About the School

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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. This interdisciplinary school combines four cutting-edge programs: electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering and computer science. Having these closely-related programs joined in one academic unit means that our students benefit from professors with interdisciplinary knowledge gained from teaching in one or more of the four programs. The School of EECS also offers degrees in computing to several other Faculties.

Advanced research, carried out in the School of EECS's fifteen research areas, is funded by grants and contracts in the millions of dollars. The School, located in one of Canada's largest high-technology centres, enjoys excellent relationships with many local companies.

In our four major degree programs we have more than 775 undergraduate students, many of them in co-operative education. Over 400 graduate students work on advanced degrees in Computer Science and in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Department Chair

Claude D’Amours

Administrative Clerk: Veronique St-Louis

Undergraduate Associate Directors

Emad Gad | Electrical Engineering

Liam Peyton  | Software Engineering 

Voicu Groza | Computer Engineering

Herna Viktor | Computer Science

Graduate Directors

Hilmi Dajani | Biomedical Engineering

Liam Peyton | Electronic Business

Graduate Associate Directors

Jiying Zhao | Electrical and Computer Engineering

Paola Flocchini | Computer Science:

Tet Yeap | System Science


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