Faculty Lecturer

Contact InformationDerek Wright

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31163, 226-606-0651
Location: E5 4117

Biography Summary

I am a full-time faculty member in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I run the department's Graduate Attributes program to meet the CEAB accreditation requirements. I am also involved in research in the areas of Digital ICs, Medical Imaging Physics, and Modeling and Simulation. I am interested in productization and commercialization efforts related to this research and to student initiatives.

Research Interests

  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Devices

Education

  • 2010, Doctorate, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2005, Master of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2003, Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Courses*

  • ECE 445 - Integrated Digital Electronics
    • Taught in 2014
  • ECE 200A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 200B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ECE 300A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ECE 400A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ECE 400B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 300B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • BME 294 - Circuits, Instrumentation, and Measurements
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • BME 392 - Circuits, Instrumentation, and Measurements
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 242 - Electronic Circuits 2
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Blackmore, Ewart and Trinczek, Michael and Jiang, Kai and Sachdev, Manoj and Wright, Derek, SRAM Dosimeter for Characterizing the TRIUMF Proton and Neutron Beams, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2018
  • Wright, DW and Cobbold, RSC, Two-dimensional phononic crystals with time-varying properties: a multiple scattering analysis, Smart Materials and Structures, 19(4), 2010
  • Wright, DW, Two-dimensional phononic crystals with time-varying properties: a multiple scattering analysis, Smart Materials and Structures, 19(4), 2010
  • Wright, Derek W and Cobbold, Richard SC, The characteristics and applications of metamaterials, Ultrasound, 17(2), 2009, 68 - 73
  • Mohan, Nitin and Fung, Wilson and Wright, Derek and Sachdev, Manoj, A low-power ternary CAM with positive-feedback match-line sense amplifiers, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 56(3), 2009, 566 - 573
  • Wright, Derek W and Cobbold, Richard SC, Ultrasound transmission through time-varying phononic crystals, Canadian Acoustics, 36(3), 2008, 44 - 45
  • Wright, DW, Acoustic wave transmission in time-varying phononic crystals, Smart Materials and Structures, 18(1), 2008
  • Wright, DW and Cobbold, RSC, Acoustic wave transmission in time-varying phononic crystals, Smart Materials and Structures, 18(1), 2008
  • Mohan, Nitin and Fung, Wilson and Wright, Derek and Sachdev, Manoj, Design techniques and test methodology for low-power TCAMs, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 14(6), 2006, 573 - 586
  • Patel, Dhruv and Wright, Derek and Sachdev, Manoj, Sense amplifier offset characterisation and test implications for low-voltage SRAMs in 65 nm, 2018 IEEE 23rd European Test Symposium (ETS), 1 2018, 1 - 6
  • C. Rennick, D. Wright, E. Li, C. Hulls, A. Milne, S. Bedi, "Engineering Design Days: Engaging with Authentic Problem-Solving in an Academic Hackathon", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, 06 2018, Salt Lake City, UT (Accepted in 2018)
  • Al-Hammoud, Rania and Grove, Jason and Milne, Andrew and Pirnia, Mehrdad and Wright, Derek and Sooriyabandara, Samanthi, Building Indicators by Consensus for Common Attributes, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 06 2017
  • Wright, Derek and Markoff, Emma and Grove, Jason and Al-Hammoud, Rania and Milne, Andrew and Pirnia, Mehrdad, Surveys for Simultaneous Direct and Indirect Assessment, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 06 2017
  • Grove, Jason and Ioannidis, Marios and Wright, Derek, DESCRIBING AND MEASURING THE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE BASED USING CONCEPT DOMAINS, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), 06 2017
  • Soroka, Orysia and Wright, Derek and Vahid, Orang, Modeling and Simulation of a Linear Piezoelectric Stepper Motor in MapleSim, Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany, January 2012, 143 - 150
  • Wright, Derek and Soroka, Orysia, Modeling and simulation of a linear piezoelectric stepper motor in maplesim, Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2012 IEEE International, January 2012, 2746 - 2749
  • Wright, Derek W and Cobbold, Richard SC and Alfred, CH, Ultrasound wave propagation in time-varying phononic crystals, Ultrasonics Symposium, 2008. IUS 2008. IEEE, January 2008, 1491 - 1494
  • Wright, Derek and Cobbold, Richard, Properties of a Phononic Crystal with Band-Gaps and Anomalous Ultrasound Refraction, 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Abstract book, January 2008
  • Mohan, Nitin and Fung, Wilson and Wright, Derek and Sachdev, Manoj, Match line sense amplifiers with positive feedback for low-power content addressable memories, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 2006. CICC'06. IEEE, January 2006, 297 - 300
  • Wright, Derek and Sachdev, Manoj, Transistor-level fault analysis and test algorithm development for ternary dynamic content addressable memories, null, January 2003
  • E. Jobidon, R. Al-Hammoud, J. Grove, C. Hulls, A. Hurst, S. Mohamed, A. Prier, C. Rennick, D. Wright, "Poster on The Development of Integrated and Experiential Teamwork Activities", Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference (STLHE 2016),06 2016, London, ON. (Accepted in 2016)
  • Wright, Derek, Time-varying phononic crystals, January
  • Wright, Derek, A Comprehensive Test and Diagnostic Strategy for TCAMs, January