The Review Management

We proudly present our team of contributors, who work with great care and diligence on each and every issue of the IEEE Canadian Review.

Past Editors-in-Chief

To date, there have been ten Editors-in-Chief appointed to serve over this publication’s nearly 30-year history. A list of past Editors-in-Chief is available from this link.

Current Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Jahangir Khan, P.Eng,
IEEE Canadian Review
c/o BC Hydro
6911 Southpoint Drive,
Burnaby, BC V3N4X8

Email: mjakhan@ieee.org

Jahangir Khan is a Specialist Engineer at BC Hydro’s Transmission Engineering Division. As a member of the Electrical Design team, he is responsible for conducting electrical studies related to electromagnetic fields (EMF), electromagnetic transients (EMTP), lightning performance, electrical coordination with pipeline and other assets, worker and public safety.

Jahangir is the Region Representative for the IEEE PES Region 7 (Canada). He held various positions for IEEE Vancouver’s IAS/IES joint chapter, was the Vice-Chair of IEEE PES GM 2013 Organizing Committee, and served as the Finance & Publicity Chair for the first Canadian Grid Modernization Workshop in 2017. Jahangir has made important technical contributions in the fields of ocean energy and renewable technologies including wind, solar, wave, tidal, hydrokinetic, and energy storage systems. Jahangir has co-authored more than 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 conference papers, 50 reports and other informal communique.

During 2015-2018, Jahangir was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Ocean Technologies. This role required close coordination with the Chief Editor regarding selection of themes, identification of potential contributors, selection of reviewers and sending responses to involved parties. As part of PES Region 7 activity, Jahangir collects various news items from Canada, and submits those to the PES eNEWS Editor after conducting editing, proofreading and due coordination. Jahangir is a frequent reviewer of IEEE Journals and Magazines including Transaction of Energy Conversion, Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy.

Jahangir received distinction for his Doctoral work, and was two-time Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University. Several of his papers received best paper award in recent conferences. In 2016, Jahangir received the IEEE PES Vancouver’s Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Jahangir is a registered professional engineer in BC and a senior member of IEEE.

Editorial Focus Advisor, Technology

Maike Luiken,

Editorial Focus Advisor & Associate Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
c/o Lambton College, 1457 London Road,
Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 6K4

Phone: 226-886-2712
Email: Maike.luiken@ieee.org

Prime interests: research management, multi-disciplinary research, sustainable development, clean tech, energy conservation, integrated systems


Maike obtained her Staatsexamen, Mathematics, Physics, from the Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany (1979) and her Ph.D., Physics, from the University of Waterloo (1982).

Work experience:

Dr. Luiken is Director, Bluewater Technology Access Centre at Lambton College, Sarnia, following six years as Dean, Applied Research and Sustainable Development, and two years as Dean of Technology. She has facilitated and managed a wide variety of applied research projects at the college, comprising small to multi-disciplinary inter-organizational, multi-year research projects spanning multiple disciplines from technology to health. Dr. Luiken spearheaded establishment at Lambton of the first NSERC Industrial Applied Research Chair for Colleges. Prior to joining Lambton College, she was Vice-President Research Alliances, National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT), Ottawa. At NCIT, Dr. Luiken founded and led the Ottawa Photonics Research Alliance (OPRA), and co-founded the Ottawa Wireless Research Alliance (OWRA), both of which linked industry, academia and government.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Dr. Luiken has served on numerous Boards and Committees: Nano Ontario; Sarnia/Lambton Workforce Development Board; Bluewater Sustainability Initiative (Managing Director); Rotary; Southwestern Ontario Bio-products Innovation Network; the Sarnia/Lambton Chamber; and, the Unmanned Systems Canada Boards. A Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, she has been an active IEEE volunteer for more than 17 years. As London Section Chair (2006 to 2011), she organized a series of Sustainability Seminars (about 70) linking the academic community, industry and the public, forging collaborations with local chapters of ISA, PEO and OACETT.

Contributing Editors

Alexandre Abecassis,
ing., SMIEEE

Contributing Editor

IEEE Canadian Review

Fasken Martineau
800 Place Victoria,
Bureau 3700,
Montréal, Québec
H4Z 1E9

Phone: 514 397 4387
Email: aabecassis@fasken.com

Twitter: @Alex_Abecassis

Work experience:

Alexandre Abecassis is a senior partner of the law firm Fasken Martineau. He joined the firm in 2007 to start and develop a patent prosecution practice in the Montreal office. He finds creative, proactive and strategic solutions that maximize the value of his clients’ innovations.

Through almost 15 years in the field, Mr. Abecassis has developed a solid international practice focused mainly on the high-tech sector, with innovations in electronics, software, imaging and telecommunications. He has also developed solid expertise in protecting business methods and innovations in the aerospace industry.
Mr. Abecassis additionally counsels clients in the areas of patent portfolio management and IP due diligence. He particularly enjoys managing complex IP portfolios and he is widely recognized for his strong business acumen.


Mr Abecassis graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2000 with a bachelor in electrical engineering. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the US since 2006. In 2014, Mr. Abecassis graduated from the PLD program of Harvard Business School.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Mr. Abecassis is a senior member of the IEEE. Since 2000, he has been the editor of the popular “Newslog” column of the IEEE Canadian Review. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Canada and of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI). He also holds seats on various boards.

Terrance J.
Malkinson, SMIEEE

Contributing Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
C/O Engagement
Services Organization
GE Capital Information
Technology Solutions
Calgary, AB T2P 3P2

Phone: 403-282-1065
Email: t.malkinson@ieee.org

Prime interests: business analysis, emerging technology, biomedical


Terrance Malkinson is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B. Sc.)
and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (B. Tech.) He is
professionally certified by the Alberta Society of Engineering
Technologists (A. Sc.T.). He is an alumnus of numerous professional
development programs.

Work experience:

He is a business analyst documentation specialist providing professional
support. He has 26 years of progressive experience in medical research
at the University of Calgary and 4 years in business proposal management
at GE Capital Information Technology Solutions Inc. He is the author of
64 research publications and 52 short communications and has presented
the results of research at numerous local, national and international

Professional memberships and general interests:

Terrance is an elected public member of the University of Calgary
Senate, and serves on numerous committees promoting the University to
the public, industry, and government. He is a member of the IEEE-USA
Editorial Board and writes a monthly column and feature articles on
emerging technologies and advanced technology policy. He is a senior
member of the IEEE and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He is
interested in the application of wilderness experiential adventure
education as an enabler of personal growth and professional development
of managerial/leadership competencies.

Jon Rokne

Contributing Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
Department of
Computer Science,
University of Calgary,
2500 University Dr. NW,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Tel: (403) 220-6016 
Email: rokne@ucalgary.ca

Prime interests: interval analysis, global optimization, computer graphics and social networks


Jon Rokne obtained an M. Sc. from the University of Alberta and a Ph. D. from the University of Calgary, both in the area of applied mathematics with a numerical analysis emphasis. Previously he studied Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

Work experience:

Dr. Rokne is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary and he chaired the department from 1989 to 1996. Within the university he been on many university committees. He also organized the installation of the first university FDDI network in Canada and actively worked towards connecting the university to the world wide web (WWW). He spearheaded and managed the acquisition and installation of a top 500 supercomputing facility shared with the Department of Chemistry.

Professional memberships and general interests:

A member of IEEE since 1970, Dr. Rokne has volunteered for IEEE in a number of capacities, mainly in the Computer Society and on PSPB. He chaired the Publications Conduct Subcommittee of PSPB for two years dealing with the increasing problem of plagiarism and publications complaints. He has been Vice-President of PSPB and on the IEEE Board of Governors for 2009-2010. In the Computer Society,
Dr. Rokne has completed two terms as Vice-President, Publications and three terms on the Board of Governors. As part of the duties of this position he formed committees for appointment and reappointment of EIC’s for Computer Society

Dario Schor,

Contributing Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
Magellan Aerospace
PO Box 874
660 Berry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 2S4

Tel: 204-775-8331 Ext: 3165 
Email: schor@ieee.org

Prime interests: Flight software, space applications, embedded systems, real-time systems, evolutionary algorithms, algorithms for space systems, human-computer interfaces, and educational activities


Dario Schor received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and 2013 respectively. In the summer of 2013, he attended the Space Studies Program from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.

Work experience:

Dario is a Software Engineer at Magellan Aerospace focusing on flight software and ground tools for small-satellite missions. He has also served as a seasonal instructor for the Computer Science department at the University of Manitoba.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Dario is a Member of IEEE and belongs to the Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Computer, and Education societies. He is also registered as a Professional Engineer in Manitoba.

In addition to over 45 publications in technical journals and conferences, Dario has also written articles for general audiences that have been published in the Space Times magazine by the American Astronautical Society and in the IEEE Canadian Review including “Parabolic Flight Experiment” and “The Impact of Hands-On Workshops.”

Associate Editors

Habib Hamam,

Associate Editor

IEEE Canadian Review

Faculté d’ingénierie

Université de Moncton
165, avenue Massey
Moncton, NB  E1A 3E9

Phone: 506-858-4762
Email: habib.hamam@ieee.org

Prime interests: optical
telecommunications, diffraction, fibre components,
biomedical engineering and E-Learning


Habib Hamam graduated from the Technical University of Munich
(Germany) as an engineer in information processing in 1992. He earned
his Ph.D degree in telecommunications from Université de Rennes 1 jointly with the France Telecom Graduate School of Brittany (ENSTB –
France) in 1995.

Work experience:

Since 2002,
Dr.  Hamam is an Associate Professor in electrical engineering at
Université de Moncton. His research interests are in optical
telecommunications, diffraction, fibre components, optics of the eye,
biomedical engineering and E-Learning.

Professional memberships and general interests:

He is a registered professional engineer in New-Brunswick and a senior member
of IEEE.

Samuel Pierre,

Associate Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
Department of
Computer Engineering
École Polytechnique de Montréal
P.O. Box 6079,
Station Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A7

Phone: 514-340-4711 Ext: 4685
Fax: 514-340-3240
Email: samuel.pierre@polymtl.ca

Prime interests: wireline and wireless networks, mobile computing,
performance evaluation, artificial intelligence, and electronic learning


Samuel Pierre received the B.Eng. degree in civil engineering in 1981
from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, the B.Sc. and M.A.Sc.
degrees in mathematics and computer science in 1984 and 1985,
respectively, from the UQAM, Montréal, the M.Sc. degree in economics in
1987 from the Université de Montréal, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical
Engineering in 1991 from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Work experience:

From 1987 to
1998, Dr. Pierre was a Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
prior to joining the Télé-Université of Québec, an Adjunct Professor at
Université Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec, an Invited Professor at the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, then the
Université Paris 7, France.
He is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering at École
Polytechnique de Montréal where he is Director of the Mobile Computing
and Networking Research Laboratory (LARIM) and NSERC/Ericsson Industrial
Research Chair in Next-generation Mobile Networking Systems.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Dr. Pierre’s research interests include wireline and wireless networks, mobile computing,
performance evaluation, artificial intelligence, and electronic
learning. He is a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, senior
member of IEEE, a member of ACM and IEEE Communications Society. He is
an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, and he serves on the
editorial board of Telematics and Informatics published by Elsevier

Camille-Alain Rabbath,

Associate Editor

IEEE Canadian Review
DRDC Valcartier Research Centre
2459 de la Bravoure Road
Québec, Québec G3J 1X5

Phone: 418-844-4000 Ext. 4756
Email: rabbath@ieee.org

Prime interests: algorithms for aerospace systems, development of distributed multi-rate models for simulation and


Camille-Alain Rabbath obtained his Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Montreal, in 1999.

Work experience:

Dr. Rabbath has extensive experience in the modeling and simulation of complex dynamic systems, and in the design and the analysis of feedback control systems in robotics and aerospace. He is an Affiliate Associate Professor at Concordia University, and a Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada.

Professional memberships and interests:

He is a senior member of IEEE, Control Systems Society. His current research
interests include the design and analysis of guidance, navigation and
control algorithms for aerospace systems, such as missiles and UAVs, and the
development of distributed multi-rate models for simulation and control.

Vijay K. Sood,

Associate Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science;
University of Ontario
Institute of Technology

2000 Simcoe St. North;
ENG 1024
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K4

Phone: 905-721-8668 Ext: 3704
Fax: 905-721.3370
Email: v.sood@ieee.org

Prime interests: controllers for power transmission systems, modeling of power electronics converters


Vijay Sood obtained the M.Sc. degree from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Scotland) in 1969 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Bradford (UK) in 1977.

Work experience:

Dr. Sood is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University, Ontario. Before joining Ontario Tech, he served for nearly three decades at the Hydro-Quebec research institute (IREQ) in Varennes, Quebec working in the Electrical Equipment Division of IREQ. His research interests include HVDC transmission, forced commutation, analog/numerical simulation techniques and the applications of artificial intelligence techniques to the monitoring, control and protection of power systems. Dr. Sood has more than 150 publications in these areas.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Dr. Sood is a Life Fellow of IEEE. He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow Emeritus of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Canadian Review from 1994 to 1996, and the Editor-in-Chief from 1996 to 2005. Dr. Sood also served as Editor of the Canadian
Journal of  Electrical and Computer Engineering
  and the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.

Bin Wu, Ph.D.,FIEEE
Associate Editor
IEEE Canadian Review
Dept. of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON  M5B 2K3

Tel: (416) 979-5000 Ext: 6484
Fax: (416) 979-5280
Email: bwu@ee.ryerson.ca

Prime interests: power electronics, adjustable-speed drives, and renewable energy


Bin Wu graduated from China Textile University in 1978, and received the M.A.Sc and Ph.D degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto in 1989 and 1993, respectively.

Work experience:

Dr. Wu was a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at China Textile University from 1978 to 1986, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto from 1986 to 1987, and a Senior Engineer at Rockwell Automation Canada from 1992 to 1993. He joined Ryerson University in 1993, where he is currently a Professor. Dr. Wu has published more than 170 technical papers, authored a John Wiley – IEEE Press book, and holds over 20 issued/pending patents.

Professional memberships and general interests:

Dr. Wu is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). He also serves as an Associate Editor of
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. His research interests include power electronics, adjustable-speed drives, and renewable energy systems.

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