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. Oct. 20, 2016Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

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  2. Oct. 20, 2016Professor Ladan Tahvildari elected Member-at-large for the IEEE Technical Council of Software Engineering

    ECE's Professor Ladan Tahvildari has been elected a Member-at-large for the IEEE Technical Council of Software Engineering (TCSE).  The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s largest professional organization devoted to computer science and the Technical Council of Software Engineering (TCSE) is the voice of software engineering within the IEEE and the Computer Society.


  3. Oct. 19, 2016PhD student Mohamed El Badawe wins 2016 CBIE Libyan Student Excellence Award

    ECE's Mohamed El Badawe, PhD candidate supervised by Professor Omar Ramahi, has won a 2016 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Libyan Student Excellence Award.  When he was awarded his scholarship through the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program, Mohamed decided focus his research on enabling communities to better utilize their resources and develop a renewable energy source to replace Libya’s dependence on fossil fuels.

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