Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
IEEE

CJECE Advisory Board

 

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Dr. Witold Kinsner

Professor, IEEE Life Senior Member
President, IEEE Canada (2016-2017)

Witold Kinsner is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McMaster University in 1974, and became Assistant Professor at McMaster University and then at McGill University. He is a co-founder of the first Microelectronics Centre in Canada, and was its Director of Research from 1979 to 1987. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC), Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM).

For over 40 years, he has been very active all the IEEE levels: Region 7 (IEEE Canada), Council, Section, Chapter, and Student Branch. In 2013, Dr Kinsner was elected 2014-2015 President Elect, IEEE Canada and 2014-2015 Director Elect (Region 7), IEEE Inc. He has been involved in research on cognitive systems, computational intelligence, robust real-time computing engines, and computer memories. Applications included biomedical, industrial monitoring and controls, aerospace, and space. He has authored and co-authored over 720 publications in the above areas, as well as supervised 64 Master’s and Doctorate graduate students, 200 undergraduate final-year thesis/capstone project students, and mentored 32 summer research students.

 

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Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi

P.Eng. SMIEEE, EIC Fellow
Chair, IEEE Canada Publication and Communications Group

Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi has more than 21 years of university and college teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has more than 27 year experience in telecommunication and electrical engineering industries including R & D. Currently, he is a professor and coordinator of Algonquin College–Carleton University Joint Degree Program “Bachelor of Information Technology – Photonics and Laser Technology–BIT-PLT”. He is also the R&D Coordinator at the Algonquin College Faculty of Technology and Trades.

He played a major role as a Member of the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan Advisory Team, Algonquin College. Prior to Algonquin College, Dr. Almuhtadi worked with Nortel as a Team Leader and Senior Verification and System Engineer in Optical Networks Verification, Optical Solutions R &D. Dr. Almuhtadi proves remarkable leadership with his strong background in high technology and engineering industry as an innovative educator and researcher, helped the College to become a polytechnic institution. He is the founder of the applied research pillar at Algonquin College that led to get $10.5M funded from various Canadian agencies (NSERC/OCE/IC/CIDA/NCIT/ORDCF/PRECARN). He is the founder and designer of a complete leading-edge Optophotonics Lab, with Optical Transport Network-OTN 0.15-100 Gb/s ($5M project).

Dr. Almuhtadi is one of the founders of the new “Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks-CENGN,” with $65M funding. He received several recognition awards from IEEE, academia and industry, to name few: IEEE Leadership Award 2010, IEEE Canada W.R. Service Award, Algonquin College Laurent Isabelle Award 2009 for Teaching Excellence, and NISOD 2006 Award), 2015 EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Medal.