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. Jan. 13, 2017University of Waterloo awarded funding to expand access to the Internet

    Research at the University of Waterloo that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas will receive $6.1 million in joint funding from C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (C-COM) and the federal government.

  2. Jan. 9, 2017Cybersecurity researcher takes aim at the ‘impossible’

    Defending against memory buffer overflow attacks is a daunting proposition for computer software developers.

    Failing to carefully specify appropriate inputs opens the door for hackers to insert malicious code by overwhelming a system’s memory space with unanticipated inputs.

    But how do you plan for every possible type of input a hacker could use? You turn to Vijay Ganesh.

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  3. Jan. 4, 2017Professors Czarnecki and Fischmeister help launch and demonstrate new autonomous vehicle

    A research team at the University of Waterloo played a key role in the development of a highly autonomous vehicle that Renesas Electronics America unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
     
    Using sensors and powerful computers, the car is capable of detecting and responding to other vehicles, stop signs and traffic lights to provide a safer driving experience. For example, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications allow the vehicle to detect in advance when a traffic light will change.

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  1. Jan. 18, 2017PhD defence - Mohsen Mahmoudysepehr

    Candidate

    Mohsen Mahmoudysepehr

    Title

    Enhanced Ultra-Thin Film Nanocrystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Device Architectures

    Supervisor

    Siva Sivoththaman

    Abstract

    Semi-transparent photovoltaics (STPV) is an important component in building integrated PV (BIPV), which is a rapidly growing PV sector. Thin film based transparent solar panels have strongest potential for window and skylight applications, and the main challenge is to incorporate good transparency with acceptable conversion efficiency.

  2. Jan. 21, 2017Go CODE Girl

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