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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Departmental Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 24305
Fax: 905 521-2922
E-mail: cheryl@mail.ece.mcmaster.ca
Website: www.ece.mcmaster.ca

Faculty / Fall 2014

Distinguished University Professor

S.S. Haykin, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Birmingham), F.I.E.E.E., F.R.S.C.


M. Bakr, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Cairo), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
T. Davidson, B. Eng. (Hons.) (Western Australia), D.Phil. (Oxford),P. Eng. / Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Communication Systems
H. de Bruin, B. Eng, M. Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
J. Deen, B.Sc. (Guyana), M.S., Ph.D., (Case Western Reserve),F.I.E.E.E., F.I.N.A.E., F.E.I.C., F.C.A.E., F.E.C.S., F.A.A.A.S.,F.R.S.C., F.A.P.S. / Canada Research Chair in Information Technology
A. Emadi, B.S., M.S. (Sharif University of Technology), Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Power Train
T. Kirubarajan, B.A., M.A. (Cambridge), M.S., Ph.D., (Connecticut)/ Canada Research Chair (TierII) in Information Fusion / Associate Chair (Graduate Program)
S. Kumar, B.S. (Mysore Univ., India), M.S., Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Science), Ph.D. (Osaka, Japan), P. Eng.
X. Li, B.S. (Shandong), M.S. (Wuhan Research Institute of Posts &Telecommunications), Ph.D. (Northern Jiaotong), P.Eng.
N. Nicolici, Dipl. Ing. (Univ. of Timisoara), Ph.D. (Southampton, U.K.), P.Eng.
N. Nikolova, Dipl. (Tech. University of Varna), Ph.D. (University of Electrocommunications, Tokyo), P.Eng. / Canada Research Chairin High Frequency Magnetics
J.P. Reilly, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng./ Associate Chair (Undergraduate Program)
N. Schofield, B.Eng., Ph.D. (Sheffield)
S. Shirani, B.Sc.Eng. (Isfahan Univ. of Tech.), M.Sc. (Amirkabir Univ. of Tech.), Ph.D. (British Columbia), P.Eng.
P.M. Smith, B.Eng.Mgt.,M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
T.H. Szymanski, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng./ L.R. Wilson/BCE Chair in Data Communications
T.D. Todd, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng.
K.M. Wong, B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D., D.Sc.(Eng.), D.I.C. (London), F.I.E.E.E., F.I.E.E., F.C.A.E., F.R.S.C., F.Inst.P., F.S.S., C.Eng., P.Eng. / NSERC-Mitel Chair in Digital Signal Processing
X. Wu, B.Sc. (Wuhan University, China), Ph.D. (Calgary)

Associate Professors

I. Bruce, B.Eng., Ph.D. (Melbourne), P. Eng.
C.H. Chen, B.A.Sc. (National Central Univ., Taiwan), M.A.Sc.(Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng.
J. Chen, B. Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Cornell) / Barber Gennum Chair in Information Technology
T.E. Doyle, B.Sc., B.E.Sc., M.E.Sc., Ph.D. (Western Ontario), P. Eng.
S. Dumitrescu, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Bucharest)
T. Field, B.A., D.Phil. (Oxford, U.K.)
Y. Haddara, B.Eng., (Memorial), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Stanford), P.Eng.
S. Hranilovic, B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.
A. Jeremić, Dipl.Ing. (Belgrade), M.S., Ph.D. (Illinois at Chicago)
M. Noseworthy, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
M.R. Sirouspour, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Sharif Univ., Iran), Ph.D. (U.B.C.),P.Eng.
J.K. Zhang, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D. (Xidian Univ., P.R. China)
D. Zhao, B.S. (Northern Jiaotong, Beijing), Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng.

Associate Members

M. Anvari (Surgery)
S. Becker (Psychology)
W. Datars (Physics and Astronomy)
Q. Fang (Engineering Physics)
G. Hasey (Psychiatry), M.Sc. (Toronto), M.D. (Alberta)
R. Kleiman (Engineering Physics)
H. Peng (Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences) B.Sc., M.Sc. (Wuhan), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)
R. Zheng (Computing and Software) B.S., M.S. (Tsinghua), Ph.D. (Illinois-Urbana)

Adjunct Members

S. Ali, B.Sc. (University of Baghdad), M.Sc. (Jordan University), Ph.D. (McMaster)
E. Bosse, B.Sc.A., M.Sc. (Laval), Ph.D. (Carleton, Ottawa, Laval)
L. Carney, S.B., M.S., Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
B. Cheng, B.S., M.S. (Northeastern University, China), Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts)
Z. (Jack) Ding, B.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Northwestern Polytechnic University, P.R. China)
M. Haacke, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
M. Howlader, B. Eng. (Bangladesh), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Kyushu, Japan)
H. Kojori, B.Sc. (University of Shiraz), MASc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng.
Z.Q. (Tom) Luo, B.Sc. (Peking), Ph.D. (M.I.T.), P.Eng.,F.I.E.E.E.
M. Margarit, M.Sc. (Bucharest), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser, B.C.)
M. McDonald, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Western)
F. Newland, B.Eng., Ph.D. (University of Southampton)
A. Patriciu, B.Sc., M.Sc. CompSci. (Univ. Craiova, Romania), M.Sc., MechEng., Ph.D. (John Hopkins)
M. Pelletier, Ph.D., P. Eng.
F. Perez-Pinal, B.S. (Instituto Politecnico Nacional), M.Sc. (Birmingham and Nottingham), Ph.D. (San Luis Potosi)
S. Samavi, B.B.S. (California State), M.S. (Memphis), Ph.D. (Mississippi)
N. Sangary, B.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster)
A. Sathyan, B.S. (Bharathiar University), M.S. (Coimbatore Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Illinois Institute of Technology)
M. Smadi, B.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster)
S. Wirasingha, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Illinois Institute of Technology)
H. Yang, B.S. (Nanjing), M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan)

Professor Emeritus

J.W. Bandler, B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D., D.Sc.(Eng.) (London), D.I.C.(Imperial College), F.I.E.E.E., F.I.E.E., F.E.I.C., F.R.S.C., F.C.A.E., C.Eng., P.Eng.

Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has established an international reputation for its rigorous program of fundamental and applied research. The main areas of work are telecommunications, signal processing, microelectronics, photonics, computer engineering and power engineering. Many of the faculty are involved in specialized interdisciplinary groups within these and other fields with interaction among other departments in engineering, mathematics, science and business. Financial support for the faculty members of this department comes from a variety of sources including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), federal and provincial centres of excellence programs such as Micronet, OCE and MITACS and from contractual research arising from the department’s history of strong industrial interaction. The department has also been successful in attracting several NSERC Industrial Research Chairs and Canada Research Chairs. Most of its faculty members are registered professional Engineers in the province of Ontario and among them, several are IEEE Fellows.

In the area of signal processing, very significant research has been carried out in sensor array processing, statistical signal detection and estimation, adaptive systems, optimum designs, signal and image coding and compression, etc. Applications of such techniques include data communications, transmitter/receiver design, multi-antenna, radar, sonar, speech, image, graphics, video, and sensory-based servo systems; computer vision, multi-camera distributed imaging, and visual computing. There are extensive supportive facilities available including a microwave anechoic chamber.

In the areas of microelectronics, microwaves and photonics, extensive experimental facilities exist in various laboratories for device, circuit and system design and testing. Current areas of research include ultra-high performance CMOS devices and circuits, photodetectors and optical receivers, antennas, computational electromagnetics, microwave circuits and systems, ultrasonic devices, photonic devices and circuits, light wave communication devices, systems and networks, lasers, system-on-a-chip, VLSI testing and design automation. Extensive research efforts are underway into computer-aided design and engineering, optimization techniques and modeling. Researchers in these fields work closely with industry.

In the area of computer and telecommunications networks, current research topics include low power wireless networks, ad-hoc networks, wireless access protocols, optical networks, quality of service, switching and scheduling, multi-media transmission and telemedicine. Researchers in this group collaborate closely with industry, and are establishing several test bed systems.

In computer engineering, the simulation optimization systems laboratory is well known for its contributions to CAD/CAE as well as performance- and yield-driven circuit design methods. Research activity in computational vision is linked closely with the Intelligent Machines and Manufacturing Research Centre (IMMRC), a multidisciplinary group whose interests include sensory-based systems and robotics. Other research areas in computer engineering are design automation and test of embedded computing systems.

Recently, the department has substantially increased its involvement in biomedical engineering and this is continuing to expand. At present the research in this area includes modeling of human hearing, sound processing for human audio systems, modeling of human brain and neuromuscular system, brain and muscle (EEG and EMG) signal processing, modeling of the human cardiopulmonary system, biomedical instrumentation and imaging. A combined approved B.Eng./M.Eng. biomedical engineering program has been implemented for students interested in developing their careers in this area.

Research Facilities

In addition to specialized equipment available in individual research labs, graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have access to a wide range of advanced computer facilities. Major departmental computational assets include an IBM Blade Center Cluster with 140 compute nodes, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) facility and a System-On-Chip (SOC) design centre. Red Hat Linux is installed on the compute nodes in the Blade Center Cluster along with Matlab, parallel compilers from the Portland Group, and optimization software from ILOG (CPLEX, AMPL, SCHEDULER and SOLVER). The CAD facility consists of 5 Red Hat Linux workstations with application software from Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, supplied by CMC, along with proprietary cell libraries and device models from Artisan, DALSA, IBM, STMicroelectronics and TSMC. The System-On-Chip design centre consists of 11 System-Level Prototyping Stations (SLPS) with a variety of Altera and Xilinx development boards.

The department is an NVIDIA CUDA Training Center with 5 Windows PCs with GeForce GTX 470 GPU cards and one with a Tesla C2050 GPU card dedicated to support instruction in CUDA programming for parallel systems.

Further details may be obtained from the department website (http://www.ece.mcmaster.ca) which contains links to the home pages of individual faculty members as well as the various research groups.


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