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. Dec. 13, 2017Outstanding ECE faculty and staff to be honoured at the Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner in January

    The 2017 recipients of the Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff awards for outstanding contributions to education and research will be celebrated by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan and colleagues at a dinner to be held in January.

    ECE will be well-represented!

    The Outstanding Staff Performance Award technical category winner is Fernando Rivero Hernandez in recognition of his professionalism, excellent work ethic and commitment to providing outstanding technical support to Engineering faculty, staff and students.

  2. Nov. 28, 2017Professor Ehab El-Saadany elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Ehab El-Saadany, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to distributed generation planning, operation and control.

    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.

  3. Nov. 9, 2017MASc student, Shankha Chatterjee, and Professor Wojciech Golab win SSS 2017 Best Paper Award

    MASc student, Shankha Chatterjee, and Professor Wojciech Golab have won the SSS 2017 Best Paper Award for their work "Self-Tuning Eventually-Consistent Data Stores" at the 19th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)

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  1. Dec. 14, 2017PhD Seminar: Addressing the RRAM Reliability and Radiation Soft-Errors in the Memory Systems

    Candidate: Amr Mohamed Samir Tosson Abdelwahed

    Title: Addressing the RRAM Reliability and Radiation Soft-Errors in the Memory Systems

    Date: December 14, 2017

    Time: 11:30 AM

    Place: EIT 3145

    Supervisor(s): Wei, Lan - Anis, Mohab (Adjunct) - Gebotys, Catherine H.


  2. Dec. 15, 2017IEEE Seminar: Large Area Electronics for Active Matrix Displays & Sensors

    Speaker:  Dr. Ya-Hsiang Tai of National Chiao Tung University

  3. Dec. 15, 2017MASc Seminar: Predicting student performance using data from an auto-grading system

    Candidate: Huanyi Chen

    Title: Predicting student performance using data from an auto-grading system

    Date: December 15, 2017

    Time: 11:00am

    Place: EIT 3142

    Supervisor(s): Ward, Paul A.


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