Shahram Yousefi PhD, P.Eng


Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Expertise: Algorithms, Communication Systems and Networks, AI-ML for healthcare-human resource efficiency
Shahram  Yousefi
Biography Research Teaching Publications
Dr. Shahram Sean Yousefi considers harmony the ultimate goal of any activity and his mission in life is to help as many people as possible to enjoy theirs while reaching full personal potential. Shahram’s current focus is solving problems at the intersection of technology, academia, and healthcare. Be it the next approach towards training highly-qualified personnel or tackling human resource challenges in hospitals, Shahram’s philosophy is that communication and compassion are the key ingredients to achieve beyond win-win solutions.  
Shahram has 25 years of experience in engineering, technology, teaching, managing teams and projects, as well as public speaking and advising over 3 continents (visiting 85 countries). He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran and his Ph.D. in telecom from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has held positions at the University of Toronto, Canada, Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Jilin University, China, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, and Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where he is currently a tenured full professor and has served as an acting Department Head (ECE) and Associate Dean (Engineering).  
Shahram was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE CJECE journal (2016-2020) and as an editor/reviewer for a large number of peer-reviewed journals. He has received more than 20 awards and scholarships including the Golden Apple teaching award as well as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Accelerator Supplement (NSERC DAS) award. 

His research interests include communications, cloud systems, big data, networks, information theory, signal processing, control, algorithms, and machine intelligence in which he holds a number of patents. He co-founded Canarmony Corp. (2014), MESH Scheduling Inc. (2018), and OPTT Inc. (2018) to apply algorithms to make life better and more harmonious. One of Shahram’s patents in the area of data storage was licensed to revolutionize a $500b solid-state storage industry. Shahram admires entrepreneurs and advises a number of ventures." 

  • Advanced Design and Skills for Innovation, APSC 381 
  • Probability and Random Processes, ELEC 326
  • Electric Circuits, ELEC 221 
  • Digital Communications, ELEC 461 
  • Electrical/Computer Engineering Project, ELEC 390/49X 
  • Practical Engineering Modules advisor, APSC 100 
  • Coding Theory, ELEC 865 

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