Electrical and computer engineering professor, En-Hui Yang, designated "University Professor"

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Electrical and computer engineering professor, En-Hui Yang, has been designated "University Professor" by the University of Waterloo's Tenure & Promotion Committee. 

The University of Waterloo owes much of its international reputation and stature to the quality of its eminent professors.  The designation "University Professor" is the way Waterloo recognizes exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence. Once appointed, a faculty member retains the designation until retirement. Not counting retirees, it is anticipated there will be one University Professor for approximately every 60 full-time regular faculty members, with at most two appointments each year.

Dr. En-Hui Yang is a Canada Research Chair in information theory, an elected fellow of the Industry Academy of the International Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance, and the 2023 recipient of the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research - an elite biennial award presented by the Canadian Society of Information Technology. He is a globally recognized researcher in information theory, data compression and information security with over 200 patents. In addition to founding BicDroid Inc., he co-founded Slipstream Data Inc. (now a subsidiary of BlackBerry) and is a director at the Multimedia Communications Laboratory. Products based on his inventions, and commercialized by SlipStream, received the 2006 Ontario Global Traders Provincial Award and have been deployed by over 2,200 service providers in more than 50 countries, servicing tens of millions of home and wireless subscribers daily.

Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement En-Hui!

En-Hui Yang