Director of Admissions, Faculty of Engineering

Contact InformationWilliam Bishop

Phone: 519-888-4712,519-888-4567 x37159
Location: CPH 2374C,EIT 4101

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Biography Summary

William (Bill) Bishop is the Director of Admissions for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In this role, Bill is responsible for managing the Engineering Admissions Team working in the Engineering Undergraduate Office. This team processes all applicants to undergraduate engineering programs. This team also handles all transfers into first year undergraduate engineering programs.

Bill has an appointment as a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In this capacity, Bill teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of engineering design, digital design, and embedded systems. Bill’s research interests include engineering education, configurable computing, parallel and distributed systems, hardware and software co-design, embedded systems, and multimedia processing.

He has received recognition for his teaching, research, and service. He is a recipient of an Outstanding Performance Award in 2009, 2013, and 2020. He is a recipient of the James A. Field Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and 2011. He was recognized with a Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2019 for 15 years of service with the Waterloo Wellington Science and Engineering Fair. Bill currently holds memberships with Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the Computer, Aerospace, and Education Societies of the IEEE.

Research Interests

  • Engineering admissions
  • engineering education
  • configurable computing
  • parallel and distributed systems
  • hardware / software co-design
  • embedded systems
  • image processing
  • multimedia systems and applications

Education

  • 2003, Doctorate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 1996, Master of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 1994, Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Engineering / Management Science Option, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Courses*

  • MTE 325 - Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing for Mechatronics Engineering
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 100A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2015, 2016
  • ECE 190 - Engineering Profession and Practice
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 224 - Embedded Microprocessor Systems
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Wong, Alexander and Bishop, William, Robust edge detection based on non-local contribution of local frequency characteristics, Multimedia, 2008. ISM 2008. Tenth IEEE International Symposium on, January 2008, 119 - 123
  • Wong, Alexander and Bishop, William, Deblocking of block-transform compressed images using phase-adaptive shifted thresholding, Multimedia, 2008. ISM 2008. Tenth IEEE International Symposium on, 01 2008, 97 - 103
  • Wong, Alexander and Bishop, William, Backwards Compatible, Multi-Level Regions-of-Interest (ROI) Image Encryption Architecture with Biometric Authentication., SIGMAP, 01 2007, 324 - 329
  • Wong, Alexander and Bishop, William, An efficient, parallel multi-key encryption of compressed video streams, The proceedings of International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, January 2006
  • Wong, Alexander and Bishop, William, Expert knowledge based automatic regions-of-interest (ROI) selection in scanned documents for digital image encryption, Computer and Robot Vision, 2006. The 3rd Canadian Conference on, 01 2006, 51 - 51
  • W. Bishop, The Assessment of Leadership Outcomes in Capstone Projects Using Anonymous Peer Feedback, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) Annual Conference 2013, 06 2013, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (Accepted in 2013)