Message from the Department Head

Message from the Department Head

Welcome to the web page of the Department of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Dalhousie University. We are delighted to see you exploring our web site and considering us one of the organizations you may join. By scrolling around, you should be able to learn about our exciting undergraduate and graduate programs, our dynamic faculty and staff and our leading-edge facilities and research.

We are located in the beautiful harbour city of Halifax in the east coast of Canada. As one of the best ECE departments in east and Atlantic Canada, we are continuing innovation and excellence in teaching, research and services to communities. We graduated students who worked and hold key positions around the globe and we produced research results that are nationally and internationally recognized. We hire top researchers, attract the best graduate students and develop world-class facilities. We have 16 full-time faculty members; among them, three are the Fellow of the IEEE, two are the Fellow of the Canadian Acedemy of Engineering, two are the Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and two are national Research Chairs. We collaborate with companies, other universities, and centers of excellence through the basic and applied research programs and contracts.  Our undergraduate students contribute directly to advancements in applied science and technology through their senior year industrial design projects and co-op work terms. Our graduate students do the same through their research work directly with professors and industry.  

In summary, we are passionate and committed to the education of electrical and computer engineers, to research, and to the community and our objectives are embodied in the following goals of the university - to provide superb education in a student-oriented university, to be a center of excellence in research and scholarship, and to reach out to the community and the professions.

Look around and find out more about us.


Zhizhang (David) Chen, Ph.D., Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and Fellow of the Engineering of Institute of Canada (EIC)
Professor and Head