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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. Oct. 3, 2018ECE alumnus, Mohammed Ridwanul, profiled by Shopify

    ECE alumnus Mohammed Ridwanul is a software engineer on Shopify's Eventscale team.  Mohammed is featured in Shopify's series called Behind The Code, where they share stories of their employees and how they’re solving meaningful problems at Shopify and beyond.

    Read the full article and learn more about Mohammed and his life since graduation.

  2. Oct. 2, 2018ECE PhD student Nitin Padmanabhan awarded 2018 Energy Council of Canada (ECC) Energy Policy Research Fellowship

    ECE's Nitin Padmanabhan, PhD student, is the recipient of a 2018 Energy Council of Canada (ECC) Energy Policy Research Fellowship.

  3. Sep. 28, 2018HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first-year STEM students

    The University of Waterloo has awarded six first-year students with HeForShe IMPACT scholarships in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

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  1. Oct. 23, 2018CBB Biomedical Discussion Group: UW ECE Alumna Dr. Shiva Abbaszadeh, University of Illinois

    Development of a dedicated head and neck positron emission tomography system

    Dr. Shiva Abbaszadeh
    Assistant Professor
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

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