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Department Chair Appointed

Dr. Sri Krishnan, P.Eng., has been appointed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective January 1, 2004.

Dr. Krishnan joined the academic staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999, after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Calgary. He was transferred to the tenured faculty, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He also holds an Adjunct Research Professor appointment at the University of Western Ontario. For the past two years Dr. Krishnan provided exemplary academic administrative leadership in his role as Program Director of the then newly created Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program, serving simultaneously as Assistant Chair of the Department. He also served on numerous committees in the School of Graduate Studies. Through his leadership, the successful Ph.D. graduate program proposal (and OCGS Brief) in Electrical and Computer Engineering were developed and recently approved by the School of Graduate Studies and Academic Council. The success of the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate programs can be attested to through the phenomenal growth in enrolment from about 50 students in 2001, to over 120 students in 2003.

Dr. Krishnan's research achievements and contributions are indeed substantial and impressive. He is the founder and director of the Signal Analysis Research Group currently undertaking five major projects in the areas of medical image and signal analysis, and multimedia information and signal processing. This research group currently consists of 18 research personnel, including PDF, Ph.D. and Master students, research assistants and undergraduate students. In the past four years, Sri received over $500,000 of research funding from NSERC, Micronet, CITO and a number of industrial corporations. He is also a co-applicant for $4M CFI Infrastructure proposals. He currently supervises/co-supervises 1 PDF, 2 Ph.D. and 8 M.A.Sc. students, 5 M.Eng. students and 2 research assistants. He supervised the successful completion of the research activities of 4 master students, 12 undergraduate bachelor thesis students and 17 research assistants. His graduate students won the IBM T.J. Watson Research Award, Best research paper awards in a number of international conferences, IEEE research awards, and Ryerson's Governor General Gold Medal Award.

Over the past five years, Dr. Krishnan received one U.S. Patent, with two other pending, and has published 53 papers in refereed scientific journals and in internationally recognized scientific conferences. He also published two book articles, 3 scientific magazine articles, and 15 other non-refereed articles. He was an invited seminar speaker on eight different occasions, and holds numerous honours from the IEEE, Alberta Heritage Foundation and the Government of India. Sri also chaired numerous technical conference sessions, was on the organizing committee for three international conferences, is a technical reviewer for 9 IEEE Transactions, and a scientific referee for a number of granting councils, among them, CITO, OGS, and NSERC Strategic Grants.

Dr. Krishnan is the founder and Chair of the IEEE International Conference for Upcoming Engineers. He is also one of the most effective teachers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, having taught and/or developed four graduate courses and three undergraduate courses. He was also nominated for the GREET Teaching Award in the 2002/2003 academic year.

Dr. Krishnan brings considerable academic experience and a strong and committed academic leadership to his Chairs position. Please join me in offering him our best wishes for his leadership appointment, and our support for his future endeavours.

Dr. Stalin Boctor, P.Eng.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Adapted from the original announcement.

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