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

McGill Student Jonathan Bouchard Receives Honorable Mention

McGill PhD student Jonathan Bouchard (supervised by Professor Jim Clark) was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for the best Student Paper Award for our paper “Quality Control of Stereoscopic 3-D Compositing Using Half-Occlusion Geometry” published  in the Motion Imaging Journal, awarded by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in October 2017.  Congratulations Jonathan!

Published: 17 Jan 2018

McGill Paper Wins Lumiere Prize

Congratulations to Jonathan Bouchard, McGill PhD student and his supervisor Professor James Clark.  Their paper “Half-Occluded Regions: The Key to Detecting a Diverse Array of Defects in S3D Imagery” won the best paper prize at the IC3D 2017 Conference in December 2017, and was awarded the Lumiere Prize at the Conference Gala.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

Professor David Plant Receives Engineering Achievement Award

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.

Published: 24 Nov 2017

McGill University’s James Clark and The Palais des congrès de Montréal bring a major AI conference to the city

Thanks to the hard work and determination of James J.

Published: 24 Nov 2017

Tal Arbel Challenges Gender Stereotypes

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

Published: 18 Nov 2017

Prof. Szkopek's R&D Used by Montreal Start-up

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

Published: 21 Jun 2017

Meet ECE's 2017 Banting Fellow

Reza Maram Qartavol (PhD)

Preventing the computation energy crisis through sustainable optics

Published: 20 Jun 2017


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