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, 93 full-time faculty members and 50 support 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. Sep. 25, 2017Professor Vijay Ganesh and PhD student, Jia Hu Liang, win big at 2017 SAT Competition in Melbourne

    ECE Professor Vijay Ganesh and his PhD student, Jia Hu Liang, were big winners at the 2017 SAT Competition held in Melbourne, Australia.  One of Ganesh's solvers, MapleCOMSPS, was awarded two silver medals; his student won honourable mentions in the best student paper award category.

  2. Sep. 21, 2017Professor Hamed Majedi's paper featured in leading journal Nature Communications

    Dr. Hamed Majedi and former PhD student and postdoctoral fellow, Milad Khoshengar have published their paper "A solid state source of photon triplets based on quantum dot molecules" in Nature Communications.  This groundbreaking work is the result of a three-year collaboration between Dr. Majedi's research group and NRC Innsbruck and Bordeaux. The team has set a world record of producing photon triplet by any means.

  3. Sep. 19, 2017Fourth-year software engineering student represents Waterloo at UN event

    A startup backed by the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at Waterloo Engineering competed recently in the finals of the world’s largest student competition for social enterprises.

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  1. Nov. 6, 2017Distinguished Lecture: "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing" by Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

    "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing"

    Speaker: Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

  2. Sep. 25, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Chaojie Ou

    Candidate

    Chaojie Ou

    Topic

    Towards the Design of Cognitive Advanced Driver Assistance System

    Supervisor

    Fakhreddine Karray

  3. Sep. 27, 2017PhD seminar - Kede Ma

    Candidate

    Kede Ma

    Title

    Blind Image Quality Assessment: Exploiting New Evaluation and Design Methodologies

    Supervisor

    Zhou Wang

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