Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

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  1. Aug. 4, 2020Four alumni firms win government support to expand

    Four local companies with roots at Waterloo Engineering will receive a total of more than $10 million in federal funding to help grow and expand around the world.

    Intellijoint Surgical, SSIMWAVE, KA Imaging and TeTechS are among eight Waterloo Region companies in all named for backing in an announcement by Mélanie Joly, the minister of economic development.

    The money comes as no-interest, repayable loans from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, or FedDev Ontario.

  2. July 24, 2020Professor Claudio Canizares and working group members win 2020 IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award

    ECE's Professor Claudio Cañizares, and his working group members, Jim Reilly and Rodrigo Palma Behnke, were selected to receive the 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Working Group Recognition Award–Technical Report for PES-TR66,

  3. July 22, 2020Professor Hany Aziz designated ‘University Research Chair’

    ECE Professor, Hany Aziz, has been designated with the title of ‘University Research Chair.’  The University owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its professors and their scholarly accomplishments.

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  1. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.


    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

  2. Aug. 13, 2020MASc Seminar: Multilevel Random Telegraph Noise Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques

    Candidate: AJ Malcolm
    Title: Multilevel Random Telegraph Noise Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques
    Date: August 13, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Place: Remote attendance
    Supervisor(s): Kim, Na Young


  3. Aug. 13, 2020Engineering Our Way Through a Pandemic: How Waterloo Engineers are Finding Solutions
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    In a worldwide race to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterloo Engineering professors and alumni are working on engineering a variety of unique solutions. Join us for this virtual webinar to learn about vaccine development and the complexities involved, portable and rapid diagnostic testing, and innovative ways of using imaging for screening and diagnosis.

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