario government awards $780K to ECE researchers for infrastructure

    Researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will receive $780,000 from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. The Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards advance research programs by supporting infrastructure needs such as equipment and modern facilities. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

  3. Feb. 28, 2020Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three

    Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2020Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2020
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    The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2020 is taking place on September 26, 2020 at Alumni Weekend. The engineering Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

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