Hum, Sean Victor




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Phone: (416) 946-3653
Office: BA 5122


Sean Victor Hum was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Calgary in 1999, 2001 and 2006, respectively. From 1997–2006 he also worked with TRLabs on a variety of projects in wireless and radio-over-fibre applications. In 2006, he joined The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Professor and the Eugene V. Polistuk Chair in Electromagnetic Design. He leads the RADIANCE laboratory and conducts research, along with his students, in the areas of advanced electromagnetic surfaces, reconfigurable antennas, and antennas for space applications.


  • Northrop Frye Faculty Award, 2024
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 2018–present
  • IEEE AP-S R. W. P. King Award, 2015, 2017
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, 2012
  • Gordon R. Slemon Award for the Teaching of Design, 2011
  • Early Career Teaching Award, 2011
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2010 – 2016
  • Co-chair, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Education Committee
  • Departmental teaching awards, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017
  • Alberta Science and Technology Foundation (ASTech) Leaders of Tomorrow Award, 2006
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1995 (Senior Member)
  • Member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) since 2007
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEO) since 2007