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. Mar. 28, 2017Professor Dan Davison wins Distinguished Teacher Award

    The Distinguished Teacher Awards for 2017 will be presented to four faculty members at convocation, associate vice-president, academic Mario Coniglio announced at last night’s meeting of the university senate.

  2. Mar. 24, 2017ECE Alumni establish the Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund and provide two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

    Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.

    The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.

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  3. Mar. 17, 2017UW engineering grads strut stuff at ‘science fair on steroids’

    Golf balls that are impossible to lose and decaffeinating coffee filters are among the innovative designs by University of Waterloo engineering students on display starting Friday.

    "It does look like a science fair on steroids, but it's much more sophisticated than that," said Beth Cotter, associate director of marketing and communications for the engineering faculty.

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  1. Mar. 29, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Mohamad Shahab


    Mohamad Shahab


    Daniel Miller

    Background subjects

    • Multivariable control systems
    • Nonlinear systems
    • Filtering and control of stochastic linear systems
  2. Mar. 31, 2017PhD comprehensive examination - Farid Farmani


    Farid Farmani


    Weihua Zhuang

    Background subjects

    • Power System Operation
    • Optimization
    • Stochastic Processes
  3. Apr. 3, 2017Zero to Hero: Steps to Funding - Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program

    Find out how your team can go from idea to funding in this "how to" session. Lyon Wong, Spectrum 28, outlines the steps to getting funded. Select teams are interviewed and funding readiness issues examined.

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