Ryerson University, Canada
Xavier Fernando is a Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has (co-)authored over 200 research articles, three books (one translated to Mandarin) and holds five patents (two provisional). He is the Director of Ryerson Communications Lab that has received total research funding over $3.2 Million since 2008 from industry and government.
He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE IOT Journal and IEEE Consumer Technology Magazine. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and delivered 70 invited talks all over the world. He has chaired the IEEE Toronto Section (2012-13) and IEEE Canada Central Area (2016-17) under IEEE Region-7. Currently he serves as the IEEE Canada Vitality Coordinator.
His work has won 30 awards and prizes so far including, number of IEEE awards, Professional Engineers Ontario Award in 2016, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, Sarnoff Symposium Prize in 2009, Opto-Canada best poster prize in 2003 and CCECE best paper prize in 2001. Ryerson University nominated him for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants award in 2012 in which was a finalist. He has been in the organizing/steering/technical program committees of numerous conferences and journals. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT), UK in 2008 and MAPNET Fellow visiting Aston University, UK in 2014.