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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. Jan. 12, 2018National Security Agency award winner is deficient at its foundations

    Recent research by ECE PhD students Nahid Juma and Jonathan Shahen, Professor Mahesh Tripunitara, and an external collaborator, establishes that work that received a prestigious award from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US, is deficient at its foundations.

  2. Dec. 13, 2017Outstanding ECE faculty and staff to be honoured at the Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner in January

    The 2017 recipients of the Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff awards for outstanding contributions to education and research will be celebrated by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan and colleagues at a dinner to be held in January.

    ECE will be well-represented!

    The Outstanding Staff Performance Award technical category winner is Fernando Rivero Hernandez in recognition of his professionalism, excellent work ethic and commitment to providing outstanding technical support to Engineering faculty, staff and students.

  3. Nov. 28, 2017Professor Ehab El-Saadany elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Ehab El-Saadany, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to distributed generation planning, operation and control.

    IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2018MASc Seminar: A Multi-Tier Distributed fog-based Architecture for Early Prediction of Epileptic Seizures

    Candidate: Huda Diab Abdulgalil

    Title: A Multi-Tier Distributed fog-based Architecture for Early Prediction of Epileptic Seizures

    Date: January 22, 2018

    Time: 2:00pm

    Place: E5-5047

    Supervisor(s): Basir, Otman - Hilal, Allaa R. (Adjunct)


  2. Feb. 7, 2018Ph.D. Defence - Hadi Amarloo

    Candidate: Hadi Amarloo

    Title: Terahertz Dielectric Waveguides and its Applications for THz Absorption Spectroscopy

    Date: February 7, 2018

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Place: E5 5106 -28

    Supervisor(s): Safavi-Naeini, Safieddin


  3. May 8, 2018Distinguished Lecture: "Ultra‐thin Chips ‐ a New Paradigm in Silicon Technology" by Dr. Joachim N. Burghartz

    "Ultra‐thin Chips ‐ a New Paradigm in Silicon Technology"

    Speaker: Dr. Joachim N. Burghartz

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