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. May 18, 2017Professor Alfred Yu awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    ECE's Professor Alfred Yu has been awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his Project Grant entitled "VAST-MAP: Vascular Stiffness Mapping for Aging Analysis Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound."

    CIHR's Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. The program is highly competitive with a success rate of only 16 percent.  

    Congratulations Alfred!

  2. May 3, 2017Professor Claudio Canizares receives 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award

    Professor Claudio Canizares is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award “for fostering partnerships between industry and power engineering education and for developing innovative online power engineering programs”.

  3. Apr. 20, 2017Startups share $400K in backing from Spectrum 28 fund

    Three companies aiming to do big things in the medical technology, insurance and automotive industries are the first to receive funding through a program for promising startup ventures at the University of Waterloo.

    Elucid Labs, Knote and Acerta Systems Analytics will share $400,000 provided through the Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program, a partnership between venture capitalist Lyon Wong and Waterloo Engineering.

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  1. June 19, 2017Distinguished Lecture - "Research Challenges of the Future Electric Power System" by Dr. Göran Andersson

    Research Challenges of the Future Electric Power System

    Monday, 19th June 2017, Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM, EIT-3142

    (Reception to follow)

  2. June 9, 2017Entrepreneurship: What to build beyond your startup

    Explore and expand your growth mindset with Lyon Wong, SYDE ‘03, cofounder Spectrum 28.

  3. July 14, 2017PhD defence - Mohamed Abdelaziz Abdelwahed


    Mohamed Abdelaziz Abdelwahed




    Ehab El-Saadany

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