Leading researchers to receive honorary degrees

Monday, May 6, 2019

Two renowned researchers will be recognized with honorary engineering degrees during next month's University of Waterloo’s spring convocation.

David Tse, the Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering. Tse is a researcher in wireless systems and information theory whose work has applications to networking and performance limits of communication systems, and to problems on reconstruction of genomic sequences from partial data. Tse graduated with the highest honours from Waterloo’s systems design engineering program in 1989.

H. Vincent Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering. Poor’s pioneering contributions to wireless networks, energy systems, and related fields have been published in more than 20 books and 700 journal articles. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and the 2019 ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award.

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