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. Aug. 11, 2017Students impress with ‘a pretty cool idea’ using AI

    A pair of second-year students at Waterloo Engineering already have their sights set on commercialization of a medical diagnostic tool after an impressive showing at an international pitch competition spon

  2. July 24, 2017Software engineering students win at Velocity Fund Finals

    EPOCH, a company co-founded by software engineering students, Keith Choy, Kaivalya Ghandi, Sahil Jain, Hanumanth Kumar, Ayush Bhagat, was one of three companies to win the grand prize of $25,000 and space at Velocity.

  3. July 6, 2017Team helps respond to ‘unquenchable’ data demand

    Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and service providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet.

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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. Aug. 20 to 24, 201718th Biennial Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference

    The Conference will cover the general area of the growth, characterization, processing and application of semiconductor materials and devices, including but not restricted to fundamental problems, epitaxy, photonics and more.

  3. Aug. 21, 2017MASc seminar - Ryan Kinnear


    Ryan Kinnear


    Learning Granger Causality Graphs: Causal Inference for Time Series Data


    Ravi Mazumdar

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