Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) 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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Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.

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Our students come from all over the globe to experience our first-rate faculty, education, and research programs. Our graduates are among the most sought after in the world.



  1. Nov. 21, 2022Professor Zbig Wasilewski elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Zbig Wasilewski, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to molecular beam epitaxy growth technology and photonic devices.

  2. Nov. 7, 2022Electrical and computer engineering professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn, selected as one of the 35 Women in Robotics Engineering and Science (WiRES) recipients

    Electrical and computer engineering's Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn was selected as one of the 35 Women in Robotics Engineering and Science (WiRES) recipients at the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intellige

  3. Oct. 13, 2022Getting off to a great start

    Two first-year electrical and computer engineering students begin their studies backed by $100,000 Loran scholarships

    Originally published in Waterloo News.

    Two new students with impressive leadership potential began their academic careers at the University of Waterloo this fall backed by prestigious national scholarships worth up to $100,000 over four years.

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  1. Dec. 9, 2022PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination Notice: "Recoverable Mutual Exclusion in Detectable Lock-Based Data Structures" by Ahmed Fahmy

    Candidate: Ahmed Fahmy

    Topic: Recoverable Mutual Exclusion in Detectable Lock-Based Data Structures

    Date: December 9, 2022

    Time: 9:30 AM

    Place: EIT 3151-53

    Supervisor(s): Golab, Wojciech

    The Chair of the Committee is Professor Giovanni Cascante of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  2. Dec. 9, 2022PhD Defence Notice: "III-V Semiconductor Nanowire Avalanche Photodiodes" by Burak Tekcan

    Candidate: Burak Tekcan
    Title: III-V Semiconductor Nanowire Avalanche Photodiodes
    Date: December 9, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Place: EIT 3141
    Supervisor(s): Ban, Dayan - Reimer, Michael

    Detecting single photons with high efficiency and timing resolution opens up new possibilities for various technologies such as light detection and ranging (LIDAR), ultr

  3. Dec. 9, 2022MASc Seminar Notice: "Thermal Aging Time-temperature Effects on Low Voltage EPR/XLPE Insulated Cables" by Farhana Priana

    Name: Farhana Priana

    Date: Dec 9, 2022

    Time: 3:00pm

    Location: Teams

    Supervisors: Sheshakamal, Jayaram

    Title: Thermal Aging Time-temperature Effects on Low Voltage EPR/XLPE Insulated Cables

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