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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. June 20, 2018Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini awarded $4 million through the Ontario Research Fund

    Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), is receiving $

  2. June 14, 2018ECE alumnus receives 2018 ITC Rising Scholar Award

    Dr. Arpan Mukhopadhyay, former Waterloo ECE PhD student, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) Rising Scholar Award for fundamental mathematical results on mean-field approximations. Mukhopadhyay's solid theoretic contributions extend a versatile performance analysis method to a broad range of applications.

  3. June 6, 2018Waterloo gets research funding for deep dive into blockchain technology

    WATERLOO — A San Francisco-based company that uses blockchain technology for processing international transactions is funding University of Waterloo researchers who are working in this evolving area of global commerce.

    Waterloo is the only Canadian institution participating in Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative. Ripple, launched in 2012, uses blockchain to process international transactions quickly and inexpensively.

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  1. July 13, 2018Distinguished Lecture: "Physics of quantum-to-classical crossover and coherent Ising machines" by Dr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto

    "Physics of quantum-to-classical crossover and coherent Ising machines"

    Speaker: Dr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto


  2. June 26, 2018Ph.D. Defence - Mahsa Sadat Emami Taba

    Candidate: Mahsa Sadat Emami Taba

    Title: A Game-Theoretic Decision-Making Framework for Engineering Self-Protecting Software Systems

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Place: MC 2009

    Supervisor(s): Tahvildari, Ladan


  3. June 27, 2018PhD Seminar: Forensic Analysis in Access Control

    Candidate: Nahid Shaneabbas Juma

    Title: Forensic Analysis in Access Control

    Date: June 27, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Tripunitara, Mahesh


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