Paul Fieguth - Systems Design Engineering
Professor Fieguth has developed a distinguished record as a researcher, teacher, graduate student mentor and supervisor and as an administrator. He joined the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1996 and has supervised 17 PhD and nine MASc students; he is currently supervising eight doctoral students. Some of his students describe him as “an ideal supervisor, dedicated and responsible to his work and students”, showing the exemplary quality of his technical abilities, supervisory skills, and dedication to mentorship.
Dr. Fieguth has also been a leader among his peers, currently serving as Chair of the department and previously serving as the Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies. Colleagues of Professor Fieguth describe him as being an excellent role model to graduate students and to other faculty members, with an amazingly strong work ethic and an outstanding ability to catalyze research success in his graduate students through compassionate mentoring.
Dr. Fieguth is a repeat recipient of both the Faculty of Engineering’s Outstanding Performance Award and the Faculty of Engineering’s Distinguished Performance Award and it is evident that he excels in research, teaching, and graduate supervision. The Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision is indeed meant for faculty members and impactful graduate supervisors like Professor Fieguth. The University of Waterloo is fortunate to have him as a mentor, educator, and researcher in the Faculty of Engineering.