Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) 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. Mar. 4, 2021Waterloo shines in new global subject rankings

    The University of Waterloo has been named one of the world’s top universities for the study of several subjects, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) worldwide university subject rankings, released on Wednesday, March 3.

    Waterloo is ranked in the top 100 for the broad faculty areas of Engineering & Technology (38th) and Natural Sciences (79th).

  2. Feb. 23, 2021Electrical and computer engineering professor uses robots to level field for kids with disabilities

    A new robot named MyJay that lights up when it scores a basket is just part of Kerstin Dautenhahn’s vision to build robots that give all children the ability to play games regardless of their abilities.

  3. Jan. 29, 2021Waterloo spin-off company wins second Emmy Award

    A spin-off company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering has won a second Emmy Award for its work to improve the quality and reduce the costs of video.

    SSIMWAVE, based in Waterloo, was founded in 2013 by Zhou Wang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Abdul Rehman and Kai Zeng, who both earned their doctorates at Waterloo Engineering the same year.

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  1. Mar. 18, 2021Distinguished lecture: "From speech AI to finance AI, and back"

     "From speech AI to finance AI, and back" by Professor Li Deng


    A brief review will be provided first on how deep learning has disrupted speech recognition and language processing industries since 2009. Then connections will be drawn between the techniques (deep learning or otherwise) for modeling speech and language and those for financial markets. Similarities and differences of these two fields will be explored.

  2. Mar. 22, 2021World Water Day 2021
    UN World Water Day March 22. Why is water important to you? Learn more at www.worldwaterday.org

    Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

  3. Mar. 30, 2021MASc Seminar Notice - Security Analysis Methods for Detection and Repair of DoS Vulnerabilities in Smart Contracts


    Candidate: Behkish Nassirzadeh

    Title: Security Analysis Methods for Detection and Repair of DoS Vulnerabilities in Smart Contracts


    Date: March 30, 2021

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Place: Remote

    Supervisor(s): Ganesh, Vijay



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