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.

The school has over 70 researchers and over 400 graduate students working in many laboratories and groups.

The School of EECS has strong connections with local industry resulting 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

  • Ontario Research Network on Electronic Commerce - Information and Communications Technologies (ORNEC-ICT)
  • Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa (CRPuO)
  • The Text Analysis and Machine Learning Group (TAMALE, GRIL)
  • The Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Mathematics Group (DM)
  • Logic and Foundation of Computing Group (LFC)
  • Piano Pedagogy Research Lab (PianoLab)
  • Medical Devices Center (MDC) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Processing Group (BioMIP)
  • Communications Software Engineering Research Group (CSERG)
  • Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Lab (Discover)
  • Computer Architecture Research Group (CARG)
  • Integer Programming, Combinatorial Optimization and Structures (IPOS)
  • Multimedia Communications Research Lab (MCRLab)
  • Machine Intelligence, Robotics, and Mechatronics (MIRaM)
  • Photonic Technology Laboratory (PTL)
  • Radio-Frequency and Microwave Group (RF&M)
  • Sensing and Modeling Research Lab (SMR)
  • Signal Processing Oriented Technologies Research Group (SPOT)
  • Video, Image, Vision, Audio Lab (VIVA)
  • Complexity Reduction in Software Engineering (CRuiSE)

Research Chairs

  • Azzedine Boukerche
    Canada Research Chair, CRC Tier 2
    Large-Scale Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems and Mobile Computing and Networking
  • Trevor J. Hall
    Canada Research Chair, CRC Tier 1
    Photonic Network Technology
  • Karin Hinzer
    Canada Research Chair, CRC Tier 2
    Photonic Nanostructures and Integrated Devices
  • Hussein T. Mouftah
    Canada Research Chair, CRC Tier 1
    Optical Networks

University Research Chairs

  • Pierre Berini
    Surface Plasmon Photonics
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    Ambient Interactive Media and Applications and Distinguished Professor
  • Paola Flocchini
    Intruder Agents: The Challenge of Decontaminating Our Networks
  • Emil Petriu
    Ubiquitous Computing Technologies for e-Society
  • Jianping Yao
    Microwave Photonics
  • Stan Matwin
    Machine learning, data mining and their applications

Areas of Research

  • Algorithms
  • Bioinformatics and biomedical engineering
  • Broadband networks
  • Distributed computing and systems
  • Electromagnetism, radio-frequencies and microwaves
  • Information management and data mining
  • Multimedia and interactive virtual environments
  • Photonics
  • Privacy and security
  • Robotics, machine vision and autonomous systems
  • Software engineering
  • Speech/audio/image/ video processing
  • Text analysis and machine learning
  • Wireless communications
  • Wireless networks and mobile computing
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