Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

STUDENT WORKING AT DESK2,500+ STUDENTS
Feather icon96 FACULTY MEMBERS
$27+ research funding$27M+ RESEARCH FUNDING
GROUP50+ SUPPORT STAFF
GRADUATE11,800+ ALUMNI
  1. Nov. 12, 2019Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles

    A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

    The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

    Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter, the device is designed to be attached to a vehicle’s rear-view mirror or mounted on the ceiling.

  2. Nov. 12, 2019A car that can tell when you’re texting and driving

    WATERLOO — The student sits in front of a bank of computer screens that replicate the experience of driving down a busy Waterloo street.

    He sits in a bucket-style car seat, with one hand on the steering wheel. When he reaches for his Tim Hortons coffee cup, a robotic voice barks out, "Careful!" and keeps nagging until he puts the cup down.

    Read the full article featured in The Record.com.

  3. Oct. 30, 2019Professors Werner Dietl and Lan Wei receive Early Researcher Awards

    Electrical and computer engineering professors, Werner Dietl and Lan Wei, are recipients of Early Researcher Awards (ERA).  The Early Researcher Awards program recognizes promising new researchers with $140,000 each to build a research team.

    The Ontario government awarded funds to their projects:

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  1. Nov. 18 to 21, 2019Global Entrepreneurship Week Speaker Series
    Students mingling in Conrad School

    Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

    The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided.

  2. Nov. 19 to 21, 2019Engineering International Fair

    ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL FAIR - NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019

    To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.

  3. Nov. 20, 2019ECE Grad Student-Faculty Coffee Break

    Join us for a coffee break!  We will have treats, and of course, coffee, tea, and water.

    Please bring your own mug and join us for a needed (and well earned) break.

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