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2019 IEEE Canadian WIE Prize Recipient, Anastassia Gharib
Anastassia Gharib of the IEEE Ottawa Section was presented with the IEEE Canadian Foundation’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Prize in the amount of $1,000 at the IEEE Ottawa Section Annual General Meeting on Nov. 15, 2019. The purpose of this prize is to recognize excellence in young women engineering professionals and to support the Women In Engineering programme within IEEE in Canada. The prize is sponsored by the Judy Clift Fund which was established to honour a gracious individual who believed strongly in gender equality.
Anastassia Gharib received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2015, and the M.A.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa in 2018. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carleton University and is a Research Assistant at the Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory. Her research interests include decentralized cognitive IoT systems, distributed learning algorithms, machine-learning applications, and system level security for IoT-enabled systems. She is the winner of Data Day 5.0 graduate poster competition 2018 and the Teaching Excellence Award 2017-2018 at Carleton University.
In addition to her professional work, Anastassia has been very active in IEEE. She is currently Chair of Women in Engineering and Vice-Chair of Young Professionals Affinity Groups of the IEEE Ottawa Section. She is also Vice President Internal Affairs for the IAESTE Canada Carleton University Section. Anastassia has volunteered for a number of workshops and conferences, and has been a Technical Program Committee Member for the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) Workshops: 5G Ultra Dense Networks.
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