Xavier Fernando, SMIEEE, Ph. D. (Calgary), P. Eng. (Ontario)
Professor and Director, Ryerson Communications Lab

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Dr. Fernando's total funding exceeds $1.1 M with two NSERC CRDs, OCE VIP-II and, SOSCIP funding.

General Chair, IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference, July 2017, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Xavier Fernando is the first to receive the Distinguished Professor Thurairajah Memorial Award for outstanding technical achievements among Tamil Diaspora. This award is given on April 22, 2017 in an award ceremony at Scarborough Convention Center.

IEEE Toronto Section Sustained Leadership Appreciation Award, October, 2016

Tamil Academics and Scientists in Medicine and Engineering (TASME) award for Excellence in Wireless Communications, July 2016

Dr. Fernando receives Engineering Excellence Award from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Mississauga Chapter, 2015

General Chair, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2014.

First author of the paper, ‘Single FBG All Optical De-Multiplexer for SCM ROF Links’, received the Best Session Paper Award at the International Conference on Signal Processing & Advanced Communications (SPAAC’16), Cherthala, Kerala, India, 2016

Supervisor of the project, ‘Self Navigating Robot for Search and Rescue Operation’ design excellence prize, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, 2015.

Co-author of the paper ‘Grey-Box Modeling of a Residential Multi-Zone Air Handling Unit (AHU) through Comprehensive Monitoring’, Received the Best Paper Award at the Symposium on Thermal Energy & Networks, International Conference of Smart Grid Engineering (SEGE 2014), UOIT, Canada, 2014

Supervisor of the project "intelliChair: Assistive Technology for Powered Wheelchair Users", First prize winner, Humanitarian Initiatives Workshop, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2014

Ryersonian article Research versus Teaching, how Dr. Fernando balances both