ECE Professors in the Fight Against COVID-19

Published: 22 May 2020

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is proud to introduce you to the Professors in our Department who are using their unique research skills and experience and adapting their work to made significant strides in COVID-19 research:

  • Prof. Andrew Kirk's research is focusing on making testing faster and more reliable.
  • Prof. Sharmistha Bhadra is working on creating a low-cost vital sign monitoring device for at-home COVID-19 patients.
  • Prof. Amin Emad is developing novel deep learning (DL) methods to increase efficacy of drugs administered to patients affected by COVID-19
  • Prof. Harry Leib's research is on tensor modelling and statistical inference for big data with applications to monitoring COVID-19
  • Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur is working to develop silicon photonic sensors for COVID-19 and other diseases
  • Prof. Tho Le-Ngoc's research is developing a Sensing/Localization/Detecting/Warning system which can address cough/sneeze pathology
  • Prof. Songrui Zhao is developing compact, high-power nanolasers to enable disinfection of medical instrumentation.

These researchers join several more from the Faculty of Engineering who are are responding to the challenge in unique and compelling ways.

Read the full article by Antonella Fratino here.

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