Electrical & Computer Engineering Facilities

We have the largest graduate program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s. Our students graduate as experts in their field with a variety of technical and academic skills.

Communications & Signal Processing
The Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory integrates individual faculty-led research groups in a modern facility.
The Lab’s research activities are directed towards enabling future generation communications systems, networks, and devices, such as Internet of things, 5-G networks, self-driving vehicles, and intelligent assistants.

Computer and Software Engineering Group
The Computer and Software Engineering research group is actively engaged in cutting-edge research from computer architecture and systems to software engineering.

Microelectronics, Electromagnetics and Photonics group
The activities of the microelectronics, electromagnetics and photonics research (MEP) group are directed toward a wide range of topics including design, modelling, and testing of devices and systems for communication systems, novel polymer semiconductor and photoconductor materials for flexible electronics, chemical and biological sensors, assessing the performance of optical fiber transmission systems and developing techniques for mitigating transmission impairments, and the design and implementation of optical sensor systems and sub-systems for various industrial applications.

Power Electronics
The research in the Power Electronic area at Queen's university covers a broad range of applications, from power transmission (from generator to main distribution transformer), to alternative energy (such as fuel cells, solar power and wind power), to power consumption (such as communication power systems, computer power systems), all the way to power application-specific ICs (PASIC).
With over 20 graduate students working under the supervision of its four members, the Power Electronics group is also home to the most advanced state-of-the-art power electronics lab in Canada; the ePOWER lab.

Biomedical and Intelligent Systems
The Biomedical and Intelligent Systems group utilizes state-of-the-art robotic, imaging, and sensory systems as well as a wide array of technological advancements to lead innovative research in the areas of intelligent and autonomous systems, teleoperation & virtual environments with medical applications and biomedicine, biomechanics and biorobotics.
The group research activities are jointly conducted by members of the group or in collaboration with leading national and international researchers and commercial organizations.