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  • It is our pleasure to announce that our Industry Professor, Dr. Hassan Kojori, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow effective Jan 1, 2014, for his "contributions to the design and application of predictive and diagnostic algorithms in power electronics converters". Congratulations!
  • Dr. Mike Noseworthy, along with Jeff Fortuna (a fromer post-doc), Alyaa Elzibak (a PhD student), Zhaoyang Fan (a former Masters student), and John MacGregor (a former member of the Department of Chemical Engineering), has been awarded the 2013 Kowalski prize for the "Best Application Paper" published in the Journal of Chemometrics in 2011 and 2012 for a paper entitled "Liver functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis using a latent variables approach". Congratulations to all!
  • Chrysler has partnered with the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) to develop high-performance electric and hybrid powertrains at our Longwood Road facility.
  • A new building for Engineering! Construction is expected to take place Spring 2015 to July 2016 for the ExCEL Building - Engineering Centre of Experimental Learning. Thanks to many financial donors, including alumnus Gerald Hatch who gifted the final $3 million.
  • Dr. Mike Noseworthy received the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at the 17th Annual Graduate Students Recognition Day on Sept 6, 2013. Congratulations Mike!
  • Dr. Steve Hranilovic, the Associate Chair of ECE, is featured in an article on deep space laser communication in the September 2013 issue of IEEE Spectrum! Congratulations!
  • Dr. Tom Doyle has been awarded a 2013 President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching & Learning! The award recognizes Tom's development of a "cornerstone" first year project to complement the 4th year capstone project, and his work on assessing the impact of that course. Congratulations Tom!
  • Two Honorary Degrees are being presented by the Faculty of Engineering at this year's Convocation (June 12, 2013). Both recipients are ECE alumni! Chandra Kudsia (a world leader in engineering technologies for satellite communication and aeronautics) and Robert Walker (president and chief executive officer of Atomic Energy Canada Limited). The ECE Department is very proud of the achievements of these two highly successful engineers - they are truly an inspiration! Congratulations to Chandra and Robert!
  • Graduate student Sina Naderi Shahi won the Best Student Paper award at the Photonic North Conference, held in Ottawa June 2-5, 2013. Congratulations Sina!
  • Walter Butler, who in 1970 became McMaster's first student to graduate with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, has been inducted into the McMaster Alumni Gallery (an award conferred upon those who have proven themselves to be leaders, innovators, contributors and global citizens). Walter is co-holder of 30 patents and has published more than 30 technical papers. Congratulations Walter!
  • Congratulations to Anuja Goyal, Aditi Chemparathy and Akalvizhy Elanko, whose fourth year design project "Neotrace" won the Greatest Commercial Potential Award at the McMaster Innovation Showcase Poster Competition. NeoTrace is an inexpensive movement monitoring system for neonates in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • We are pleased to announce that McMaster's Formula Hybrid student team received the First Place GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award at the 2013 Formula Hybrid International Competition, which was held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway from April 29 - May 2. The team also received the IEEE Engineering the Future Award, and several other awards. Congratulations to the team!
  • Dr. Wei-Ping Huang has been selected to be the next Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology at Shandong University in China (his alma mater). He will also be serving as Chief Scientist of HiSense Co. Dr. Huang has been a faculty member in the ECE Department for 14 years. With hearty congratulations, we wish Dr. Huang all the best!
  • It is our pleasure to announce that John Bandler has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Microwave Career Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. This award recognizes an individual for a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution in the field of microwave theory and techniques.
  • Ali Emadi has been named as a 2013 ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the field of engineering. Congratualtions Ali!



  • Congratulations to the 2014 Poster Day prize winners! In the Biomed Eng category: 1st place NOISE (Neural Oscillation Identification & Signal Extraction); 2nd place "Serenity" Navigation system for the visually impaired; 3rd place "Stimuskel" Stroke rehabilitation device. In the Elec Eng category: 1st place Remote 3D Vision system; 2nd place Electric Trike; 3rd place Robotic Goalkeeper. In the Comp Eng category: 1st place Digital Water Curtain; 2nd place Self Playing Piano; 3rd place Laser sensing & targeting device.
  • You are invited to ECE's annual Poster Day! Tuesday April 8. From 9:00-4:00 in the CIBC Hall (MUSC). Come see what our undergrads have achieved!
  • Level 1 Engineering students are invited to our Department Information Session on Wed Feb 26, 2014! 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Presentation at 6:30 in ITB-AB102, followed by an informal chat session in ITB-A113. Come see what ECE can do for you!
  • Undergrads: Good Luck on your midterm exams!
  • Level 1 Eng students will soon be choosing their programs! The Level 1 Information Fair will be held on Thursday Feb 13, from 11:30-3:30 on the main floor of the ETB building.
  • Industry Night! ECES will be hosting their annual Industry Night on Thursday Jan 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 in ETB-124. Five companies will present, followed by a networking session.This is an excellent opportunity for undergrad students. Please register on OSCARplus, and join the event on Facebook.
  • The university will be closed from the afternoon of Dec 24 to Jan 2. Classes begin on Jan 6. Best wishes to you all for safe and happy holidays.
  • We've decked the halls!! ECE is now officially in the spirit of the holidays! Enjoy the sight of our decor! and have safe & happy holidays!
  • Interested in Robot Racing? Contact
  • The McMaster Engineering Competition is on Friday Nov 22 and Saturday Nov 23. Details.
  • Mid-term Break! McMaster's first Term 1 Mid-term Break is Thurs Oct 31 & Fri Nov 1.
  • ECES's annual Meet The Profs event is Thursday Oct 24, from 2:30 to 5:30 at The Phoenix. An informal chance to mingle with instructors and fellow students!
  • The annual Engineering & Science Olympics was a great success! Coverage by CHCH
  • The annual Engineering & Science Olympics is Oct 17. This full day event will see ~1500 guests on campus, from 63 high schools! Please welcome them to our great campus, and cheer on their engineering efforts!
  • BEAMS Social and information night - Wed Oct 2, 2013 6:30-9:00pm at The Phoenix
  • Check out our new "Seminar & Events" page on the right! You can find information on both upcoming & past presentations.
  • ECES (Electrical & Computer Engineering Society) and IEEE Student Branch (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers) are planning great activities for this coming academic year! Check them out! (links at right)
  • Congratulations to 4th year Elec & BioMed student Emily Au - the new McMaster Engineering Society (MES) President!
  • Welcome BBQ for all ECE Undergrads - Tuesday Sept 10, from 11am to 3pm. Meet other students in your program, and ECE professors & staff!
  • BioMed students: to register in Hlth Sci 2L03 or Hlth Sci 2LL3 you must register in Hlth Sci 1BS0 first.

  • 4th year Research Project Courses - new this year: if you want to take a research project course in one term you register for 4OJ4 in Term 1, or 4OK4 in Term 2; and if you want to do a project course in both terms you register for 4OJ4 & 4OH4.
  • May @ Mac - McMaster's annual Open House. Saturday May 11, 2013, from 9:00 - 2:00. We welcome potential students and their families to come see what ECE has to offer! ITB-A113 - right on the corner of campus (Main St.W @ Cootes Drive)
  • Poster Day was a great success! Congratulations to all students involved - the projects were of a very high standard! The results of the competition are... for Electrical Eng: 1st=BLADES, 2nd=ElectroCruiser, 3rd=People Counting with IR camera; Computer Eng: 1st=Cartographer CNC System, 2nd = iEYE, 3rd = Lecture Me; and for BioMedical Eng: 1st=Hands-free Accessibiity Computer Interface, 2nd=Brain Computer Interface for Wheelchair Control, 3rd=Neotrace.
  • Level One students will be selecting their programs for next year in April. The ECE department Information Sessions will be held on Mon March 11 (Comp & Elec), and Wed March 13 (BioMed). These sessions begin with a presentation at 5:00pm in ITB-AB102 then move to ITB-A113 from 6:00-7:30pm for Q&A chat time. Level 1 students are encouraged to come get information about what the ECE department offers. Faculty members & current students will be there to answer questions.
  • The Faculty of Engineering's Formula Hybrid Car Team invites ECE students to join the team designing, building & racing the hybrid car. It'll look great on your CV! Please contact Sean at

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