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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. Apr. 11, 2018ECE student wins 1st place in 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition

    ECE MASc student, Jesse Schmidt, has won 1st place in the 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition (SPC) for his poster entitled "Bioimpedance Sensor Array in CMOS Technology." 

    IEEE SPC is an annual competition where undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present and share their research with other students and researchers. This year's competition was held March 29th at the University of Guelph; the competition was co-sponsored by IEEE Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo Section) and the University of Guelph's IEEE Student Branch. 

  2. Apr. 10, 2018Waterloo launches artificial intelligence institute, with ECE professor Fakhri Karray as co-director

    Waterloo Engineering's resident robot "Nao" reacts during the AI institute panel discussion that featured Minister of Innovation, Science and Academic Development Navdeep Bains.

  3. Apr. 10, 2018Catherine Rosenberg to lead team tackling 5G wireless problems

    Work on research problems related to the future of wireless networks is the focus of a new partnership between Waterloo Engineering researchers and Cisco Canada.

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  1. 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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