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    Professor Ha Nguyen passed away on September 4, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the age of forty-nine. Ha Nguyen received the B.Eng. degree from the Hanoi University of Technology (HUT), Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1995, the M.Eng. degree from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 2001, all in electrical engineering. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan (UofS), Canada, in 2001, and became a full Professor in 2007. He held the NSERC/Cisco Industrial Research Chair in Low-Power Wireless Access for Sensor Networks. His research interests were related to the broad areas of Communication Theory, Wireless Communications, and Statistical Signal Processing. Ha Nguyen was the author/co-author of three engineering books, and hundreds of technical papers in the broad areas of communications. He also held six US patents of inventions in this field. Over the years, Prof. Nguyen supervised 26 Ph.D. and 20 M.Sc. students, and mentored 6 post-doctoral fellows. He actively served on the organization committees of several major conferences and on the editorial boards of different IEEE journals, including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Registered Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. To leave a message and/or support the family, please go to: Prof. Ha Hoang Nguyen's Memory Page

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