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 deposits

  • Bayesian Deep Learning and Uncertainty in Computer Vision 

    Phan, Buu Truong (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-17)
    Visual data contains rich information about the operating environment of an intelligent robotic system. Extracting this information allows intelligent systems to reason and decide their future actions. Erroneous visual ...
  • Multi-purpose Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting System 

    Ugwuogo, James (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-12)
    This thesis proposes a multi-purpose electromagnetic energy harvesting system that harnesses mechanical energy from diverse types of mechanical motion sources and converts it into low power electrical energy. The harvested ...
  • Optimal Learning Theory and Approximate Optimal Learning Algorithms 

    Song, Haobei (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-12)
    The exploration/exploitation dilemma is a fundamental but often computationally intractable problem in reinforcement learning. The dilemma also impacts data efficiency which can be pivotal when the interactions between the ...
  • Efficiency Improvement for III-V Nitride Micro Light-Emitting Diodes 

    Yin, Jian (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-10)
    As a solid-state lighting source with high luminance and long life-time, the gallium nitride/ indium gallium nitride (GaN/InGaN) light-emitting diode (LED) is considered as a promising technology for many applications, ...
  • Towards a Theoretical Understanding of the Power of Restart in SAT solvers 

    Li, Chunxiao (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-09)
    Restart policy is a widely used class of techniques integral to the efficiency of conflict-driven clause-learning (CDCL) SAT solvers. While the utility of such policies has been well-established, to-date we still lack a ...
  • High-Q Multi-band Filters 

    Zhu, Li (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-05)
    Recent development of multifunctional communication systems capable of processing large amount of data has triggered the demand for novel payload configurations with advanced filtering functions. To increase the payload ...
  • Ultrasound Imaging Innovations for Visualization and Quantification of Vascular Biomarkers 

    Yiu, Yat Shun (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-03)
    The existence of plaque in the carotid arteries, which provide circulation to the brain, is a known risk for stroke and dementia. Alas, this risk factor is present in 25% of the adult population. Proper assessment of carotid ...
  • CONSIDERING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN AV FUNCTIONS 

    Sharma, Shefali (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-30)
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming to our streets. Due to the presence of highly complex software systems in AVs, a new hazard analysis technique is needed to meet stringent safety standards. Also, safety and security ...
  • Single Input Single Output Digital Pre-Distortion at Millimeter Wave Frequencies for Phased Arrays 

    BEN AYED, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-30)
    The limiting fact that is impeding the increase in data rate in the current generation of wireless communication is the limited available spectrum in the sub-6 GHz bands. This has motivated the shift to higher frequencies ...
  • Design of 28 GHz 4x4 RF Beamforming Array for 5G Radio Front-Ends 

    Scarlato, Giovanni (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-29)
    Current state of wireless infrastructure sees mass migration to higher frequencies as much of the already used spectrum is insufficient in supporting the influx of numerous users and various data intensive mobile applications. ...
  • A Novel Power-Scalable Wideband Power Amplifier Linearization Technique 

    Hu, Yushi (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-29)
    Global mobile traffic is expected to continue to increase at an astonishing rate in the future, due to the ever-increasing number of mobile phone subscribers and the adoption of smart devices which generate significantly ...
  • Electro-optic rotating half-waveplate for a quantum dot fine-structure eraser 

    Daley, Simon (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-28)
    Quantum dots are a promising source of entangled photon pairs. Recent advances have shown nearly dephasing-free entanglement from quantum dots embedded in semiconductor nanowires. An outstanding challenge with these ...
  • Deep Learning and Spatial Statistics for Determining Road Surface Condition 

    Carrillo Garcia, Juan Manuel (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-28)
    Machine Learning (ML), and especially Deep Learning (DL) methods, have evolved rapidly over the last years and showed remarkable advances in research areas such as computer vision and natural language processing; however, ...
  • Sampled-Data Control of Invariant Systems on Exponential Lie Groups 

    McCarthy, Philip James (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-28)
    This thesis examines the dynamics and control of a class of systems furnished by kinematic systems on exponential matrix Lie groups, when the plant evolves in continuous-time, but whose controller is implemented in ...
  • MIT/PCM-based RF Switches for Tunable Filter Application 

    Jiang, Junwen (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-23)
    Tunable filters are promising for reducing the size of communication systems by replacing switch filter bank, also they are gaining more attention for satellite applications which will need to change the frequency bands. ...
  • Strengthening Physical Unclonable Functions using Composition 

    Wu, Zhuanhao (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
    We explore the idea of composing PUFs with the intent that the resultant PUF is stronger than the constituent PUFs. Prior work has proposed a construction, which sub- sequent work has shown to be weak. We revisit this prior ...
  • NengoFPGA: an FPGA Backend for the Nengo Neural Simulator 

    Morcos, Benjamin (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
    Low-power, high-speed neural networks are critical for providing deployable embedded AI applications at the edge. We describe a Xilinx FPGA implementation of Neural Engineering Framework (NEF) networks with online learning ...
  • Leveraging RRAM to Design Efficient Digital Circuits and Systems for Beyond Von Neumann in-Memory Computing 

    Yang, Zongxian (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
    Due to the physical separation of their processing elements and storage units, contemporary digital computers are confronted with the thorny memory-wall problem. The strategy of in-memory computing has been considered as ...
  • Popular Content Distribution in Public Transportation Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques 

    El-murtadi Suleiman, Kais (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-20)
    Outdoor wireless networks suffer nowadays from an increasing data traffic demand which comes at the time where almost no vacant frequency spectrum has been left. A vast majority of this demand comes from popular content ...
  • Creating Usage Models to Identify Misbehaving Applications on Mobile Devices 

    Jiang, Qiushi (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-16)
    Limited battery capacity is currently a major pain point for mobile users. The problem is made worse when poorly designed applications consume a significant amount of power in the background when they are not actively ...

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