Professors honoured as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two electrical and computer engineering faculty members were named fellows of the prestigious Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 27.

Manoj Sachdev, chair of electrical and computer engineering, was

Manoj Sachdev
recognized for his contributions to integrated circuit engineering, which have had profound impacts on both academia and industry.

Sachdev has successfully used his deep knowledge of integrated circuit design, VLSI reliability, yield and testability to propose novel yet pragmatic circuit solutions. He holds over 30 patents in these areas, and has contributed to more than 190 publications, five books, and two book chapters.

Zhou Wang, an electrical and computer

Zhou Wang
engineering professor, is a global leader and one of the world’s most cited authors in the field of visual perception-based image quality assessment, processing, and compression.

His work on the Structural Similarity (SSIM) algorithm has created a paradigm change in the field. The SSIM method is used for video quality assurance throughout the global media delivery industry, directly affecting tens of millions of viewers daily.

Wang is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of NSERC's Steacie Memorial Fellowship, a member of RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and a winner of a Television Academy's Engineering Emmy Award. 

Alumnus becomes president of CAE 

Douglas Ruth was elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for a two-year term at CAE’s Annual General Meeting on June 27 in Winnipeg. He was named a fellow of the academy in 2008 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Doug holds two degrees from the University of Manitoba and a doctorate from the University of Waterloo.

Ruth has worked in both the manufacturing sector and has held academic appointments at both the University of Calgary and the University of Manitoba. 

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.