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.

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  • Hybrid Amorphous-Selenium/CMOS Low-Light Imager 

    Li, Yunzhe (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-18)
    This thesis aims to demonstrate a low-light imager capable of moonlight-level imag- ing by combining a custom-designed complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) pixel array with amorphous selenium (a-Se) as its ...
  • Extensible Architecture for Superconducting Quantum Computing 

    McConkey, Thomas (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-09)
    Quantum computing architectures with ten or more quantum bits (qubits) have been implemented using trapped ions and superconducting devices. The next milestone in the quest for a quantum computer is the realization of ...
  • Analyzing linearizability violations in the presence of read-modify-write operations 

    Fan, Hua; Golab, Wojciech (Elsevier, 2018-10-01)
    We consider an algorithmic problem related to analyzing consistency anomalies in distributed storage systems. Specifically, given a history of read, write, and read-modify-write operations applied by clients, we quantify ...
  • Predicting Student Performance Using Data from an Auto-Grading System 

    Chen, Huanyi (University of Waterloo, 2018-06-25)
    As online auto-grading systems appear, information obtained from those systems can potentially enable the researchers to create predictive models to predict student behaviour and performances. In University of Waterloo, ...
  • Phase Shifter and LNA Design for Satellite Communication 

    Jeevananthan, Luxsumi (University of Waterloo, 2018-06-20)
    Phased arrays are being used in satellite communication systems in order to provide wireless data to mobile vehicles, ships and even aircrafts. This thesis focuses on the design of phase shifter, which is designed for the ...
  • Time-Resolved Wall Shear Rate Mapping using High-Frame-Rate Ultrasound 

    Ho, Chung Kit (University of Waterloo, 2018-06-19)
    Arterial wall shear rate is known to be strongly associated with plaque formation and stroke risk. As a non-invasive, point-of-care imaging modality, ultrasound has been applied to perform wall shear rate (WSR) measurements. ...
  • Runtime Restriction of the Operational Design Domain: A Safety Concept for Automated Vehicles 

    Colwell, Ian (University of Waterloo, 2018-06-14)
    Automated vehicles need to operate safely in a wide range of environments and hazards. The complex systems that make up an automated vehicle must also ensure safety in the event of system failures. This thesis proposes an ...
  • Frequency control via demand response in smart grid 

    Farmani, Farid (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-24)
    In order to have a reliable microgrid (MG) system, we need to keep the frequency within an acceptable range. However, due to disturbances in a MG system (such as a sudden load change), it can experience major or minor ...
  • Hybrid Amorphous Selenium-CMOS Photon-Counting X-ray Imager 

    El-Falou, Abdallah (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-23)
    Many medical imaging modalities, such as mammography and micro-computed tomography, utilize digital X-ray imagers to observe human anatomy. Direct digital X-ray imagers rely on a sensor layer (typically a photoconductor) ...
  • Design of an Integrated Electrostatic Atomic Force Microscope 

    Nafissi, Hamidreza (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
    The need for investigation and characterization of physical, chemical and structural properties of material surfaces at the micro and nano scales led to the invention of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in 1986 as a successor ...
  • Vision Augmented State Estimation with Fault Tolerance 

    Chandail, Rahul (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-15)
    Obtaining accurate and reliable measurement data is really crucial for any vehicle system, especially if the system deals with maintaining safe operations of the vehicle. Conventional direct methods of obtaining such ...
  • Implementation of Time Memory Trade-off attack using MPI on GPC 

    Nassar, Khaled (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-14)
    Time memory trade-off (TMTO) is a computationally intensive cryptographic attack originally introduced by Hellman in 1980. Since then many different improvements and implementations were researched and developed. In this ...
  • Laser annealing irradiated silicon single-photon avalanche photodiodes for quantum satellite receiver 

    Lim, Jin Gyu (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-11)
    Single-photon avalanche photodiodes (SPADs) are a practical option for space-based quantum communications requiring single-photon detection. However, radiation damage to SPADs significantly increases their dark count rates ...
  • Wireless One-time PAD : A Practical Method to Achieve Perfect Secrecy 

    Bateni, Seyedehsan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-11)
    In this thesis, a new practical method to realize one-time pad perfect secrecy for wireless communication is presented. Most commonly used security methods are based on cryp- tographic techniques employed at the upper ...
  • A new approximation of Fermi-Dirac integrals of order 1/2 for degenerate semiconductor devices 

    AlQurashi, Ahmed; Selvakumar, C. R. (Elsevier, 2018-06-01)
    There had been tremendous growth in the field of Integrated circuits (ICs) in the past fifty years. Scaling laws mandated both lateral and vertical dimensions to be reduced and a steady increase in doping densities. Most ...
  • Millimetre Wave Series Connected Doherty PA Using 45nm SOI Process 

    Almotairi, Nawaf (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-10)
    With the high demand for high data rate communication systems, it is expected that wireless networks will migrate into the unexploited millimeter-wave frequencies. This migration and the utilization of wide-band digitally ...
  • Improving the Correctness of Automated Program Repair 

    Yang, Jinqiu (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-02)
    Developers spend much of their time fixing bugs in software programs. Automated program repair (APR) techniques aim to alleviate the burden of bug fixing from developers by generating patches at the source-code level. ...
  • Online Learning of Gait Models 

    Waugh, Jamie L. S. (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-01)
    Gait event identification is the identification of gait events (e.g., foot impact) which occur cyclically, at the same location in each gait cycle. Gait event identification plays an important role in many applications, ...
  • Navigating the lab-on-chip manufacturability roadblock: scalable, low-cost fluorescence detection for lab-on-chip instrumentation with rapid-prototyped microfluidics 

    Hall, Gordon H. (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    Miniaturisation and automation of laboratory testing protocols onto microfluidic chips (lab-on-chip technology) could revolutionise diagnostic testing, though the key challenge of integrating high levels of functionality ...
  • RF MEMS-Based Frequency Dependent Power Limiters 

    Shojaei-Asanjan, Desireh (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-27)
    Microwave power limiters are passive devices that are widely used to protect receivers from large interfering signals. Conventional radio frequency (RF) power limiters attenuate both desired and undesired signals in the ...

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