This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

Recent Submissions

  • Realization of Non-Volatile Memory in Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Transistors 

    Sanjeevi, Sunil (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The integration of memory circuits in thin-film transistors (TFTs) is essential to extend the functionalities of large-area applications such as flat-panel displays, imagers etc. Intensive research is being conducted with ...
  • Exploring Microfluidic Design Automation: Thin-wall Membrane Regulator 

    Zaman, Atulan (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    Microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip are a growing technology, influential in many areas of engineering. This project focuses on the necessity for better computer aided design tools for this area. Specifically, it focuses on ...
  • Energy Efficient Energy Analytics 

    De, Sagnik (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    Smart meters allow for hourly data collection related to customer's power consumption. However this results in thousands of data points, which hides broader trends in power consumption and makes it difficult for energy ...
  • Millimeter-Wave Reconfigurable CMOS-MEMS Integrated Devices 

    Kheirabi, Nazli (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-18)
    The millimeter-wave spectrum has sparked interest recently as a promising alternative to meet bandwidth requirements for wireless local area networks, vehicular radars, short-range multi-Gb/s links, and next-generation ...
  • Fault Tolerance of Stochastic Decoders for Error Correcting Codes 

    Hussein, Assem (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-17)
    Low-density Parity-check (LDPC) codes are very powerful linear error-correcting codes, first introduced by Gallager in 1963. They are now used in many communication standards due to their ability to achieve near Shannon-capacity ...
  • Aluminum Nitride SAW Resonators 

    Mojdeh, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-17)
    Numerous devices need filters for capturing signals and then conditioning them in communications and wireless systems. For several decades, microwave filters have been the center of attention for this type of signal ...
  • Toward High Performance Broad-band Frequency Comb Operation of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers 

    Xu, Chao (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-16)
    Recent advances in Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser (THz QCL) development are pushing this technology ever closer to practical application, particularly within the spectroscopic field. For this reason, optimizing the operation ...
  • New Approaches to Composite Reliability Assessment of Smart Power Systems 

    Lami, Badr (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-12)
    Electric power networks are complex systems because of their geographic spread and the consequent need for interconnections and integration of different components such as generators, transformers, lines, reactors, relays, ...
  • Development of Tunable RF Integrated Passive Devices 

    Wong, Ka Wai (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-11)
    Radio frequency (RF) lumped elements are crucial building blocks for designing any type of passives circuits for RF front-end applications in mobile devices. In particular, high-quality (Q) factor lumped elements are ...
  • Smart Operation of Four-Quadrant Electric Vehicle Chargers in Distribution Grids 

    Restrepo Restrepo, Mauricio (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-10)
    Many policies and programs adopted in the context of climate change mitigation and substitution of fossil fuels are contributing to the continuous development and growth of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in urban mobility systems, ...
  • A Real Time Draggable Frame Capture System with Mobile Device 

    Lu, Ching-Chun (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-09)
    In this thesis, a real time draggable frame grabber media system is proposed. The user can simultaneously acquire the snapshot from a live video playing on a display by simply using an intuitive drag hand gesture with their ...
  • Data Scratchpad Prefetching for Real-time Systems 

    Soliman, Muhammad R.; Pellizzoni, Rodolfo (2017-05-01)
    In recent years, the real-time community has produced a variety of approaches targeted at managing on- chip memory (scratchpads and caches) in a predictable way. However, to obtain safe Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) ...
  • An RNS variant of fully homomorphic encryption over integers 

    Zawia, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    In 1978, the concept of privacy homomorphism was introduced by Rivest et al. Since then, homomorphic cryptosystems have gathered researchers' attention. Most of the early schemes were either partially homomorphic or not ...
  • Automated Pose Estimation for the Assessment of Dynamic Knee Valgus and Risk of Knee Injury during the Single Leg Squat 

    Kianifar, Rezvan (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-28)
    Many clinical assessment protocols rely on the evaluation of functional movement tests such as the Single Leg Squat (SLS), which are often assessed visually. Visual assessment is subjective and depends on the experience ...
  • A General Pluggable Type Inference Framework and its use for Data-flow Analysis 

    Li, Jianchu (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    Java's pluggable type systems provide valuable compile-time guarantees, but annotating the program with pluggable types can be a significant burden on programmers. Checker Framework Inference, a framework that aims to ...
  • Temporal Segmentation of Human Motion for Rehabilitation 

    Lin, Jonathan Feng-Shun (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    Current physiotherapy practice relies on visual observation of patient movement for assessment and diagnosis. Automation of motion monitoring has the potential to improve accuracy and reliability, and provide additional ...
  • Subjective and Objective Quality-of-Experience of Adaptive Video Streaming 

    Duanmu, Zhengfang (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    With the rapid growth of streaming media applications, there has been a strong demand of Quality-of-Experience (QoE) measurement and QoE-driven video delivery technologies. While the new worldwide standard dynamic adaptive ...
  • Design of Low Voltage Unsaturated Ring Oscillator for a Sigma Delta Time to Digital Converter 

    Tao, Jianian (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    This thesis investigates the phase noise of two different 2-stage cross-coupled pair unsaturated ring oscillators with no tail current source. One oscillator consists of top cross-coupled pair delay cells, and the other ...
  • Smartphone-enabled Biotelemetric System For a Smart Contact Lens 

    Chen, Luyao (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    Diabetes describes a disordered metabolic state with an overabundance of glucose in the bloodstream, due to insu cient production or utilization of insulin to allow tissue cells from consuming glucose. People with unmanaged ...
  • Intelligent Microwave Detection of Surface and Sub-Surface Anomalies 

    Ali, Abdulbaset (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-21)
    Microwave near-field testing is a promising nondestructive testing method because of its unique capability to interrogate metallic surfaces and multi-layer dielectric structures. Due to today's need for lighter, stronger, ...

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