Bio

Prof. George Shaker is an adjunct professor with University of Waterloo at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. He is also with the University of Waterloo Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB), and the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), as well as overseeing the development of wireless technologies and sensors at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. George has been with Spark Tech Labs since its founding in 2011, where he has held the roles of Principal Scientist and Head of Research. Previously, he was an NSERC scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also held multiple roles with RIM's (BlackBerry).

Dr. Shaker has authored/coauthored 70+ publications and 15+ patents/patent applications. George was an invited speaker at several international events, including Keynote talks at the 2011 IEEE LAPC, the 2011 IEEE iThings, 2015 Ambient Intelligence, and short course lecturer at IEEE APS 2010. He has served as a TPC member of IEEE MTT-IMS, IEEE APS, IEEE EuCAP, IEEE iWAT, IEEE EMC, and IEEE WF-IoT. He is on the organizing committee of the International Antenna and Electromagnetics ANTEM conference, to be held in Waterloo, August 2018.

George has received multiple recognitions and awards, including the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (sole winner in the area of Electromagnetics across Canada, first uWaterloo student to receive the scholarship in EM), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the European School of Antennas Grant at IMST-GmbH, the IEEE AP-S Best Paper Award (3, first UW student to receive the award), the IEEE AP-S Honorable Mention Paper Award (4 times to-date), the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Graduate Research Award (first UW student to receive the award), NSERC CGS-FSS (sole winner from UW Engineering), the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship (first UW student to receive the fellowship),the Electronic Components and Technology Best of Session paper award, and the IEEE Sensors most popular paper award. Two papers he co-authored in IEEE journals were among the top 25 downloaded papers on IEEEXplore for several consecutive months. He was the supervisor of the student team winning the third best design contest at IEEE AP-S 2016, and author of the ACM MobileHCI 2017 best workshop paper award.