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Dr. Jason Gu

P.Eng., FEIC, FCAE
President, IEEE Canada

Dr. Jason Gu received the bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and information science from the University of Science and Technology of China, in 1992, the master's degree in biomedical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2001.

He is currently a Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with Dalhousie University, Canada. He is also a Cross-Appointed Professor with the School of Biomedical Engineering for his multidisciplinary research work. He has over 24 years of research and teaching experience and has authored over 350 conference papers and articles. His research areas include robotics, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, neural networks, and control. He is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and Canada Academy of Engineering. He has been the Associate Editor of the Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canada, the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, the International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Unmanned Systems, the Journal of Engineering and Emerging Technologies, and the IEEE Access. Dr. Gu is currently IEEE Canada President for 2020-2021.

 

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Dr. Maike Luiken

FEIC, SMIEEE
Président, l'IEEE Canada (2018-2019)

Maike Luiken est la directrice fondatrice du Bluewater Technology Access Center (BTAC) (2013), après huit années en tant que doyenne du Lambton College, d'abord comme doyenne de la Faculté de technologie, des sciences appliquées et de l'apprentissage, de la Fire School, de la recherche appliquée (2005), puis en tant que doyenne de la recherche appliquée et de l'innovation, du développement des entreprises et du développement durable (2007). Maike a assuré le leadership stratégique dans le développement de la capacité de recherche appliquée et du portefeuille du Lambton College et a dirigé les propositions de financement de la recherche, qui ont attiré plus de 10 millions de dollars canadiens en fonds de recherche publics.

Avant son engagement au Lambton College, elle était vice-présidente des alliances de recherche à l'Institut des télécommunications de la capitale nationale (NCIT) à Ottawa. Le NCIT était une initiative quinquennale visant à améliorer la recherche en collaboration dans le secteur des télécommunications, couvrant l'industrie, les universités et les laboratoires gouvernementaux, dans le but de développer l'industrie des télécommunications.

Maike a plus de 30 ans d'expérience professionnelle dans l'enseignement, la recherche et l'administration de l'éducation, le leadership et la construction de communautés en particulier en liant les partenaires de l'industrie, les agences gouvernementales et les chercheurs dans les initiatives de technologie de pointe. Elle a travaillé dans les secteurs public et privé au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Allemagne. Ses domaines d'intérêt et d'expertise couvrent divers domaines techniques, allant de l'énergie et de l'eau à la fabrication de pointe et aux nanotechnologies, avec un intérêt particulier pour la manière dont les progrès dans un domaine, par exemple dans le secteur des technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC), permettent des avancées dans d'autres disciplines.

Maike a obtenu son examen d'état en mathématiques et physique de l'Université technique Carolo-Wilhelmina de Braunschweig, en Allemagne (1979), et son doctorat en physique de l'Université de Waterloo (1982). Elle a passé une année à l'Université du Manitoba en vue d'une maîtrise en génie électrique.

Maike siège actuellement / a siégé à de nombreux conseils d'administration et comités, notamment Nano Ontario, l'Association canadienne de l'hydrogène et des piles à combustible (CHFCA), IEEE Canada, la Fondation canadienne de l'IEEE, le Conseil de développement de la main-d'œuvre de Sarnia / Lambton; Bluewater Sustainability Initiative, Club Rotary de Sarnia; Réseau d'innovation pour les bioproduits du sud-ouest de l'Ontario (SOBIN), Chambre de commerce de Sarnia / Lambton, Unmanned Systems Canada, Conseil consultatif du secteur de la fabrication de pointe des centres d'excellence de l'Ontario (OCE).

Elle contribue fréquemment à la Revue canadienne de l'IEEE en tant que rédactrice en chef adjointe et conseillère en matière de rédaction, Technologie. En plus de sa carrière universitaire et de ses activités de bénévolat, Maike possède un cabinet de conseil en technologies et exerce ses activités dans le secteur privé depuis 15 ans. Maike est membre de l'Institut canadien des ingénieurs et membre senior de l'IEEE.

 

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Robert Anderson

P.Eng., SMIEEE
Vice President, IEEE Canada

Rob is Smart Grid Engineer at Itron Inc., a world leader in metering equipment and information management solutions for electric, gas and water utilities. He performs engineering tasks as part of Itron’s Global Solutions Delivery Group. In his role he uses business process re-engineering to develop technical solutions and management processes for the implementation of systems or enterprise wide solutions using Itron’s hardware and software products.

Prior to forming SIMMARIX, an independent Meter Data Management and Consulting Organization, Rob worked for ENMAX Corporation, the electric utility for his home city of Calgary. During his eleven-years at ENMAX, he held numerous positions with increasing responsibility in management, customer service, engineering and contracts management.

Rob is active in the engineering profession. His volunteer activities include IEEE volunteer of 25+ years, APEGA Mentoring Program mentor, speaking with U-Calgary new engineering students about careers and, regularly judges at science fairs and student project/paper competitions.

 

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Dr. Shahram Yousefi

P.Eng., SMIEEE
Past Editor-in-Chief, CJECE

Shahram Sean Yousefi is passionate for harmony and his mission in life is to help as many people as possible to enjoy theirs while reaching full personal potential. Shahram’s current focus is solving problems at the intersection of technology, academia, and healthcare. Be it the next approach towards training highly-qualified personnel or tackling human resource challenges in hospitals, Shahram’s philosophy is that communication and compassion are the key ingredients to achieve beyond win-win solutions.

Shahram has 25 years of experience in engineering, technology, teaching, managing teams and projects, as well as public speaking and advising. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Tehran and his PhD in telecom from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has held positions at the University of Toronto, Canada, Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Jilin University, China, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, and Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where he is currently a tenured full professor and Associate Dean of Corporate Relations.

Shahram has served as the Editor–in-Chief of the IEEE CJECE journal and has received more than 20 awards and scholarships including the Golden Apple teaching award as well as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Accelerator Supplement (NSERC DAS) award.

His research interests include communications, cloud systems, big data, networks, information theory, signal processing, control, algorithms, and machine intelligence in which he holds a number of patents. He co-founded Canarmony Corp. (2014), MESH Scheduling Inc. (2018), and OPTT Inc. (2018) to apply algorithms to make life better and more harmonious. One of Shahram’s patents in the area of data storage was licensed to revolutionize a $500b solid state storage industry. Shahram admires entrepreneurs and advises a number of ventures.

 

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Dr. Ekram Hossain

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

Ekram Hossain (F’15) is a Professor and the Associate Head (Graduate Studies) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Manitoba, Canada. He is a Member (Class of 2016) of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Also, he is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Hossain's current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization beyond 5G cellular wireless networks. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to spectrum management and resource allocation in cognitive and cellular radio networks". He received the 2017 IEEE ComSoc TCGCC (Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing) Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award “for outstanding technical leadership and achievement in green wireless communications and networking”.

Dr. Hossain has won several research awards including the “2017 IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He was listed as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Press and an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Previously, he served as the Editor-in- Chief for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2012-2016). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He serves as the Director of Magazines for the IEEE Communications Society (2020-2021). Also, he is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society for the term 2018-2020.

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