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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. Feb. 15, 2018University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives
    The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.
    As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today.
  2. Feb. 15, 2018George Shaker's student's entry to NSERC's Science, Action! competition qualifies for top 75 in Canada

    Karly Smith, 3A biomedical engineering studen at UW and student of ECE adjunct professor George Shaker, has qualified to the Top 75 in Canada for NSERC's Science, Action! competition.

    The video explores the possibilities of mm-wave radars, which can be directly applied for use in healthcare, smart homes, and autonomous vehicles. 

  3. Feb. 15, 2018ECE student and faculty win honourable mention at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging Meeting

    ECE's Denny Lee (adjunct professor), Ahmet Camlica (PhD student), Karim S.

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  1. Feb. 20, 2018Seminar - AI 2.0 and Future Challenge for Intelligent Vehicles: A Chinese Perspective and Practice

    SPEAKER: Prof. Fei-Yue Wang

    TOPIC:  AI 2.0 and Future Challenge for Intelligent Vehicles: A Chinese Perspective and Practice         

    DATE: February 20, 2018

    TIME: 3:00pm-4:00pm

    LOCATION: DC-1304

    INVITED BY: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  2. Feb. 21, 2018IEEE Seminar: On natural and artificial materials: Metamaterials, transformation optics, and graphene

    IEEE KW Photonics Chapter and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering presents a seminar on:

    “On natural and artificial materials: Metamaterials, transformation optics, and graphene”

  3. Mar. 9, 2018Ph.D. Defence - Bharatkumar Solanki

    Candidate: Bharatkumar Solanki

    Title: Improved and Practical Energy Management Systems for Isolated Microgrids.

    Date: March 9, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Bhattacharya, Kankar - Canizares, Claudio A.


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