Professor Amir Asif is dean of Concordia University’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science in Montreal. The School is home to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 staff and faculty.
Amir Asif joined Concordia in 2014 from Toronto, where he was the founding chair of York University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, he held faculty positions at the Technical University of British Columbia (merged into Simon Fraser University) and Carnegie Mellon University after earning his PhD there. As a specialist in signal processing, Asif's research develops technologies for various applications including health and medical devices, radar and sonar applications, distributed multi-agent networked systems, and electrical power grids.
Asif seeks to unlock the full potential of the engineering profession for greater social impact by transcending conventional approaches and disciplines to address issues that have held the profession back. Under his leadership, the Gina Cody School seeks to provide next-gen research and teaching opportunities for a rapidly changing world. He has professional engineering affiliation with Ontario and currently chairs the Research Committee of National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS).