Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and computer engineers shape the future through innovation.  They develop and improve systems that serve everyday needs of society spanning from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy, to breakthroughs in wireless technology. Our faculty and students do everything from creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, to building real-time embedded systems to advance the design and reliability of commercial products.  ECE - the future is what we do.

STUDENT WORKING AT DESK2,500+ STUDENTS
Feather icon96 FACULTY MEMBERS
$27+ research funding$27M+ RESEARCH FUNDING
GROUP50+ SUPPORT STAFF
GRADUATE11,800+ ALUMNI

Future undergraduates

Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.

Future graduates

Our students come from all over the globe to experience our first-rate faculty, education, and research programs. Our graduates are among the most sought after in the world.

 

Resources

  1. July 14, 2022Alum investor backs tech that taps human potential

    Brigette Lau (BASc ’99, computer engineering) is the co-founder of a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, a poker player and mother to three children. She’s also a self-described introvert with deep expertise investing in early-stage technology.

    As a teenager in the mid-1990s, Lau was thrilled to get a job at a big-box store and doubted that she ever needed to go to university. Her parents, however, had other ideas: “I grew up as an immigrant in Canada” Lau says.

  2. July 11, 2022Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) PhD student, Davina (Liuyang) Ren, wins Best Student Paper Award at the 16th edition of the ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems

    ECE PhD student, Davina (Liuyang) Ren, supervised by Professor Paul Ward, has won a Best Student Paper Award at the 16th edition of the ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) for her work entitled “Toward Reducing Cross-shard Transaction Overhead in Sharded Blockchains.”

  3. June 24, 2022Electrical and computer engineering PhD student, Sheida Gohardehi, wins TEXPO 2022 Award for Microsystems Innovation by Women

    Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering PhD student, She

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  1. Aug. 8, 2022PhD Seminar: Combining Nanostructures for Highly Stretchable and Better Performing Conductive Ink

    Candidate: Muhammed Kayaharman

    Title: Combining Nanostructures for Highly Stretchable and Better Performing Conductive Ink

    Date: August 8, 2022

    Time: 11:30 AM

    Place: REMOTE ATTENDANCE

    Supervisor(s): Goldthorpe, Irene

    Abstract:

  2. Aug. 9, 2022PhD Defence Notice - Davina Ren

    Candidate: Davina Ren
    Title: Toward High-Performance Blockchains
    Date: August 9, 2022
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Place: Online
    Supervisor(s): Ward, Paul

    Abstract: 

  3. Aug. 9, 2022MASc Seminar Notice: Path Planning Framework for Unmanned Ground Vehicles on Uneven Terrains

    Candidate: Olzhas Adiyatov
    Title: Path Planning Framework for Unmanned Ground Vehicles on Uneven Terrains
    Date: August 9, 2022
    Time: 14:00
    Place: online
    Supervisor(s): Smith, Stephen L.

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