U of T Engineering Launches $200-million Campaign

U of T Engineering Launches $200-million Campaign to Nurture Innovation and the Next Generation of Engineers September 17, 2012 U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering kicked off their $200-million campaign with an ‘Afternoon of Engineering Innovation’ which showcased innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial ideas from students and faculty. The event, attended by more… Read more »

Two ECE Professors Named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Three Engineering Professors Named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada September 5, 2012 Carolyn Farrell Professors Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Frank Kschischang (ECE) and Jonathan Rose (ECE) have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – one of Canada’s most prestigious academic honours. The RSC is the senior national body of distinguished… Read more »

Professor Al Leon-Garcia Appointed U of T Distinguished Professor

Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia. Photo by Jason KB. August 8, 2012 Carolyn Farrell Congratulations to Alberto Leon-Garcia (ECE), who has been recognized by the University of Toronto with a Distinguished Professor Award. Established in 2009, the Distinguished Professor Award is designed to advance and recognize individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments. Professor Leon-Garcia will hold the title… Read more »

Professor Joyce Poon Named to Top 35 Under 35

Joyce Poon Named One of Technology Review’s “Top 35 Under 35” August 21, 2012 by Carolyn Farrell Technology Review magazine has named Professor Joyce Poon one of this year’s “TR35”, a group of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35. Selected by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of… Read more »

NY Times Interview with Professor Steve Mann

NY Times Interview with Professor Steve Mann August 20, 2012 ECE Professor Steve Mann is considered by many to be the world’s first cyborg. He has been using wearable computers that assist his vision since the 1970s. Now he wears a display screen over his right eye and is connected to a computer and the… Read more »

ECE students win third place in Texas Instruments

ECE students win third place in Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) fifth annual Analog Design Contest July 31, 2012 Matthew Martino and Jordan Varley, students from the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto were awarded third place in the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) fifth annual Analog Design… Read more »

Breakthrough by U of T-led Research Team Leads to

Breakthrough by U of T-led Research Team Leads to Record Efficiency for Next-Generation Solar Cells July 30, 2012 Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have made a breakthrough in the development of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) films, leading to the most efficient CQD… Read more »

ECE Professor Amr Helmy Director of CQIQC

July 13, 2012CQIQC is an interdisciplinary Center whose goal is to promote research in the vibrant fields of quantum information and quantum control. CQIQC’s activities at the University of Toronto encompass the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science. Through an extensive external affiliate program, CQIQC promotes collaborations with researchers… Read more »

ECE Graduate Student wins 2013 IEEE

6 July 2012Former ECE student, Dr. Haiping Lu’s, Ph.D. dissertation titled “Multilinear subspace learning for face and gait recognition,” has been chosen to receive the 2013 IEEE Computational  Intelligence Society Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award. According to the IEEE CIS “this award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations that have contributed to the advancement of the theory and/or… Read more »

David Johns elected to Canadian Academy of Engineering

July 5, 2012Congratulations to the 10 members of the U of T Engineering community who were recently inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Grant Allen (ChemE), Michael Carter (MIE), Ömer Gülder (UTIAS), David Johns (ECE), Jeffrey Packer (CivE), Shamim Sheikh (CivE) and Molly Shoichet (ChemE/IBBME) were inducted along with alumni… Read more »