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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. Jan. 10, 2019Professor Pin-Han Ho elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Pin-Han Ho, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to failure restoration in optical backbone networks.

    IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

  2. Jan. 8, 2019Waterloo makes the cut! The Americas' most innovative universities for AI and robotics
    Across North and South America, automation is transforming the nature of work and is
  3. Jan. 7, 2019Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for her contributions to social robotics and human-robot interaction.

    IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

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