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. Dec. 8, 2016Professor Vijay Ganesh wins Outstanding Paper Award at ACSAC 2016

    ECE's Professor Vijay Ganesh and his collaborators have won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 32nd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference in Los Angeles, California, for their paper entitled "Code Obfuscation Against Symbolic Execution Attacks."

    Read the citation.


  2. Nov. 29, 2016Waterloo researchers get green light to test self-driving car on Ontario roads

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo will help move fully autonomous vehicles much closer to reality now that they are the first to receive approval to test their innovations on all public roads in Ontario.

    In a first for Canada, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, announced today that the province approved Waterloo’s three-year autonomous vehicle research program, under its AV pilot program. The Waterloo team is using a Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan nicknamed Autonomoose.

  3. Nov. 28, 2016First female graduate in Canada from an electrical engineering program makes shortlist to appear on bank note

    In 2018, Canadians could see a woman’s face on their currency other than the Queen’s – and two weeks from now, they’ll find out which one. The Bank of Canada released a shortlist of five women ahead of an announcement on Dec. 8 when the winner will be chosen. 

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  1. Dec. 12, 2016MASc seminar - Assem Shoukry Mohamed Hussein


    Assem Shoukry Mohamed Hussein


    Fault Tolerance of Stochastic Decoders


    Mohamed Elmasry (Adjunct) and Vincent Gaudet

  2. Dec. 16, 2016MASc seminar - Abdurrahman Elbuni


    Abdurrahman Elbuni


    Distributed byzantine fault detection and data integrity scheme in WANET


    Otman Basir

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