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Professor Slim Boumaiza is honoured at Rideau Hall for wireless work

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Slim Boumaiza, right, head of the Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG) at Waterloo Engineering, has won a prestigious NSERC award for his work on wireless networks.

Slim Boumaiza, right, head of the Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG) at Waterloo Engineering, has won a prestigious NSERC award for his work on wireless networks. Photo: Martin Lipman/NSERC

A version of this article originally appeared on the Faculty of Engineering news site.

Waterloo Engineering professor Slim Boumaiza was honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa yesterday for his research on wireless communications networks with two industry partners.

Boumaiza, an electrical and computer engineering professor who heads the Emerging Radio Systems Group (EmRG), is one of 20 scientists and engineers recognized at a ceremony attended by Governor General Julie Payette and other dignitaries.

He is receiving a $200,000 research grant as the winner in one of four Synergy Awards for Innovation categories sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for outstanding examples of industry-academia collaboration.

The award recognizes Boumaiza’s work with Ericsson Canada Inc. and Keysight Technologies Canada Inc. to find ways to build energy-efficient radio-communications systems that minimize the environmental impacts and operational costs of 4G infrastructure.

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