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, 86 full-time faculty members, and more than 50 supportive 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. June 23, 2017Professor Alfred Yu wins the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award

    ECE's Professor Alfred Yu has been awarded the Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound. This award is in recognition of Professor Yu's substantial contributions to the advancement of therapeutic ultrasound, and specifically for major research accomplishments in biophysics of sonoporation and wave-cell interactions.

    Congratulations Alfred!

  2. May 29, 2017ECE MASc student Ryan Kinnear among first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon

    ECE MASc student, Ryan Kinnear, supervised by Professor Ravi Mazumdar, is among the first place team winners of the Waterloo Datathon held on May 13th.

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  3. May 18, 2017Professor Alfred Yu awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    ECE's Professor Alfred Yu has been awarded $493K from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his Project Grant entitled "VAST-MAP: Vascular Stiffness Mapping for Aging Analysis Using High Frame Rate Ultrasound."

    CIHR's Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. The program is highly competitive with a success rate of only 16 percent.  

    Congratulations Alfred!

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  1. June 28, 2017Official Announcement of the Ciena IRC-NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Network Information Theory of Optical Channels

    Ciena and NSERC have established an Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. This research relationship has been key in supporting Ciena’s advancement in increasing the speed in transatlantic internet connections. Professor Amir Khandani's graduate students have been key hires for Ciena over many years.

  2. June 29, 2017Seminar - Jan Gray

    Speaker

    Jan Gray, GRAY RESEARCH LLC

    Topic

    GRVI Phalanx: A Massively Parallel RISC-V FPGA Accelerator Framework

  3. July 4, 2017Seminar - Professor Colombo Bolognesi

    Speaker

    Professor Colombo Bolognesi, ETH-Zurich

    Topic

    Terahertz InP/GaAsSb Double Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors

    Abstract

    The presentation will relate the development of InP/GaAsSb–based "THz Transistors" from the 1997 inception of a raw concept to the present transistors, showing power gain cutoff frequencies exceeding 1 THz, as determined by conventional de-embedding techniques.

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