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Biomedical Technologies


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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Xiaolin Wu

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Visual/multimedia computing and communications

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CompEng 2DP4Undergraduate MicroProcessor Systems
CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
ECE 6BC3Graduate Modeling of Biological Systems
ECE 6BD4Graduate Biomedical Instrumentation
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 3BA3Undergraduate Structure of Biological Materials
ElecEng 3BB3Undergraduate Cellular Bioelectricity
ElecEng 3EJ4Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 2
ElecEng 3TP3Undergraduate Signals and Systems
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 4BC3Undergraduate Modelling of Biological Systems
ElecEng 4BD4Undergraduate Biomedical Instrumentation
ElecEng 4BF4Undergraduate Medical Imaging
ElecEng 4BI6Undergraduate Biomedical Design Project

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Communication Technologies, Systems & Networks


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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. 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. 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. Simon Haykin

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cognitive Dynamic Systems (Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Radio)

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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CompEng 2DP4Undergraduate MicroProcessor Systems
CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
CompEng 4DK4Undergraduate Computer Networks
CompEng 4DN4Undergraduate Advanced Internet Communications
ECE 6DK4Graduate Computer Communication Networks
ECE 6DN4Graduate Advanced Internet Communications
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 3EJ4Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 2
ElecEng 3FK4Undergraduate Electromagnetics 2
ElecEng 3TP3Undergraduate Signals and Systems
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 3TR4Undergraduate Communication Systems
ElecEng 4EM4Undergraduate Photonic Devices and Systems
ElecEng 4TK4Undergraduate Digital Communications
ElecEng 4TM4Undergraduate Digital Communications 2

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Electrified & Autonomous Transportation


 
McMaster University has one of the largest programs in academia in North America in electrified/autonomous transportation and smart mobility with over 400 researchers and $250 million of programs, infrastructure, and initiatives. Our automotive program includes a new 80,000 square-foot McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) at McMaster Innovation Park, which is the home for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain (the only CERC in Canada in transportation electrification). We collaborate with numerous private and public sector organizations and have unique relationships with major transportation OEMs and suppliers. 

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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. 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. 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. Simon Haykin

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cognitive Dynamic Systems (Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Radio)

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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. 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. 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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CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
CompEng 4DK4Undergraduate Computer Networks
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 3CL4Undergraduate Introduction to Control Systems
ElecEng 3EJ4Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 2
ElecEng 3PI4Undergraduate Energy Conversion
ElecEng 3TP3Undergraduate Signals and Systems
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 4CL4Undergraduate Control Systems
ElecEng 4PK4Undergraduate Power Electronics
ElecEng 4PL4Undergraduate Energy Systems and Management Nan Zhao
ElecEng 4PM4Undergraduate Electrical Power Systems

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Electromagnetics & Photonics


Our Electromagnetics and Photonics research stream maintains world-class standing in both graduate training and research.

The Electromagnetic Optimization team (Prof. Bakr) develops new modeling, adjoint-sensitivity analysis, and optimization approaches for high and low-frequency engineering applications. The adjoint sensitivities are applied to the design of electric motors for hybrid and electric cars. The team is also developing design approaches for cloaking devices, for THz antenna arrays, and for energy harvesting devices and systems, including nano antennas, MIM, and MIIM diodes operating in the THz regime.

The Electromagnetic Vision (EMvi) Research Laboratory (Prof. Nikolova) works on radio-frequency, microwave and millimeter-wave systems for the near-field imaging and detection of optically obscured objects. Some of the exciting research projects include:

  1. radar security and surveillance systems for the detection of weapons concealed under the clothing
  2. early-stage breast cancer detection, and (iii) detection of structural flaws in hulls and pipes under protective coatings.

The Photonics team develops new integrated photonic devices (Prof. Li) as well as systems for fiber-optic links and networks (Prof. Kumar). Recent research projects include:

  1. high-speed directly modulated distributed feedback laser (DFB-DML)
  2. III-V/Si hybrid laser (Si-photonics laser)
  3. broadband, high-sensitivity optically pre-amplified Si-Ge photo-detector (Si-Ge SOA-PIN)
  4. surface plasmonic polariton (SPP) waveguides and devices
  5. direct image transmission through multimode fiber
  6. digital and optical backpropagation techniques for fiber nonlinearity mitigation
  7. optical OFDM systems
  8. biomedical imaging using Raman spectroscopy
  9. optical phase conjugation

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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

John-photo

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 2FH3Undergraduate Electromagnetics 1
ElecEng 3FK4Undergraduate Electromagnetics 2
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 4EM4Undergraduate Photonic Devices and Systems

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Integrated, Embedded and Interconnected Systems


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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. 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

Ali-photo

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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CompEng 2DI4Undergraduate Logic Design
CompEng 2DP4Undergraduate MicroProcessor Systems
CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3DQ5Undergraduate Digital System Design
CompEng 3DR4Undergraduate Computer Organization
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
CompEng 4DM4Undergraduate Computer Architecture
CompEng 4DS4Undergraduate Embedded Systems
ECE 6DM4Graduate Computer Architecture
ECE 6DS4Graduate Embedded Systems
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 3EJ4Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 2
ElecEng 3TP3Undergraduate Signals and Systems
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 3TR4Undergraduate Communication Systems

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Microelectronics & VLSI


The microelectronics research focuses on microelectronic, nanoelectronic and optoelectronic components and systems. A major research focus is on nanoelectronic, optoelectronic and nanotechnology-based components and systems for information and communication systems, as well for health and environmental applications.  Faculty are actively researching low-cost manufacturing technologies for sensors and integrated sensor systems for water quality and other environmental monitoring applications, and developing smart home hardware and software technologies for elderly health-care.  Ongoing projects address high performance single photon detectors, time-to-digital converters, digital silicon photomultipliers, high-speed, high-sensitivity imagers, quantum dot photodetectors, and time-domain functional imaging systems for emerging biomedical/biochemical/medical/environmental applications.  Design and test research tackles the rapid increase in the complexity of digital very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and enables novel applications on reconfigurable hardware.  Other research and technology development involves nanotechnology-based sensing and imaging systems using our state-of-the-art heterogeneous integration, characterization, and evaluation facilities.  Basic research is also being performed on device physics, modeling and reliability, low noise issues, development of novel characterization techniques, and organic/polymeric and other printable or hand-drawn semiconductor devices.

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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. 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

Jamal-photo

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CompEng 2DI4Undergraduate Logic Design
CompEng 2DP4Undergraduate MicroProcessor Systems
CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3DQ5Undergraduate Digital System Design
CompEng 3DR4Undergraduate Computer Organization
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
CompEng 4DM4Undergraduate Computer Architecture
CompEng 4DS4Undergraduate Embedded Systems
CompEng 4EK4Undergraduate Microelectronics
ECE 6DM4Graduate Computer Architecture
ECE 6EK4 Graduate Microelectronics
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 3EJ4Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 2
ElecEng 4PK4Undergraduate Power Electronics

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Optimization, Learning & Control


A number of faculty members in the department have been pursuing research interests that fall within the broad spectrum of the disciplines of optimization, learning and control in electrical and computer engineering. Pioneering work in the development of the space mapping optimization technique has enabled rapid optimization of high-fidelity systems and devices that rely on complex multi-physics simulations at substantially reduced computational cost. Applications of optimization techniques in the design and control of communication systems, modern power and energy systems, and electrified transportation systems have been of particular interest. Pioneering research in Cognitive Systems has focused on the areas of Cognitive Radio Networks, Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Control. Emerging applications of estimation, learning and control in self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles and robots are also being pursued. 

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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

Tim-photo

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

Simon-photo

Dr. Simon Haykin

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cognitive Dynamic Systems (Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Radio)

Thia (Kiruba)-photo

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

Mehdi-photo

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

Nicola-photo

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. 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. 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. Xiaolin Wu

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Visual/multimedia computing and communications

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Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CompEng 2DP4Undergraduate MicroProcessor Systems
CompEng 2SH4Undergraduate Principles of Programming
CompEng 2SI4Undergraduate Data Structures, Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics
CompEng 3SK3Undergraduate Computer-Aided Engineering
ECE 6CL4Graduate Control Systems Design
ElecEng 2CI5Undergraduate Introduction to Electrical Engineering
ElecEng 2CJ4Undergraduate Circuits and Systems
ElecEng 2EI5Undergraduate Electronic Devices and Circuits 1
ElecEng 3CL4Undergraduate Introduction to Control Systems
ElecEng 3TP3Undergraduate Signals and Systems
ElecEng 3TQ3Undergraduate Advanced Probability and Random Processes
ElecEng 4CL4Undergraduate Control Systems

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Power Electronics & Electric Machines


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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

Ali-photo

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. 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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ElecEng 2FH3Undergraduate Electromagnetics 1
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ElecEng 3FK4Undergraduate Electromagnetics 2
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Signal, Image & Video Processing


Signal, image and video processing research group has been at the forefront of signal processing research with activities that cover a wide range from theoretical research to the design of VLSI, optical and opto-electronic systems for fast implementation of signal processing algorithms. Faculty in this research group are involved in applying state of the art signal processing techniques to a wide range of real world problems. Recent applications include medical imaging, tracking, self-driving cars, EEG signal processing video image compression and other multimedia related technologies. Faculty and students in the group have access to a number of facilities including Compute Canada’s Advanced Research Computing Systems. Facilities for fabrication of microelectronic and electro-optical devices and a network of workstations and computers provide a rich infrastructure for research in signal and image processing.

The faculty members of this research group have been recognized through awards given by a number of professional societies, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  A number of faculty members of this group serve as editors for IEEE publications. The faculty in this groups are involved in a range of interdisciplinary research projects with collaborations with faculty in the medical school and the departments of psychology.

Graduate students play a central role in the life of the group. There is a close interaction between the faculty members of the group and their students. Seminars involve faculty, students, and guest speakers from other universities and local industry. There are also numerous informal meetings within the research group on topics ranging from image compression to functional brain mapping. Students considering pursuing a graduate degree in the area of signal and image processing are encouraged to browse through the web site for more information. 

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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. 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. 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. Simon Haykin

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cognitive Dynamic Systems (Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Radio)

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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. 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. 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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