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Dr. Mohamed Bakr

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Optimization methods; computer-aided design and modeling of microwave circuits; neural networks applications; smart analysis of microwave circuits; efficient optimization using time domain simulation methods

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Dr. John Bandler

Professor Emeritus
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Optimization technologies for engineering modeling and design; modeling and electromagnetics-based design optimization of devices, circuits and systems in the radio-frequency, wireless, and microwave arenas; space mapping methodologies and exploitation of surrogates; technical and nontechnical presentation and communication skills

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Dr. Jennifer Bauman

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hybrid and electric powertrain design and control; Power electronic converters; Advanced vehicle modeling; Smart-charging and EV integration into the smart-grid

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Dr. Ian Bruce

Associate Chair (Graduate)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering and signal processing, particularly development of mathematical models of auditory physiology for predicting auditory perception in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals; assistive devices for the hearing impaired such as hearing aids and cochlear implants; auditory neurophysiology and psychophysics; digital speech processing; stochastic and nonlinear systems

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Dr. Chih-Hung (James) Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

High-frequency characterization of deep submicron MOSFETs; Noise characterization of BJTs and MOSFETs; Ultra low-power, low-noise analog ICs for telecommunications; Analog and RF ICs for wireless transceivers

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Dr. Jun Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Information and Coding Theory; Wireless Communications; Multimedia Communications; Signal and Image Processing; Data Compression and Storage; Networking

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Dr. Tim Davidson

Department Chair
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Advanced signal processing algorithms for transmission and reception of data in wire-line, wireless and mobile communications; Design and application of multi-rate filter banks and wavelets; Robust and blind adaptive filtering

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Dr. Hubert deBruin

Co-Director
Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Development of new computer-based systems and techniques for recording and analysing physiological signals in the basic research and clinical medical laboratories; Theoretical and in-vivo experimental response of motor neurons to different modes of stimulation of human compound nerves

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Dr. Jamal Deen

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics; Opto-electronic Devices andSystems; Ultra-Low Power Integrated Circuits and Systems; WidebandCircuits; Organic Semiconductor Devices; Noise in Semiconductor Devices

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Dr. Thomas E. Doyle

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Director, McMaster eHealth Graduate Program
McMaster University

Biomedical signal processing; Human-computer interfacing (HCI); Brain computer interfacing (BCI); Machine learning for the augmentation, rehabilitation, and enhancement of human attributes

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Dr. Sorina Dumitrescu

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Multimedia Computing and Communications; Network aware data compression; Signal quantization; Image coding and transmission

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Dr. Ali Emadi

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Transportation Electrification; Electrified Vehicles; Autonomous-Capable Vehicles; Electric and Hybrid Powertrains; Power Electronics and Electric Motor Drives; Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Systems; Renewable and Efficient Energy Systems; Energy and Sustainability

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Dr. Tim Field

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Diffusion theory; Electromagnetic scattering and propagation in random media; Geometric phases in quantum theory and coherent states; MRI physics; Population dynamics; Radar scattering; Stochastic differential equations; Stochastic quantization

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Dr. Yaser Haddara

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Physics, modeling, and simulation of microelectronics fabrication process technology; the study of materials properties, process physics, and electronic devices both in conventional VLSI technologies and in emerging technologies

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Dr. Simon Haykin

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cognitive Dynamic Systems (Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Radio)

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Dr. Matiar Howlader

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nano-bonding of materials, devices, and components from emerging technology of microelectronics, photonics, micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), bio-MEMS, bio-MOEMS and microfluidics for miniaturized and robust micro- and nano-system for health and environmental applications

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Dr. Steve Hranilovic

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Communication algorithms ; Information theory and experimental implementations for optical channels, especially wireless optical channels

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Dr. Aleksandar Jeremic

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical signal processing ; Medical imaging ; Biochemical sensing ; Environmental monitoring ; Array signal processing

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Dr. Thia (Kiruba) Kirubarajan

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Estimation: Target tracking ; Information fusion ; Signal processing ; Communications ; Sensor resource management ; System diagnosis and fault detection

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Dr. Shiva Kumar

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Fiber optic communication systems; Photonic devices; Modeling and simulation of optical communication systems

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Dr. Xun Li

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Photonic devices with emphasis on semiconductor laser diodes, packaging and integration of photonic devices and sub-systems ; Fiber-optic communication systems and networks

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Dr. Mehdi Narimani

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Power Electronics ; High-Power Conversion ; Medium-Voltage Motor Drives ; Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems ; Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters ; Renewable Energy Systems

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Dr. Nicola Nicolici

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Computing and Software

Computer-Aided Design for VLSI Circuits ; Design for Testability ; Hardware/Software Co-synthesis ; Low Power and Reliable Computing

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Dr. Natalia Nikolova

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Microwave and millimeter-wave imaging and detection; Inverse problems; Computational electrodynamics; Computer-aided analysis and design; Radar ; Antennas ; Microwave devices

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Dr. Michael Noseworthy

Co-Director
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Assessment of normal and diseased tissue microstructure and the resultant modulation of tissue metabolism using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy ; Diseases of interest include cancer, musculoskeletal disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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Dr. James (Jim) Reilly

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Statistical signal processing, including blind signal separation, blind deconvolution, image processing, and applications of numerical Bayesian estimation (MCMC) techniques

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Dr. Shahram Shirani

Associate Chair (Undergraduate)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Visual Communications ; Image and Video Compression ; Image/Video Indexing and Retrieval ; Robust Video Transmission over Error Prone Networks ; Image and Video Processing ; VLSI Architectures for Real-Time Signal and Image Processing ; Multimedia Hardware Architectures ; Ultrasonic Imaging

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Dr. Shahin Sirouspour

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor
McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

robotics ; telerobotics & haptics; medical robotics; aerial robotics; control of UAVs and drones; energy management in smart grid; mechatronics; control systems; optimization

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Dr. Peter M. Smith

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Design tools for surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices ; Analysis, design and application of novel ultrasonic devices ; Circuits for medical telemetry

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Dr. Ted Szymanski

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

High Speed Networking ; Intelligent Optical Networks ; Optical Switching ; VLSI Integrated Circuits ; Computing Systems ; Field Programmable Hardware

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Dr. Terry Todd

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Computer networks ; Local and metropolitan area networks ; Wireless communications ; Smart antennas ; Fixed wireless internet access ; Embedded wireless communications ; Low power wireless protocols ; Picocellular radio networks ; Bluetooth ; Performance evaluation ; Queueing theory

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Dr. Kon (Max) Wong

Professor Emeritus
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Signal detection and estimation ; Sensor array processing ; Adaptive filtering ; Communication theory ; Optimum designs of transmitters and receivers ; MIMO communications ; Applications of wavelets and solitons in communications ; Biomedical signal processing

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Dr. Xiaolin Wu

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Visual/multimedia computing and communications

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Dr. Jian Kang (JK) Zhang

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Multi-rate filterbanks ; Wavelet transforms ; Signal detection & estimation ; Signal Processing (linear algebra, number theory) ; Quantum information theory, random matrices, graphs & their applications in MIMO communication systems ; Coherent optimal trace-orthonormal linear dispersion coding & blind space-time modulation to identify MIMO fading channels & transmitted signals

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Dr. Dongmei Zhao

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wireless communication networks ; Design and performance modeling of wireless mobile communications networks ; Radio resource management, quality-of-service provisioning, mobility management, access control and admission control