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. May 29, 2017ECE MASc student Ryan Kinnear among first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon

    ECE MASc student, Ryan Kinnear, supervised by Professor Ravi Mazumdar, is among the first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon held on May 13th.

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  2. May 18, 2017Professor Alfred Yu awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    ECE's Professor Alfred Yu has been awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his Project Grant entitled "VAST-MAP: Vascular Stiffness Mapping for Aging Analysis Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound."

    CIHR's Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. The program is highly competitive with a success rate of only 16 percent.  

    Congratulations Alfred!

  3. May 3, 2017Professor Claudio Canizares receives 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award

    Professor Claudio Canizares is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award “for fostering partnerships between industry and power engineering education and for developing innovative online power engineering programs”.

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  1. June 26, 2017Seminar - Dr. Daniel Larraz

    Speaker

    Dr. Daniel Larraz, University of Iowa

    Topic

    Compositional Program Analysis Using Max-SMT

  2. June 29, 2017Seminar - Jan Gray

    Speaker

    Jan Gray, GRAY RESEARCH LLC

    Topic

    GRVI Phalanx: A Massively Parallel RISC-V FPGA Accelerator Framework

  3. July 14, 2017PhD defence - Mohamed Abdelaziz Abdelwahed

    Candidate

    Mohamed Abdelaziz Abdelwahed

    Title

    MULTI-TERMINAL VSC-HVDC BASED OFFSHORE WIND-FARMS INTEGRATION SYSTEM OPERATION AND CONTROL

    Supervisor

    Ehab El-Saadany

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