Four Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC):
- Stephen Smith – NSERC New Tier 2 CRC in Autonomous Systems ($500,000 over five years)
- Lin Tan – NSERC New Tier 2 CRC in Software Dependability ($500,000 over five years)
- En-hui Yang – NSERC Renewed Tier 1 CRC in Information Theory and Applications ($1.4 million over seven years)
- Weihua Zhuang – NSERC Renewed Tier 1 CRC in Wireless Communication Networks ($1.4 million over seven years)
Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.
The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development.