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.

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  1. Feb. 13, 2020Self-powering water leak sensor invented at Waterloo

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tiny, battery-free, self-powering sensor that could dramatically reduce the cost of protecting buildings from damaging water leaks.

    The new device, housed in a box just three centimetres square, is the product of a collaboration between professors Norman Zhou and George Shaker.

  2. Feb. 6, 2020University of Waterloo researchers aim to improve self-driving cars in wintry weather

    KITCHENER -- Driving in the winter is more challenging than on sunny summer days, even for self-driving cars.

    Researchers at University of Waterloo are conducting studies to help train future self-driving cars to handle wintry conditions.

    They say it's the first publically-available set of data in the world for self-driving cars in winter.

  3. Feb. 5, 2020Professor Kankar Bhattacharya selected to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

    Kankar Bhattacharya, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Professor in ECE, has been selected to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.  He will be honored at convocation in June.

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  1. Feb. 19, 2020PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Shuyu Ding

    Candidate: Shuyu Ding

    Topic: Applied Optical Method to Sense the Antenna Near-Field

    Date: February 19, 2020

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Place: E5 5106

    Supervisor(s): Safavi-Naeini, Safieddin

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2020Hack the Plastics
    Hack the Plastics poster

    Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.

  3. Mar. 18, 2020MBET in-person information session
    MBET students

    If entrepreneurship is in your future, let us help you get there.

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