November 2021 Issue


  • Congratulations to newly elevated IEEE Fellows

    IEEE Canada congratulates all the newly elevated IEEE Fellows for the class of 2022. IEEE Fellow grade is a highly significant achievement, recognizing the impact of our esteemed colleagues in the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing significant value to our society. The IEEE Fellow grade is available to only the top engineers, scientists, and technologists.
    We would like to congratulate 12 new IEEE fellows in R7 as of January 2022.

    • Hamilton Section
      • Babak Nahid-Mobarakeh: For contributions to service continuity of electric motor drive systems.
      • Steve Hranilovic: For contributions to optical wireless communication systems.
    • Kitchener-Waterloo Section
      • Ihab Ilyas: For contributions to data integration, data cleaning and rank-aware query processing.
    • Montreal Section
      • Roland Malhame: For contributions to mean-field games and stochastic hybrid systems.
    • Northern Canada Section
      • Ibrahim Gedeon: For leadership in consumer-oriented applications of broadband communications.
    • Ottawa Section
      • Liang Zhang: For contributions to non-orthogonal multiplexing technology in terrestrial broadcast and broadband systems.
    • Toronto Section
      • Anthony Chan Carusone: For contributions to integrated circuits for digital communication.
      • Joyce Poon: For contributions to integrated photonics on silicon and resonant microphotonic devices.
      • Mladen Sasic: For contributions to development of diagnostics testing of motor and generator windings.
      • Ping Wang: For contributions to radio resource allocation and performance modeling of heterogeneous wireless networks.
    • Vancouver Section
      • Mukesh Nagpal: For contributions to economic and safe integration of distributed renewables in electric utility networks.
    • Winnipeg Section
      • Trevor Maguire: For Leadership in the Development of Large Scale Real-Time Power Systems Simulators.
  • Call for Nominations: IEEE Medals & Recognitions

    Nominations will be open 1 December–15 June for IEEE Medals and Recognitions at for Medals and for Recognitions. Make this the year you nominate a candidate!
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  • IEEE PES Scholarship Plus 2021 Canadian Recipients Announced

    • Marina Chamsi: McGill University (PES John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award)
    • Jasper Rubin: Memorial University

    The Scholarship Plus Initiative benefits the power and energy industry by attracting qualified and energized young engineers to the field. By promoting awareness and excitement about the challenges and rewards of careers in power and energy, the Scholarship Plus Initiative supports EE and ECE departments by providing interesting and exciting opportunities for their students.

    Canadians may make tax deductible gifts to the IEEE Canadian Foundation in support of these Scholarships awarded to Canadian students. Such gifts are retained in Canada and when awarded are applied directly to the student's university account to help with tuition fees. When donating online or by post office mail, choose the "IEEE PES Canadian Scholarship Fund".

  • Congratulations 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients!

    There is a new Kudoboard set up for the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients so you can add messages of congratulations to all or any of them!
    Please check out the Kudoboard by clicking here.
  • GivingTuesday - the world's largest generosity movement

    GivingTuesday is a day when charities, business and individuals come together to celebrate giving. After the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday the following Tuesday (November 30th this year) is highlighted to encourage people to give back to their communities Thank you for your participation at

    Beyond GivingTuesday, your year end gifts via IEEE dues renewal at the "Donate" page or direct to the IEEE Canadian Foundation support a strong and effective program of scholarships, grants and awards in support of the IEEE Canada community. Thanks for your support.

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Articles and Resources


  • IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Webinar Series

      IEEE Canada is hosting a webinar series on Technology Leadership. We are inviting professional associations, learnt societies, think tanks, governmental agencies, and other institutions to participate and contribute speakers. This webinar series is a platform bringing our thought leaders from different stakeholders, from all walks of life to present their views and advocate their positions on science, technology, society, and future economy. It will be open and free to the general public. Many, among the audience, will be members of IEEE.

      Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed Data Analytics are two enablers for smart and sustainable cities. IoT objects generate massive amounts of heterogeneous and unstructured sensory data. This talk will introduce the challenges and opportunities to achieve efficiency and security aspects. Specific focus will be on the operational and capital cost of the sensory data collection, data acquisition and processing techniques that leverage AI methods to maximize the value of the data and avoid data explosion at the analytics platforms, and AI-driven (i.e. machine and deep learning) system-level security of the sensing infrastructure and analytics platforms from two standpoints: modeling of adversarial behavior and mitigation of cyberattacks. A specific use case, particularly, mobile crowd-sensing under the IoT ecosystem will be used to cover the adversarial aspects focusing on trustworthiness issues. The talk will wrap up by elaborating on the open issues, challenges and future directions in this field.

      Burak Kantarci is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre (SCVI) in the Kanata North campus of the University of Ottawa, and the founding director of the Next Generation Communications and Computing Networks (NEXTCON) Research Lab at uOttawa. Dr. Kantarci holds a Ph.D in computer engineering; and he is a globally recognized researcher particularly in mobile cloud computing, mobile crowd-sensing and AI-driven solutions for secure and trustworthy cyberspace. Dr. Kantarci is the co-author of over 200 publications in established journals and conferences, and 13 book chapters. He is well known for his contributions to the quantification of data trustworthiness in mobile crowd-sensing (MCS) systems, and game theoretic incentives to promote user participation in MCS campaigns with high value data; as well as AI-backed access control, authentication and machine learning-backed intrusion detection solutions in sensing environments. Dr. Kantarci served as the Chair of IEEE Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee, and has served as the Technical Program Co-Chair/ Symposium Co-chair of more than twenty international conferences/ symposia/ workshops including IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) – Communications Systems QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM) symposium. In 2021, he has been elected as the new Secretary of IEEE Social Networks Technical Committee. An Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Internet of Things, Elsevier Vehicular Communications, an associate editor for IEEE Networking Letters, and an associate editor for Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy. Dr. Kantarci is a Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), senior member of ACM, and senior member of the IEEE.

      For more information or to inquire about speaking opportunities, please contact, Dale Tardiff, IEEE Canada Outreach and Partnership Committee Chair,

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