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. Sep. 19, 2017Fourth-year software engineering student represents Waterloo at UN event

    A startup backed by the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at Waterloo Engineering competed recently in the finals of the world’s largest student competition for social enterprises.

  2. Sep. 13, 2017Five ECE students granted Huawei Graduate Entrance Awards

    Yesterday, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomed a delegation of representatives from Huawei Technologies Co.  The delegation was on site to award five students in electrical and computer engineering Huawei Graduate Entrance Awards (valued at $5000.00 each).

  3. Sep. 12, 2017New system uses AI to detect distracted drivers

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed computer software to detect when drivers are dangerously distracted by texting or other physical activities while they are behind the wheel.

    Combining cameras and artificial intelligence, the system could be used to improve safety by alerting drivers to pay attention or trigger even more decisive action as advanced self-driving features are added to vehicles.

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  1. Nov. 6, 2017Distinguished Lecture: "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing" by Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

    "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing"

    Speaker: Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

  2. Sep. 22, 2017MASc seminar - Elham Alkabawi


    Elham Alkabawi


    Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Early Identification of Multi-Type Dementia using Deep Neural Networks


    Otman Basir and Allaa Hilal (Adjunct)

  3. Sep. 22, 2017IEEE Lecture: Cognitive Radio for Wireless Communications: Concepts and Applications

    IEEE KW Section Vehicular Technology Chapter Distinguished Lecture
    Cognitive Radio for Wireless Communications: Concepts and Applications

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