Electrical and Computer Engineering
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jason Gu received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001) from University of Alberta and is Professor and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Dalhousie University. He published over 250 Journal, book chapters and conference papers in biomedical engineering, robotics, systems and control. He was editor-in-chief of International Journal of Automation and Logistics (2012) and editor of Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems (2007).
He was associate editor for many IEEE periodicals, Program/General Chair for over a dozen IEEE conferences and was the IEEE Canada Atlantic Section (CAS) Vice Chair and Chair. He is currently the IEEE Canada Conference Editorial Board Chair and Awards Committee Vice Chair.
Jason received the Outstanding IEEE Student Branch Counselor Award (2004), the IEEE CAS Murugan Memorial Award (2014), and the IEEE J. J. Eastern Canada Merit Service Award (2016). He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and Canadian Academy of Engineering.
STUDENT BRANCH (CAS):
I will devote myself to enhance the value of IEEE within Region 7 and seek new opportunities within and beyond the global IEEE community.
University of Québec at Trois-Rivières
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adam SKOREK, was born in Krzczonów, Poland, December 24, 1956. He completed the Master of Electrical Engineering Program at Bia?ystok University of Technology (Poland) receiving both Master and Engineer degrees. He obtained Doctor of Technical Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 1987, he joined the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, where he is currently a Full Professor and former Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Former Director and current Member of the UQTR’s Research Group on Industrial Electronics, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières and the Board of Governors of the University of Québec. He was a Chair of Canadian Heads of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, he is a recipient of the IEEE RAB/MGA Leadership Award and the IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award.
COMMITTEE/BOARD: IEEE Fellow Committee Member (2017); IEEE MGA Awards and Recognition Committee: Past-Chair (2016-2015), Chair (2014-2013), and Member (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013); IEEE Medal of Honor Committee Member (2008-2009); IEEE Awards Board Member (2014-2013, 2009-2008).
REGION: IEEE CANADA/R7 President-elect/Director-elect Candidate nominated by IEEE Region 7 (2017, 2011); IEEE CANADA/R7 Board of Directors (2003-2004 and 1992-1997); IEEE Canadian Foundation Board of Directors Member (2002-2007); Translation Committee Chair (2001); Eastern Canada Council Chair (1996-1997); Education Activities Committee Chair (1994-1996).
SECTION/CHAPTER: IEEE St-Maurice Section Annual Elections President (2008-2017); IEEE St-Maurice Section: Chair (2003-2004 and 1992-1994), Vice-Chair (2001-2002 and 1990-1991).
SOCIETIES: IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer (2010-2017); IEEE Industry Applications Society Fellow Committee Member (2016-2015, 2011-2010); IEEE Industry Applications Society Awards Committee Chair (2005-2009); IEEE IAS, Manufacturing Systems and Applications Department Chair (2001-2003) and Vice-Chair Papers (1997-2001); IEEE Education Society Chapters Coordinator (1996-2001).
CONFERENCES: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition (ECCE, 2009-2017) Technical Program Committee and Reviews Committees. Founder of PARELEC, the IEEE International Conference on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, contributor to the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE, 1989-2007); Co-chair and organizer of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Forth Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (UQTR, 1992); contributor, sessions organizer and sessions chair at the IEEE Industry Applications Annuals Meetings (1994-2009); contributor to the COMPUMAG, the IEEE Magnetics Society sponsored conference (2017, 1993-1997).
Based on historical values and with respect to all IEEE R7 volunteers, I’d like to introduce a new generation of contributors. The keywords of this action will be enthusiasm and creativity assuming professional excellence as a common base.
I consider extremely important an appropriate collaboration with government agencies, industry, and academia. High standard of the IEEE Canada sponsored publications and conferences are for me a must. A continuing search of new contributors and ideas in these fields, as well their implementation, is what I’d like to do.
Contributions of R7 to the IEEE worldwide activities and its Canadian obligations are very important issues. I’d be an active and proud representative of the IEEE Canada to the IEEE and to the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Experienced in social media and electronic communications, my objective is to increase our membership’s implication in this area.
In member’s services and IEEE governance, the Canadian Sections are essentials - I would act according to their needs and indications.
I’m ready to serve the IEEE R7 in both Canada’s official languages.