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 currently serves as a Full Professor. Professor Hum leads the reconfigurable antenna laboratory at U of T, and along with his students, he is conducting research in the areas of reconfigurable antennas, spatially-fed antenna arrays, advanced electromagnetic surfaces and antennas for space applications.


  • 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