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.

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University of Luxembourg and uOttawa partner to create a Joint Research Program

The program will offer postdoctoral researchers and students international expertise and better career prospects.
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How uOttawa’s Faculty of Engineering is fighting back against cyber threats

uOttawa recently partnered with IBM on an immersive and interactive cybersecurity learning facility known as a Cyber Range.
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Innovative solutions in climate and sustainable research

Sustainable and resilient infrastructure has been one of the Faculty of Engineering’s core areas of research for several years.


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.

Department research areas

Research groups and chairs