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. Feb. 4, 2019Bereavement Notice

    Dear ECE students, faculty and staff,

    We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own students, Mohammad “Mishkat” Islam, who was in his second year of our undergraduate program. On behalf of the ECE department, we send our heartfelt condolences to Mishkat’s family and loved ones.

    For more information, please see the announcement on the UW website: https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/bereavement-notice-0


    Vincent Gaudet (Chair)

  2. Feb. 1, 2019Fakhri Karray to be inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

    Fakhri Karray, ECE Professor and co-Director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, will be inducted in Gatineau/Ottawa on 30 March 2019 as an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow for his exceptional contribution to engineering in Canada.

    Congratulations Fakhri!

  3. Jan. 31, 2019Hybrid electricity system would reduce rates, improve service

    A new distribution system designed by researchers at the University of Waterloo would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability.

    The design involves the integration of the two kinds of electric current that power homes, industries and electric vehicles—alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

    Researchers found efficiencies by designing a system that delivers both kinds of current to customers instead of the AC-only distribution systems now in use throughout the world.

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  1. Feb. 21, 2019MASc Seminar: Implementation Analysis of Strassen-Like Matrix Multiplication Algorithms Based on Block Decomposition

    Candidate: Chongchong Liu

    Title: Implementation Analysis of Strassen-Like Matrix Multiplication Algorithms Based on Block Decomposition

    Date: February 21, 2019

    Time: 10:00am

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Hasan, Anwarul M.



  2. Feb. 27, 2019Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition3MT Banner

    Research students from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be challenged to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using 1 static PowerPoint slide during the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

  3. Mar. 1 to 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Competition 2019Students competing

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to watch the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) 2019 competition events. Various competitions in design, consulting, presentation and debate will take place throughout E7 from Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 3.

All upcoming events

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