Professional Experience

McGill University


1993 - present

Assistant (1993-1996), Associate (1996-2004), and Full Professor (2004- present)


Duties include research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

McGill University


2019 - present

Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Optical Fiber Communications Systems


The CRC program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. It attracts and retains a diverse cadre of world-class researchers, to reinforce academic research and training excellence in Canadian postsecondary institutions. website: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

LBOWS


2009 - 2014

Scientific Director and Principal Investigator


hSITE


2008 - 2015

Scientific Director and Principal Investigator


Direct the scientific activities of a NSERC Strategic Research Network entitled Healthcare Support through Information Technology Enhancements (hSITE). hSITE is comprised of 21 professors, 75 students, post-docs, and research professionals from 7 universities and will receive 5.5 million dollars for the direct costs of research over 5 years commencing October 1, 2008.
website: hsite.mcgill.ca

McGill University


2007 - 2013

Bell Canada/NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC)


The objective of the NSERC IRC award is to assist universities in building on existing strengths to achieve the critical mass required for a major scientific research endeavor of interest to industry. As an IRC holder I am currently exploring ultra-high bit rate optical transport and access networks.

STARaCom


2004 - present

Director and Principal Investigator


Direct the scientific activities of the Quebec funded Systèmes, technologies etapplications en radiofréquence et communications (STARaCom), comprised of 52 professors and their teams from 10 Quebec universities who areresearching optical and wireless communications.

McGill University


2001 - 2019

James McGill Professor


The objective of the James McGill professorship award is to advance and support the scholarship and research of exceptional academic staff in priority areas of intellectual interest.

McGill University


2006 - 2011

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Responsible for managing all aspects of the Department, including academic and professional personnel, budget, and infrastructure.

AAPN


2003 - 2009

Scientific Director and Principal Investigator


Direct and manage the activities of a NSERC Research Network entitled Agile All-Photonic Networks (AAPN). AAPN is comprised of 14 professors, 92 students, post-docs, and research professionals from five universities and will receive 7.5 million dollars for the direct costs of research over 5.5 years commencing January 1, 2003.

McGill University


2006

Associate Dean Research and Graduate Education


Responsible for initiating and managing new research and graduate education based initiatives in the Faculty of Engineering.

AKDP Photonics


1999 - 2005

Vice President


Provided consulting and training in photonics to industrial clients across North America.

AcceLight Networks


2000 - 2001

Director of Optical Integration


Established and subsequently directed the Accelight Networks Optical Division. Led a research team that demonstrated two optical switching modules that have no moving parts. In both cases, the switch modules represented world’s firsts.

UCLA


1989 - 1993

Research Engineer


Conducted research in microwave and millimeterwave optoelectronics, optoelectronic device packaging, optical interconnects, and high temperature superconducting thin films.

Brown University


1985 - 1989

Graduate Research Assistant


Conducted M.Sc. and Ph.D. research.