Weihua Zhuang of Waterloo's electrical and computer engineering department is a new fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Academy of Science.
Zhuang, the Tier I Canada Research Chair in wireless communication networks, has made significant research contributions to resource allocation, distributed network control, and mobile user positioning. Her achievements have led to impressive advances in engineering solutions, and generated high impacts in the research community.
Geoffrey Fong, a Waterloo psychology professor, and David Blowes, a Waterloo earth and environmental studies professor, were also named new RSC fellows on September 7.
Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
"During the 150th anniversary celebrations of our country, we are particularly proud of these outstanding scholars, artists and scientists whose career contributions have been extraordinary," said RSC President Maryse Lassonde.
Founded in 1882, RSC's mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, advise governments and organizations, and promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.