The candidates for 2022-2023 IEEE Region 7 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect are listed below. Please note that the candidate listing order indicates no preference. 

 

 

Mohammed Khalid

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MOHAMMED KHALID
(Nominated by IEEE Region 7)
 
Faculty Member, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

Dr. Mohammed A. S. Khalid (Ph.D., P. Eng., SMIEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1999. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research and development in academia and industry. His research interests are in architecture and CAD for field programmable chips and systems, electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded system design. He has published several papers in these areas and holds a U.S. Patent in architecture of reconfigurable systems. He has supervised and graduated more than 30 Masters and PhD students. His students have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry. His research has been funded by many provincial and federal government organizations as well as by many companies. He has been an active IEEE volunteer for over a decade and has served in leadership positions at the section and region levels..

 IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(S’85-M’86-M’89-S’94-M’98-SM’18)
 

I have been an active IEEE volunteer for over a decade and served in leadership positions at the Section and Region levels. I was the IEEE Canada Central Area Chair from January 2019 to December 2020. In this role I was in constant communication with the Central Area Section chairs to ensure timely reporting and that the Sections remain vibrant and active in terms of providing service to their members by organizing relevant events and activities. I attended all R7 Executive Committee meetings regularly to provide updates.

I was appointed as the Central Area member of R7 Audit Committee for 2021. This experience will be very useful if I am elected R7 Director-Elect.

I was the Chair of Windsor Section for 2017 and 2018. During that period, the Section experienced rapid membership growth. The Windsor Section won the "Exemplary Small Section Award" for 2017. Due to rapid member growth it transitioned to a medium Section (more than 500 members) and won the "Exemplary Medium Section Award" for 2018. I served as a Counselor for the University of Windsor IEEE Student Branch from 2013 to 2016. The Student Branch won "Contribution and Leadership Award from South Eastern Michigan (SEM) Section (R4)", in Spring 2014. At that time, Windsor Section was part of IEEE Region 4. I served as the Publications Chair for CCECE 2017 conference held in Windsor.

I also served as Conference Chair for IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2009, R4 annual flagship conference), held in Windsor, June 7 to 9, 2009. The EIT2009 conference was a great success and generated a large amount of financial surplus.

I have served as a reviewer for many reputed IEEE conferences and journals. I am a member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and Vehicular Technology Society.

Statement

I have been an active IEEE volunteer for over a decade, holding many executive positions at the Section and Region levels. I have been a member of the IEEE Canada Board for the past four years and a member of the Executive Committee for past two years.

  • The key challenge for R7 in this pandemic related difficult period is to retain our existing members and attract new members. I will work with the R7 leadership team to implement the following plans:
  • Adapt to continue providing excellent service to our members in this challenging pandemic situation.
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of R7 operations is crucial. I will follow up on section vitality reports and R7 strategic planning forum results to drive our planning.
  • Facilitate cooperation between IEEE Canada and other organizations to provide meaningful solutions for current societal challenges related to the corona virus pandemic, climate change and green transportation technologies.
  • Diversity is crucial for a successful and effective organization. I will encourage participation and leadership from diverse groups and regions, specifically under-represented groups, and women.

Thamir "Tom" F. Murad

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THAMIR "TOM" F. MURAD
(Nominated by IEEE Region 7)
 
Country Lead – Engineering & Technical Excellence
Siemens Mobility – Canada
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
 
 
 
 
  • Siemens Mobility Canada’s Lead of Engineering & Technical Excellence (2019-Present)
  • Order of Honour, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Respected leader, award-winning Educator, distinguished speaker on Engineering, Talents, and Technology Innovation
  • Joined Siemens in 2010, as Director of the “Expert House” and Engineering; Head of Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) Academy, corporate Head of Engineering, Technology and Academics
  • Previously, Tom had various Executive Management and C-Suite positions with Professional Engineering practice career, including Academic and R&D work
  • Board of Directors member/advisor/ fellow of many organizations in the Industry and Academia, including Ontario Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB), Engineers Canada Fellow, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Board Vice-Chair, Canadian-German Centre of Innovation & Research; Ryerson University & Humber College
  • Ph.D. in Power Electronics & Controls Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology - UK
  • Engineering Award winner: Ontario Professional Engineers Award (OPEA); OSPE; Ontario Chamber of Commerce (Golden Award), PEO, Siemens, IEEE

 

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
(M’99-SM’14)
 
  • Chair – Executive Committee - IEEE Toronto Section/Board Member of IEEE Canada (2016-2018)
  • Past Chair – IEEE Toronto Section (2018-2020)
  • Presently, Member of the following IEEE’s: Power Electronics Society, Power & Energy Society, Technology and Engineering Management Society, Electron Devices Society, IEEE Sensors Council, Transportation Electrification Community.
  • Previously, Member of the following IEEE’s: Communications Society, Control Systems Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Industry Applications Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Vehicular Technology Society.

IEEE Engineering Awards & Recognition

  • IEEE Canada J.M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2019)

IEEE Activities & Contributions examples:

  • Member of the Industry Advisory Committee (IEEE – ISGT 2021) (2020-21)
  • Keynote Speaker – IEEE Toronto COMSOC Summer Talk (2020)
  • Keynote speaker & Panelist – IEEE WIE-ILS International Leadership Summit (2018)
  • Panelist – IEEE Ryerson Grad Talk on Engineering Wellness (2018)
  • Keynote speaker & Panelist – IEEE Canada Multigeneration Summit (2016)
  • Keynote speaker – 16th Annual IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (2016)

 

Statement

IEEE is a global leader in science, technology, and innovation, and has enormous capacity to achieve wide social impact, technical breadth and contributions to Global Standards, Public Policy, Sustainable Development, Continuing Education and Certification, and Ethics in Technology.

IEEE is a home for professionals, students, and researchers providing leadership, foresight, influence, and direction in best practices, education, and leading-edge research; therefore must continue to earn the professionals’ trust and provide extensive opportunities for professional networking, career development, and life-long learning.

As an experienced Industry leader and long term volunteer, I would provide consultative, valuable guidance for the Region’s sections, Societies, and Chapters towards effective strategic planning and financial accountability and influence discussions related to Public Policy, Sustainable Development, Continuing Education, Ethics in Technology Standards. I believe I have the insights, dedication, and experience to help IEEE prosper, overcome our impending challenges, extend relations with other professional associations, inspire future generations of engineers and scientists through IEEE committees. I am deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and (WIE) at all IEEE levels.