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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



YOUSEF R. SHAYAN, PhD Concordia University; PEng; Professor

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

ANJALI AGARWAL, PhD Concordia University; PEng; Professor

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

ABDEL R. SEBAK, PhD University of Manitoba; PEng; Professor; Provost’s Distinction


AMIR G. AGHDAM, PhD University of Toronto; PEng; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
M. OMAIR AHMAD, PhD Concordia University; PEng; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
MARIA AMER, PhD Université du Québec; ing.; Professor
HABIB BENALI, PhD Rennes I University; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
JUN CAI, PhD University of Waterloo; PEng; Professor
GLENN COWAN, PhD Columbia University; PEng; Professor
WALAA HAMOUDA, PhD Queen’s University; PEng; Professor
ABDELWAHAB HAMOU‑LHADJ, PhD University of Ottawa; ing.; Professor
M. ZAHANGIR KABIR, PhD University of Saskatchewan; PEng; Professor
MOJTABA KAHRIZI, PhD Concordia University; ing.; Professor
NAWWAF N. KHARMA, PhD University of London; PEng; Professor
FERHAT KHENDEK, PhD Université de Montréal; ing.; Professor
KHASHAYAR KHORASANI, PhD University of Illinois; PEng; Professor
AHMED A. KISHK, PhD University of Manitoba; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
LUIZ A. LOPES, PhD McGill University; ing.; Professor
WILLIAM E. LYNCH, PhD Princeton University; ing.; Professor
MUSTAFA K. MEHMET ALI, PhD Carleton University; PEng; Professor
OTMANE AIT MOHAMED, PhD Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy I; ing.; Professor
PRAGASEN PILLAY, PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PEng; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
RABIN RAUT, PhD Concordia University; PEng; Professor
LUIS RODRIGUES, PhD Stanford University; PEng; Professor
RASTKO R. SELMIC, PhD University of Texas at Arlington; PEng; Professor
MOHAMMED REZA SOLEYMANI, PhD Concordia University; ing.; Professor
SOFIÈNE TAHAR, PhD University of Karlsruhe; ing.; Professor
CHRISTOPHER W. TRUEMAN, PhD McGill University; ing.; Professor
POUYA VALIZADEH, PhD University of Michigan; PEng; Professor
CHUNYAN WANG, PhD Université Paris Sud; ing.; Professor
JOHN X. ZHANG, PhD Technical University of Denmark; PEng; Professor
WEIPING ZHU, PhD Southeast University; PEng; Professor

Research Professor

M.N.S. SWAMY, PhD University of Saskatchewan; ing.; Research Professor; Provost’s Distinction

Distinguished Professors Emeriti

ASIM J. AL‑KHALILI, PhD University of Strathclyde; PEng
ROBERT PAKNYS, PhD Ohio State University; ing.
EUGENE I. PLOTKIN, PhD Electrical Engineering Institute of Communication Engineering, St. Petersburg

Professors Emeriti

AHMED K. ELHAKEEM, PhD Southern Methodist University; PEng
J. CHARLES GIGUÈRE, PhD Nova Scotia Technical College
KRISHNAIYAN THULASIRAMAN, PhD Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Associate Professors

SHAHIN HASHTRUDI ZAD, PEng University of Toronto; PEng; Associate Professor
CHUNYAN LAI, PhD University of Windsor; Associate Professor
SEBASTIEN LE BEUX, PhD Lille University of Science and Technology; Associate Professor
YAN LIU, PhD University of Sydney; PEng; Associate Professor
DONGYU QIU, PhD Purdue University; PEng; Associate Professor
HASSAN RIVAZ, PhD Johns Hopkins University; PEng; Associate Professor
STEVE SHIH, PhD University of Toronto; PEng; Associate Professor
KRZYSZTOF SKONIECZNY, PhD Carnegie Mellon University; Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

RODOLFO W. L. COUTINHO, PhD University of Ottawa/Federal University of Minas Gerais; Assistant Professor
PAULA A. LAGO, PhD Universidad de Los Andes; Assistant Professor


BAHAREH GOODARZI, PhD Concordia University; Lecturer

Affiliate Professors

PAULO S. R. DINIZ, PhD Concordia University; Affiliate Professor
ALI GHRAYEB, PhD University of Arizona; Affiliate Professor
OSMAN HASSAN, PhD Concordia University; Affiliate Professor
SAMI MUHAIDAT, PhD University of Waterloo; Affiliate Professor
AKSHAY KUMAR RATHORE, PhD University of Victoria; Affiliate Professor
YEGUI XIAO, PhD Hiroshima University; Affiliate Professor

Affiliate Associate Professor

GUODONG FENG, PhD Sun Yat‑sen University; Affiliate Associate Professor

Affiliate Assistant Professors

NAZLI KHAN BEIGI, PhD McGill University; Affiliate Assistant Professor
MAHMOUD ELSAADANY, PhD Concordia University; Affiliate Assistant Professor
NAJMEH KHALILI-MAHANI, PhD McGill University; Affiliate Assistant Professor
IMAN MOAZZEN, PhD University of Victoria; Affiliate Assistant Professor


Sir George Williams Campus


For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers three distinct undergraduate programs: BEng in Electrical Engineering, BEng in Computer Engineering, and BEng in Aerospace Engineering.

Electrical Engineering is concerned primarily with energy and information, their conversion and transmission in the most efficient and reliable manner. This vast field of endeavour includes many specialties and electrical engineers may be involved in one or more of these throughout their careers. A partial list includes electronics, integrated circuit design, very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design, layout and testing, controls, robotics, system simulation, telecommunications, signal processing, computer hardware design, software design, power devices, power and control systems, electromechanical systems, micro electromechanical devices, electromagnetics, antennas, waveguides, lasers, and optoelectronics.

Computer Engineering is the driving force of the information revolution and its transformation of society. Over the course of their careers, computer engineers will be called upon to meet a number of challenges, most of which cannot be imagined today. A partial list of current specialties includes computer architecture, digital electronics, digital circuits, very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design, layout and testing, digital circuit testing and reliability, software systems engineering, embedded systems, digital communication and computer networks.

The BEng in Aerospace Engineering is offered jointly with the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering. It is concerned with the engineering science that governs the design and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. This includes the mechanisms behind flight and propulsion in the atmosphere and space, including aerodynamics, lift and draft, as well as the design and control of aircrafts. Aerospace systems rely significantly on electrical and computer engineering content, including topics such as avionic navigation systems, communication networks, and flight control systems. More details about the Aerospace Engineering program can be found in Section 71.55 Aerospace Engineering.

The four‑year programs consist of the Engineering Core, taken by all Engineering students, program cores and electives. The Electrical Engineering Core provides a solid introduction to all aspects of the discipline, to programming methodology and to the design of large software systems. Technical electives are scheduled to enable students to register for sets of related technical courses. Current sets of electives include:

The Computer Engineering Core provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of computer hardware and software. Technical electives allow students to acquire further knowledge in various aspects of hardware or software. The Aerospace Engineering Core provides a solid introduction to Flight and Aerospace Systems, Modelling and Control Systems, Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics. Technical electives allow students to gain more knowledge in a variety of topics related to flight control and navigation systems. A mandatory final‑year design project gives students in all three programs the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired to the design and testing of a working prototype.

Nine Quebec universities have joined together with Hydro‑Québec to create the Institute for Electrical Power Engineering whose primary mission is to meet the anticipated shortfall in this area. Students accepted by the Institute are expected to complete six courses offered by participating universities. Some of these courses are offered in English and others in French. Students register for courses at their home universities.

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