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 24, 2017Software engineering students win at Velocity Fund Finals

    EPOCH, a company co-founded by software engineering students, Keith Choy, Kaivalya Ghandi, Sahil Jain, Hanumanth Kumar, Ayush Bhagat, was one of three companies to win the grand prize of $25,000 and space at Velocity.

  2. July 6, 2017Team helps respond to ‘unquenchable’ data demand

    Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and service providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet.

  3. July 6, 2017Are smart meters delivering on their promise?

    Smart meters have two clear goals: to save energy and to shift consumer use of energy from on-peak to off-peak hours.

    But new research suggests smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing in Ontario have only modestly reduced residential energy demand during the most expensive peak periods.

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  1. July 26, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Demin Yin

    Candidate

    Demin Yin

    Supervisor

    Youngki Yoon

    Background subjects

    • Semiconductor Physics
    • Quantum Mechanics of Electrons
    • Computational Nanoelectronics
  2. July 26, 2017MASc seminar - Hirotaka Yamada

    Candidate

    Hirotaka Yamada

    Title

    Grafted Polymer Monolayer Brush as Electron Beam Resist

    Supervisor

    Bo Cui

  3. July 26, 2017Seminar - Professor Doris Sáez Hueichapan

    Speaker

    Professor Doris Sáez Hueichapan, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile

    Topic

    Consumption modeling for planning and demand-side management of microgrids

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