Peter M. Levine
Peter M. Levine joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an Assistant Professor in March 2011 and is Principal Investigator of the Bioelectronic Systems Laboratory. He received the B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2009 he received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction) from Columbia University. His doctoral work focused on the design of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) biochips for electrochemical DNA sensor arrays. Before coming to the University of Waterloo, he worked as a Research Engineer in integrated circuit and sensor design for the biotechnology start-up Ion Torrent (now part of Life Technologies), which commercialized the first non-optical semiconductor-integrated genome sequencer. His research interests include CMOS-integrated biochemical assays and integrated microsystems for clinical and environmental monitoring. He was a recipient of the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship in 2005. To learn more about Professor Levine, please visit his profile page.
Stephen L. Smith
Stephen L. Smith joined the ECE Department in March 2011 as an Assistant Professor. His main research interests lie in the control of autonomous systems, with a particular emphasis on robotic motion planning, optimization, and distributed coordination. Prior to arriving at Waterloo he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received a PhD degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2009, an MASc degree from the University of Toronto, in 2005, and a BSc degree from Queen's University, in 2003. To learn more about Professor Smith, please visit his profile page.