Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo’s largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 86 full-time faculty members, and more than 50 supportive staff. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo’s multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.

Our research activities cover a wide range of fields, from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy to breakthroughs in wireless technology that will enhance communications across our global society. Our faculty members and students are creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, and building real-time embedded systems that will advance the design and reliability of consumer and industrial products.

  1. July 6, 2017Team helps respond to ‘unquenchable’ data demand

    Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and service providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet.

  2. July 6, 2017Are smart meters delivering on their promise?

    Smart meters have two clear goals: to save energy and to shift consumer use of energy from on-peak to off-peak hours.

    But new research suggests smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing in Ontario have only modestly reduced residential energy demand during the most expensive peak periods.

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  3. June 28, 2017Professor Raafat Mansour wins Outstanding Paper Award at Transducers 2017

    ECE's Professor Raafat Mansour was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award for his paper "Optical MEMS Index Finger Microgesture Input Device for Mobile and Wearable Devices".  The award was presented at the Transducers 2017 conference in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

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  1. July 24, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Alaa El Khatib


    Alaa El Khatib


    Fakhreddine Karray

    Background subjects

    • Deep Learning
    • Classification and Regression
    • Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction
    • Data Analysis
    • Intelligent Systems
  2. July 24, 2017MASc seminar - Yehia Beltagy


    Yehia Beltagy


    Characterization and Linearization of 5G mm-Wave Power Amplifiers Using Reduced-Sampling Observation Receiver


    Slim Boumaiza

  3. July 24, 2017PhD seminar - Thamer Almoneef


    Thamer Almoneef


    Electromagnetic Energy Transduction Using Metamaterials and Antennas


    Omar Ramahi

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