Activities & Awards

Professional Activities
  • Co-Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Open Journal of the Computers Society (OJ-CS): Resource Management in UAV-Assisted Systems, (2020-21)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications: Aerial Computing: Drones for Mobile Edge Computing, (2020-21)
  • Guest Editor, IET Communications: Special Issue on UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing (2019-20)
  • Technical Program Vice-Chair, IEEE VTC Fall-2017
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications – Feature Topic on Sustainable Green Networking and Computing in 5G Systems (2017)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Access: Special Issue on Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G Systems (2016)
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE INFOCOM: International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Networking and Computing (GSNC, 2016)
  • Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Green Communications, SIG on Green and Sustainable Networking  (2015-)
  • Guest Editor, IET Communications: Special Issue on Evolution and the Revolution of 5G Wireless Communication Systems (2015-)
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE Globecom: SAC Green Communication and Computing (2015)
  • Chair, IEEE Central Canada (2013-14)
  • Member, IEEE Canada Nomination Comittee (2013-14)
  • Member, IEEE Canada Conference Advisory Committee (2013-14)
  • Member, Board of Directors, IEEE Canada (2013-14)
  • Editor, IEEE Communication Surveys & Tutorials (2012-14)
  • Editor, IEEE Communication Letters (2010-13)

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  • Editor, Wireless Personal Communications (2012-14)
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE WPMC Symposium on Wireless Networks (2012)
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE PIMRC Track on Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management (2011)
  • TPC Co-Chair, IWCMC Workshop on Cooperative and Cognitive Networks (2011)
  • Chair, IEEE Canada Professional Development Committee (2009-11)
  • Member, IEEE Globalization of Professional Activities Committee (2009)
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, IEEE Toronto Section (2007-09)
  • Local Arrangements Co-Chair, IEEE Int’l Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing (2010)
  • Guest Editor, SI on Fairness in Radio Resource Management in Wireless Networks, EURASIP JWCN (2007-08)
  • Associate Editor, EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking (2004-09)
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE CCECE (2008)
  • Chair, IEEE Toronto Section, (2006-07)
  • Member, IEEE Canada Board of Directors, (2006-07)
  • Chair, ComSoc Chapter, IEEE Toronto Section (2003-05)
  • Counselor, IEEE Ryerson Branch ( 2003-2005)
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (2004)
  • Publications Chair, IEEE Centennial Workshop on Wireless Communications (2003)
  • IEEE TCPC Representative to IEEE ComSoc Technical Activities Council (TAC) meeting, June 2003
  • Acting Secretary, IEEE ComSoc TCPC, June 2003

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Professional Recognition
  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada (2019)
  • IEEE Canada J.J. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2018)
  • Ryerson YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award (2017)
  • IEEE M.B. Broughton Central Canada Service Award (2016)
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology (2015)
  • IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award (to student co-author) (2015)
  • Faculty Scholastic, Research and Creativity (SRC) Award, Faculty of Engineering (2011/14/17/20)
  • Dean’s Service Recognition Award, Faculty of Engineering (2011/14/20)
  • Exemplary Editor Award, IEEE Communications Society (2013)
  • ETT EIC Top10 Choice Award (2012)
  • Dean’s Teaching Award (2011)
  • ELCE-GSA Professor of the Year Award (2009)

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  • IEEE Toronto Appreciation of Service Award (2008)
  • IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for effective leadership in IEEE Toronto Section (2008)
  • Co-supervised a graduate thesis project that won the NSERC Innovation Challenge (University) Award (2007)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Communications Society with citation “notable services and contributions towards the advancement of IEEE and the engineering profession” (2006)
  • IEEE Canada/Toronto Section Award with citation “in recognition and appreciation for outstanding technical leadership in bringing the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering to new unprecedented success” (2004)

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