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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. July 11, 2018Pelagia Cefalas wins Alumni Gold Medal for 2018

    Pelagia (Pela) Cefalas, a graduate of our electrical engineering program was honoured at this year's June 2018 convocation with the prestigious Waterloo Engineering Alumni Gold medal for her outstanding academic achievements.

  2. July 11, 2018Jimmy Hung wins 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Gold Medal

    Jimmy Hung, a graduate of our electrical engineering program was honoured at this year's June 2018 convocation with the prestigious 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Gold Medal. The Foundation awards a Gold Medal to the student who achieves the highest standing in the final examinations of his or her final year.

    On the day of convocation, we had the opportunity to catch up with Jimmy - you can watch the video here.

  3. July 5, 2018Kankar Bhattacharya receives the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award

    ECE Professor Kankar Bhattacharya receives the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award for contributions to Study Committee C5: Electricity Markets and Regulation.

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  1. July 23, 2018Ph.D. Defence - Jianbing Ni

    Candidate: Jianbing Ni

    Title: Security and Privacy Preservation in Mobile Crowdsensing

    Date: July 23, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am

    Place: EIT 3151-3153

    Supervisor(s): Shen, Sherman X. - Lin, Xiaodong (Adjunct)

    Abstract:

  2. July 24, 2018Ph.D. Comprehensive Proposal Exam - Nils Wilde

    Candidate: Nils Wilde

    Topic: Active Preference Learning for Robot Motion Planning

    Date: July 24, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Kulic, Dana - Smith, Stephen L.

    All are welcome!

  3. July 24, 2018PhD Seminar: Anomaly Detection in Embedded Real-Time Systems by Classification of Features from Event-Traces

    Candidate: Reinier Torres Labrada

    Title: Anomaly Detection in Embedded Real-Time Systems by Classification of Features from Event-Traces

    Date: July 24, 2018

    Time: 3:00 pm

    Place: E5 5106-5128

    Supervisor(s): Fischmeister, Sebastian

    Abstract:

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