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. 18, 2017Funding for infrastructure awarded to ECE Professors William Wong and Chris Wilson

    Nine Waterloo-led research projects will receive more than $17 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to support research.

    The awards from CFI’s Innovation Fund were announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

    Two of those awards involve professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  2. Oct. 13, 2017Professor George Shaker wins Best Workshop Paper Award at ACM MobileHCI 2017

    ECE Professor, George Shaker, has won the Best Workshop Paper Award at ACM MobileHCI 2017.

  3. Oct. 10, 2017High-tech appliances threaten privacy

    Advances in the so-called internet of things have put amazing technology in the hands of many Canadian households, but what happens when those trendy tech products give away your secrets?

    An international study by data protectors, including the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, showed that six in 10 “Internet of Things” devices don’t propertly tell customers how their data is being used.

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  1. Nov. 6, 2017Distinguished Lecture: "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing" by Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

    "Recent Developments in Compressed Sensing"

    Speaker: Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

  2. Oct. 23, 2017PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Pouya Mehrannia

    Candidate:  Pouya Mehrannia

    Proposal Title:  A temporospatial context-aware vehicular crash-prediction model

    Supervisors:  Otman Basir and Behzad Moshiri (Adjunct)

    All are welcome to attend.

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