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, 86 full-time faculty members, and more than 50 supportive 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. 20, 2017Startups share $400K in backing from Spectrum 28 fund

    Three companies aiming to do big things in the medical technology, insurance and automotive industries are the first to receive funding through a program for promising startup ventures at the University of Waterloo.

    Elucid Labs, Knote and Acerta Systems Analytics will share $400,000 provided through the Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program, a partnership between venture capitalist Lyon Wong and Waterloo Engineering.

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  2. Apr. 20, 2017Professor Derek Rayside and his students chosen to compete in General Motors AutoDrive Challenge

    Students at the University of Waterloo have been chosen to compete in General Motors AutoDrive Challenge, a three year autonomous vehicle design competition to develop and demonstrate a fully operational driverless vehicle. 

  3. Apr. 17, 2017ECE PhD student, Tejinder Singh, wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

    Professor Raafat Mansour's PhD student, Tejinder Singh, has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research project "Miniature Phase-Change Materials-based RF Switch Matrices for Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems".

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  1. Apr. 26, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Wenchao Xu


    Wenchao Xu


    Heterogeneous Resource Leveraging in Vehicular Networks


    Sherman Shen

    Background subjects

    • Stochastic Process
    • Queueing theory
  2. Apr. 27, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Xiaoliang He


    Xiaoliang He


    Dayan Ban

    Background subjects

    • Semiconductor Physics
    • Photonics
    • Device nanofabrication and characterization
  3. Apr. 27, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Christopher Deimert


    Christopher Deimert


    Zbigniew Wasilewski

    Background subjects

    • Photonics
    • Solid State Physics
    • Quantum Mechanics
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