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, 95 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 5, 2019How Waterloo researchers are keeping hackers out of your devices

    In the Internet-of-Things future, hackers can be almost anywhere.

    They could be probing your smart-TV set, home-security camera, connected car, a wearable device like a Fitbit, or even a child’s toy.

  2. June 17, 2019Professor Zhou Wang awarded a Canada Research Chair

    ECE Professor Zhou Wang has been awarded a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Multimedia Quality-of-Experience.

  3. June 11, 2019ECE PhD student Tejinder Singh wins best paper award at prestigious IEEE MTT-S IMS 2019 Conference

    ECE’s Tejinder Singh, PhD student under the supervision of Professor Raafat Mansour, was awarded the 1st place Best Paper award in the Student Paper Competition (SPC) at the prestigious 2019 IEEE MTT-S Internatio

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  1. July 22, 2019**CLOSED** PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Mohammad Soltani

    Candidate: Mohammad Soltani

    Topic: Miniaturization of pH sensor for anastomotic leak detection after the surgery

    Date: July 22, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Cui, Bo


  2. July 22, 2019PhD Seminar: Design and Analysis of Beamforming in mmWave Networks

    Candidate: Wen Wu

    Title: Design and Analysis of Beamforming in mmWave Networks

    Date: July 22, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Shen, Sherman X.



  3. July 23, 2019MASc Seminar:Expanding the Microfluidic Design Automation Capabilities of Manifold: Electrophoretic Cross and Time-Domain Simulation

    Candidate: Joshua Stephen Reid

    Title: Expanding the Microfluidic Design Automation Capabilities of Manifold: Electrophoretic Cross and Time-Domain Simulation


    Date: July 23, 2019

    Time: 3:00PM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Rayside, Derek - Backhouse, Christopher

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