Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and computer engineers shape the future through innovation.  They develop and improve systems that serve everyday needs of society spanning from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy, to breakthroughs in wireless technology. Our faculty and students do everything from creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, to building real-time embedded systems to advance the design and reliability of commercial products.  ECE - the future is what we do.

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  1. Jan. 24, 2020Waterloo RoboHub featured in YouTube series hosted by Robert Downey Jr.

    University of Waterloo researchers are in the latest episode of 'The Age of A.I."

    While he's not becoming an engineer, Robert Downey Jr. is spearheading a new organization called the Footprint Coalition which aims to use technology to benefit the environment. 

    Downey Jr. is also the voice of the YouTube series 'The Age of A.I', and the latest episode has a local connection.

  2. Jan. 17, 2020ECE MASc student awarded 2nd place at Gradflix Showcase

    On January 15, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its second annual GRADflix Showcase, a red-carpet event featuring the 23 best one-minute videos made by graduate students to describe their research. GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for graduate students. Participants create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research. 

  3. Jan. 16, 2020ECE PhD student receives J. Alan George Student Leadership Award

    ECE PhD student, Navjot Khaira, has received the J.Alan George Student Leadership Award.

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  1. Jan. 27, 2020PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Hazem Elgabra

    Candidate: Hazem Elgabra

    Topic: Cryogenic CMOS For Quantum Dot Qubits

    Date: January 27, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Wei, Lan

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Jan. 28, 2020PhD Comprehensive Proposal Examination - Rinat Mukhometzianov

    Candidate: Rinat Mukhometzianov

    Topic: Deep Learning For Early Diagnosis Of Neurodegenerative Illness Of The Brain Using Diffusion MRI

    Date: January 28, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Michailovich, Oleg

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. Jan. 30, 2020P.Eng Licensing Workshop and Meet and Greet
    P.Eng workshop poster

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