School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was formed in 1997 by the merger of the Department of Computer Science and of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The School of EECS is the University of Ottawa’s centre for research and teaching in all areas related to computing, computers and communications.

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About the school

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a vibrant research environment where the traditional disciplines of electronics, computer and software engineering and computer science come together to create unique synergy.

Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of engineering buildings
Faculty of Engineering

Presenting 2023’s best engineering theses

Two graduate students at the Faculty of Engineering have received recognition for their outstanding research theses. Meet Jordan Nhan (MASc Chemical E…
Faculty of Engineering
Symbols of interconnected devices hover over a city skyline.
Faculty of Engineering

Protecting the Internet of Things from cyberattacks

Security vulnerabilities exist in digitally connected smart devices within critical infrastructures. Professor Paria Shirani analyzes and develops sol…
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Advancing AI reliability: PhD student paves the way for more trustworthy and secure AI Systems

In an era where AI is reshaping every aspect of our world, how can we ensure its reliability?


Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs


Department research areas

With over 70 researchers and over 750 graduate students working in many laboratories and groups, the School of EECS has built strong connections with local industry which results in a dynamic environment of collaboration and practical impact.

Opportunities for joint research exist at all levels, from exploratory research to contract research, from sponsoring a student to supporting a dedicated project, and many variations in between. University-based research can be very cost-effective for your company and in most cases your support can be used to leverage additional grants from government agencies resulting in a multiplying effect.

Research groups and chairs