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Team led by ECE professor Amin Emad wins Omics Data Against Cancer competition

Congratulations to Professor Amin Emad of ECE and his team, who won the Omics Data Against Cancer (ODAC) competition to develop AI models to predict response to drug combinations in poor-outcome cancer patients.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

ECE Professors in the Fight Against COVID-19

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:

Published: 22 May 2020

Professor Benoit Boulet receives promotion

Congratulations to Professor Benoit Boulet in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who was recently promoted to the position of Full Professor.  

Published: 25 Feb 2020

ECE Professors Selected Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, Tal Arbel and Christophe Dubach

Congratulations to Professors Tal Arbel and  Christophe Dubach who has just been named as two of the outstanding researchers to join the prestigious CIFAR AI Program, the goal of which is to "recruit and retain in Canada some of the world's leading researchers in AI and provide them with long-term, dedicated research funding to support their research programs, and to

Published: 11 Dec 2019

ECE Professor Tal Arbel in the news

ECE Professor Tal Arbel recently presented research at the “AI and the Future of Cancer Research” (From the Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s Public Lecture Series).

Professor Arbel spoke about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and specifically her research focus on computer vision, already showing clinical success in the fields of brain tumours and multiple sclerosis.

Published: 13 Nov 2019

Boris Vaisband, New ECE Assistant Professor

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering would like to introduce Boris Vaisband, Assistant Professor, joining us from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Vaisband obtained his PhD from the University of Rochester. He is joining the Integrated Circuits & Systems Group.

Published: 13 Nov 2019

ECE Welcomes Two New Assistant Professors

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering would like to introduce two new Assistant Professors:  Professor Marcello Colombino, Ph.D. ETH Zurich will be joining the Systems and Control Group, and Professor AJung Moon, PhD, University of BC will be joining the Intelligent Systems Group.  Please join us in welcoming them! 

Published: 5 Aug 2019

ECE Student Catherine Vanasse Grosdidier is awarded Governor General's Silver Medal

Congratulations to ECE Graduate Catherine Vanasse Grosdidier on being awarded one of the two Governor General's Silver Medal at this year's graduation ceremony. The Medal is bestowed upon the graduating student who obtains the highest academic standing in a Bachelor degree program across McGill.

Catherine completed her B.Eng (Honours) degree while also serving as the President of the ECE student society, ECSESS, (Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering Student Society).

Published: 27 Jun 2019

Professor Peter Caines named Distinguished James McGill Professor

Congratulations to ECE Professor Peter Caines, who was awarded the Distinguished James McGill Professor award, which recognizes outstanding and original late-career researchers of world-class caliber. A leader in his field, Professor Caines attracts excellent students and future researchers to McGill, carrying out leading-edge research.

Published: 26 Jun 2019

Professor Tal Arbel Addresses Plenary Sesson on Machine Learning in MRI

Professor Tal Arbel of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering spoke to the plenary session at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Conference (ISMRM 2019).  Erik L. Ridley (AuntMinnie Staff writer) wrote that "In her talk ... Arbel shared her group's work in developing machine-learning techniques for medical image analysis of large clinical trial MRI datasets, specifically for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)."

Published: 7 Jun 2019

McGill Software Undergrad Student Durham Abric Wins Award

Congratulations to Durham Abric (McGill SE undergraduate student) who won the Best Student Presentation award of the Mining Challenge track at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mining Software Repositories! Durham presented the paper “Can Duplicate Questions on Stack Overflow Benefit the Software Development Community?”, which was based on his ECE design project with Oliver E. Clark and Matthew Caminiti (McGill ECE undergraduate students).

Published: 7 Jun 2019

Professor Shane McIntosh a "Rising Star" among Software Engineering Scholars

A recent study, “A bibliometric assessment of software engineering scholars and institutions (2010–2017)” has recognized Professor Shane McIntosh as a “Rising Star”, ranking him second for the 2015-2017 period, as well as among the top in terms of overall activity, journal activity and impact score (citations per paper per month). The full study can be found at

Published: 20 Nov 2018

PhD Candidate Farhad Shokraneh receives Best Paper Award at ACP 2018

Congratulations to PhD candidate Farhad Shokraneh for receiving the Best Paper Award at the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference in October 2018. The paper, entitled “A 4x4 Reconfigurable Optical Processor” is co-authored by Mr. Shokraneh’s supervisor, Professor Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, and Reza Nezami, Ph.D., and are the latest results of a project funded by the FRQNT Équipe programme “Accélérateur Photonique Embarqué pour Algorithmes d’Apprentissage Profond”.

Published: 9 Nov 2018

New ECE Professor to Receive the IMBE Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Professor Songrui Zhao, who joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an Assistant Professor in August 2018.  He will be presented with the International Molecular Beam Epitaxy (IMBE) Young Investigator Award at the International conference on Molecular Beam Expitaxy, to be held in Shanghai (China) September 2-7, 2018.  The award criteria are scientific excellence and relevance of the work to molecular beam expitaxy conducted by researchers u

Published: 16 Aug 2018

ECE Outstanding Emerging Researcher Honoured by Principal

May 30, 2018:  Professor Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur: Paving the way for future experts in the computing industry. 

Published: 11 Jun 2018


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