Sridhar (Sri) Krishnan received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, in 1993, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees (with student fellowship from Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 1996 and 1999 respectively. Sri Krishnan joined Ryerson University in July 1999, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since July 2011, he is an Associate Dean (Research and Development) for the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. He is also the Co-Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) and an Affiliate Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.
Since January 2002 Sri Krishnan held various administrative leadership positions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. In 2010-2011, Sri Krishnan held Visiting Appointments in University of Rennes 1 (France), Grenoble Institute of Technology (France) and Indian Institute of Technology (Madras). Sri Krishnan is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, and is a Senior Member of IEEE (EMBS, SP, and CAS societies). He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Toronto Section and Region 7 (Canada).
Sri Krishnan holds the Canada Research Chair position in Biomedical Signal Analysis. He is a receipient/awarded Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2014; 2013 Achievement in Innovation Award from Innovate Calgary; 2011 Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award; 2010 Shastri Visiting Professorship; 2010 French Embassy Visiting Researcher; 2008 Ontario Research Innovation Award from Biodiscovery Toronto; 2007 Canadian Engineers' Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers’ Canada; 2006 New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology; 2006 South Asian Community Achiever Award; 2006 IEEE Toronto Section Best Chapter Chair Award; 2005 IEEE AESS Best Chapter Chair Award; 2005 IEEE Certificate of Appreciation from Six Societies; Six Best Research Paper Awards co-authored with his graduate students in International Conferences; and 2005 FEAS Research Excellence Award.
Sri Krishnan's research interests include adaptive signal representations and analysis and their applications in biomedicine, multimedia (audio), and biometrics. His academic interests include curriculum design, experiential learning, and innovation. Sri Krishnan serves in the advisory boards of many research institutes, innovation centres, incubator zones, and business organizations. He has presented keynote/plenary talks in more than 30 international conferences, workshops, and panels.