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. Mar. 19, 2019Quantum illuminates new potential for radar technology

    Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.

    The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling the detection of objects that are faster, smaller, or further away – all while making the radar less detectable to targets.

  2. Mar. 15, 2019CBB awards seed funding for bioengineering and biotechnology research

    Ten Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding from the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB).

    The funding will support the collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams across Waterloo faculties and departments, with the goal of propelling scientific innovation and growth, and mentoring the next generation of researchers.

  3. Mar. 13, 2019Engineering students showcase innovation

    The next big Canadian innovation could be among the engineering student projects on display at the annual Capstone Design symposia running until March 28 at the University of Wa

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  1. Mar. 25, 2019PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Adam Daniel Gomes

    Candidate: Adam Daniel Gomes

    Topic: Unconstrained Hedging within a Regime Switching Market Model

    Date: March 25, 2019

    Time: 10:30 AM

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Heunis, Andrew J.

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Mar. 27, 2019MASc Seminar: Performance Test Selection Using Machine Learning and a Study of Binning Effect in Memory Allocators

    Candidate: Anderson Oliveira Sousa

    Title: Performance Test Selection Using Machine Learning and a Study of Binning Effect in Memory Allocators



    Date: March 27, 2019

    Time: 10:00AM

    Place: E5 4047

    Supervisor(s): Fischmeister, Sebastian

  3. Mar. 27, 2019MASc Seminar: End-to-End Multiview Gesture Recognition for Autonomous Car Parking System

    Candidate: Hassene Ben Amara

    Title: End-to-End Multiview Gesture Recognition for Autonomous Car Parking System


    Date: March 27, 2019

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Karray, Fakhreddine


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