Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional engineering contribution which has had a significant impact on the development of laser or electro-optic technology or the commercial application of technology within the past 10 years. It may be given to an individual or to a group for a single contribution of significant work in the field. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or the Photonics Society. The Award consists of an honorarium of $2000 and a medal.

Classified as: photonics, engineering, optical communications, computer engineering
Published on: 24 Nov 2017

Thanks to the hard work and determination of James J. Clark, a professor at the McGill Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of its Centre for Intelligent Machines, and of Marc-André Gemme, a member of the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s business development team, 6,000 delegates will be converging in Montréal in October 2021 for the IEEE Computer Society's International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

Classified as: AI, Artificial intelligence, CIM, computer engineering, computer vision, machine learning
Published on: 24 Nov 2017

Tal Arbel - pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes, as reported by the McGill Reporter

Classified as: computer vision, Neurology, neurosurgery, women in science
Published on: 18 Nov 2017

Ora Sound, a Montreal-based startup, is using R&D work done by Prof. Thomas Szkopek as reported by IEEE Spectrum.

Classified as: Graphene, headphones, start-up
Published on: 21 Jun 2017

Reza Maram Qartavol (PhD)

Preventing the computation energy crisis through sustainable optics

Classified as: Sustainability, energy consumption, optical processors, logic gates
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

Marco Kassis

Parallel Time-Domain Analysis of Reduced Order Power Delivery Networks

Classified as: vanier scholar, power delivery networks, multicore computing, Simulation
Published on: 20 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Mr. Srinivas Vanka, Ph.D. Student under the supervision of Professor Ishiang Shih (and former ECE Professor Zetian Mi) who was awarded the Best Presentation Award at Symposium NM7—Semiconductor Nanowires for Energy Applications for his presentation titled "An InGaN Nanowire/Si Tandem Photoanode for High‐Efficiency Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting". 

Classified as: engineering, energy, semiconductor, Nanowires, Photoelectrochemical, ECE
Published on: 26 Apr 2017

Prof. Lawrence Chen has agreed to serve as the first Academic Lead of the eLATE (enhancing learning and teaching in Engineering) initiative.  Prof. Chen will work in collaboration with academic staff and the Pedagogical Coordinator towards meeting the initiative’s objectives, bringing the perspective of a faculty member. Professor Chen is one of our Faculty’s leaders in teaching and learning improvement, and has a growing record of advancing the state of education in our Faculty by implementing new teaching methodologies in FACC courses as well as undergraduate and graduate ECSE courses.

Classified as: learning, Teaching, Pedagogy, Student Engagement
Published on: 6 Mar 2017

Work by Sharif Sadaf, Yong-Ho Ra, Prof. Thomas Szkopek, and Prof. Zetian Mi on Al-tunnel junction visible nanowire LED has been featured in the magazine Semiconductor Today.

Classified as: nanowire LED performance
Published on: 4 Nov 2016

The company, Nxtsens Microsystems, cofounded by ECE students, Charles Allan and George Xereas, and former ECE faculty member Vamsy Chodavarapu is now ranked among the World's top 60 emerging silicon companies by the EE times.

Classified as: ranking, microsystems
Published on: 26 Oct 2016

Prof. Dániel Varró received a Most Influential Paper Award at the recent IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2016) for the paper G. Varró, A. Schürr, D. Varró: Benchmarking for graph transformation published at VL/HCC 2005.

Classified as: most influential paper award, benchmark, graph transformation
Published on: 25 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Professor Fabrice Labeau, who has recently been honoured by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS):

Classified as: engineering, IEEE, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Vehicular Technology Society, VTS
Published on: 6 Oct 2016

ECE Student Jhelum Chakravorty, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys 2016) for her paper "Remote-state estimation with packet drop".  This award is given on originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of estimation and control in networked systems.  Jhelum is supervised by Professor Aditya Mahajan.  Congratulations Jhelum!

Published on: 12 Sep 2016

September 16, 12:00-4:30pm

Open to all students, this half-day teaching workshop provides opportunities to develop teaching skills, learn about myCourses, and engage in discussions with other graduate students and TAs. Take advantage of this opportunity and learn skills to enhance your graduate experience. 

Classified as: AGSEM TA
Published on: 2 Sep 2016

ECE student Ali Hashemi won second place in the Best Student Paper Award contest at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2016) for his paper  "Matrix Reordering for Efficient List Sphere Decoding of Polar Codes".  ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, with 1687 submitted papers and 781 accepted papers. Ali is supervised by Professor Warren Gross.  Congratulations to Ali – we are very proud of his accomplishment!

Published on: 1 Jun 2016