"For outstanding contributions to the design of optical networks and mobile wireless communication networks"
Hussein Mouftah joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) of the University of Ottawa in September, 2002, as a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Professor in Optical Networks. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and Department Associate Head. He has three years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa, now Nortel Networks (1977-79).
Hussein has spent three sabbatical years also at Nortel Networks (1986-87, 1993-94, and 2000-01), always conducting research in the area of broadband packet switching networks, mobile wireless networks and quality of service over the optical Internet. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) IEEE Communications Society Director of Magazines (1998-99), and Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-2003). He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society since 2000.
Dr. Mouftah is the author or coauthor of five books, 22 book chapters and more than 700 technical papers and 8 patents in this area. He is recipient of the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. He is the joint holder of the Best Paper Award for a paper presented at SPECTS’2002, and the Outstanding Paper Award for papers presented at the IEEE HPSR’2002 and the IEEE ISMVL’1985. Also he is the joint holder of a Honorable Mention for the Frederick W. Ellersick Price Paper Award for Best Paper in the IEEE Communications Magazine in 1993.
He is recipient of the IEEE Canada (Region 7) Outstanding Service Award (1995) and recipient of the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990) and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003).