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. Feb. 15, 2017Professor Dana Kulic awarded Strategic Partnership Grant

    The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the Strategic Partnership Grants today. They help bring together expertise from academia, Canadian-based companies and government organizations, and international institutes to collaborate on innovative research with commercialization potential.

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  2. Jan. 31, 2017Simarjeet Saini receives Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award

    The 2016 recipients of the Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff awards for outstanding contributions to education and research were celebrated by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan and colleagues at a dinner held January 25.    

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  3. Jan. 23, 2017Smart antennas could “make the world a better place”

    Low-cost antennas may one day bring Internet connectivity to billions of people in developing countries

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  1. Feb. 22, 2017Seminar - Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago

    Title

    Automated Vulnerability Analysis and Exploit Generation for Web Applications

    Speaker

    Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago

  2. Feb. 22, 2017PhD seminar - Yujie Tang

    Candidate

    Yujie Tang

    Title

    Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networking

    Supervisor

    Jon Mark (Adjunct)

  3. Feb. 23, 2017Seminar - Dr. Nadia Polikarpova, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

    Title

    Type-Driven Program Synthesis

    Speaker

    Dr. Nadia Polikarpova, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

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