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. Sept. 20, 2016Software engineering student, Carmen Kwan, receives scholarship under Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT scholarship program

    Young women with a passion for computer science, physics and engineering have received $12,000 scholarships under the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT scholarship program.

  2. Sept. 6, 2016Funding will help team develop ‘plug-and-play’ robots

    More and more robots are definitely coming to the commercial world and a Waterloo Engineering researcher hopes to speed their arrival by developing cheaper, general-purpose control systems.

    At the moment, the high cost of customized robotics applications in workplaces such as warehouses and manufacturing plants largely limits them to huge companies with plenty of money to invest.

  3. Sept. 1, 2016Professors Vijay Ganesh and Stephen Smith receive Early Researcher Awards

    Twenty-one researchers at the University of Waterloo, including ECE Professors Vijay Ganesh and Stephen Smith, will receive $2.3 million from the provincial government to build Ontario’s knowledge-based economy in Waterloo Region,

    Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, made the announcement of 11 Early Researcher Awards (ERA) and 10 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards today as part of an investment in Waterloo region worth $3.6 million.

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  1. Sept. 22, 2016Seminar - Lajos Hanzo


    Lajos Hanzo, School of ECS, University of Southampton


    Harnessing Quantum-Computing and Signal Processing in Wireless Communications

    Please see the poster for Lajos Hanzo's seminar for the details.

  2. Sept. 22, 2016Waterloo Engineering Alumni Reception at Microsoft

    You're invited to indulge in a slice of Canada in Seattle! Held at Microsoft, the evening features reminiscing about Canada and Waterloo, Canadian-inspired food and Canadiana prizes! This event is open to all engineering alumni and current engineering students living/working in the Seattle area.

  3. Sept. 23, 2016PhD comprehensive examination - Walied Alharbi


    Walied Alharbi


    Demand Side Flexibility Provisions in Smart Energy Hubs for Sustainable Future Energy Systems


    Kankar Bhattacharya

    Background subjects

    • Power system operation
    • Power system planning
    • Smart grid
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