Sofiène Affes (IEEE SM’04) received his Diplôme d'Ingénieur in telecommunications in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree with honors in signal processing in 1995, both from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France. He has been since with INRS, Canada, as a Research Associate till 1997, an Assistant Professor till 2000, and Associate Professor till 2009. Currently he is Full Professor and Director of PERWADE, a unique 4MS research training program on wireless in Canada involving 25 faculties from 5 universities and 10 industrial partners. His research interests are in wireless communications, radio access technologies, statistical signal and array processing, and parameter estimation. From 1998 to 2002 he has been leading the radio design and signal processing activities of the Bell/Nortel/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Personal Communications at INRS-EMT, Montreal, Canada. Affes was the corecipient of the 2002 Prize for Research Excellence of INRS. Affes has been exceptionally twice the recipient of a Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award from NSERC, from 2008 to 2011, and from 2013 to 2016. From 2003 to 2013, he held a Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications. In 2006, he served as a General Cochair of IEEE VTC’2006-Fall, Montreal, Canada. In 2008 he received from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society the IEEE VTC Chair Recognition Award for exemplary contributions to the success of IEEE VTC. He also received best paper awards at IEEE Globecom'2007, ICASSP'2008, and VTC'2010-Fall. He acted or currently acts as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the Wiley Journal on Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing, and the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He will serve as the General Chair of the 15th edition of IEEE ICWUB to be held in Montreal in October 2015.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2015