Xavier Fernando

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Director, Ryerson Communications Lab Professor Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Toronto, Ontario fernando@ee.ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6077

Bio/Research

Xavier Fernando is a Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has (co-)authored over 200 research articles, three books (one translated to Mandarin) and holds five patents (two provisional). He is the Director of Ryerson Communications Lab that has received total research funding over...

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Bio/Research

Xavier Fernando is a Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has (co-)authored over 200 research articles, three books (one translated to Mandarin) and holds five patents (two provisional). He is the Director of Ryerson Communications Lab that has received total research funding over $3.2 Million since 2008 from industry and government.

He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE IOT Journal and IEEE Consumer Technology Magazine. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and delivered over 60 invited talks all over the world. He was the Chair of IEEE Toronto Section and IEEE Canada Central Area. Currently He serves as the IEEE Canada Vitality Coordinator.

His work has won 30 awards and prizes so far including, Professional Engineers Ontario Award in 2016, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, Sarnoff Symposium Prize in 2009, Opto-Canada best poster prize in 2003 and CCECE best paper prize in 2001.

He has been in the organizing/steering/technical program committees of numerous conferences and journals. He was the General Chair for the IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) 2017 and IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2014. He was a Member of Board of Governors of Ryerson University during 2011-12.

He is a program evaluator for ABET (USA). He was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT), UK in 2008 and MAPNET Fellow visiting Aston University, UK in 2014. Ryerson University nominated him for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants award in 2012 in which was a finalist. He was also the president of AIT Alumni Association, Canada.


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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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Nadine Habib
Media and Rich Content Specialist
nadine.habib@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3608

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