PERFORM Centre Chair in Human Centered Engineering: Body Area Sensor Networks
Concordia University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

PERFORM Centre Chair in Human Centered Engineering: Body Area Sensor Networks

Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are seeking applications for a PERFORM Centre Chair in Human Centered Engineering: Body Area Sensor Networks. This academic appointment includes dedicated research funding associated with an initial five year appointment as Research Chair, which may be renewed subject to the availability of funds.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a faculty complement of 44 professors active in various areas of electrical engineering and computer engineering. The department offers PhDs, master and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Avionics). The Department attracts high quality domestic and international students in all its programs and has stable and strong enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


One of Canada's most innovative Faculties, the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) is home to about 8,500 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 208 faculty members. ENCS has 3,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 15 graduate programs. The Faculty’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges.


The PERFORM Centre, a unique research facility devoted to prevention research through lifestyle intervention and impact assessment houses an Athletic Therapy Clinic; Cardio-Pulmonary Suite; Clinical Analysis Suite; Conditioning Floor; Functional Assessment Lab; Imaging Suite; Nutrition Suite; and Sleep Laboratory – all under one roof. Home to 51 research members and specialists in health and disease prevention who play an important role in cultivating interdisciplinary and collaborative research that creates links between a variety of traditional and non-traditional disciplines in an effort to improve health across the population, the PERFORM Centre, offers numerous and varied opportunities for research collaboration and training in a variety of settings and disciplines. As a Concordia University research platform, the PERFORM Centre strives to advance knowledge and train future generations of researchers. In addition to fostering multidisciplinary research collaborations, we also teach for tomorrow and generate opportunities to train the next generation of health-care professionals and practitioners.


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Applicants should be internationally recognized as leaders in the field of body area sensor networks with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, the applicant must propose an original and innovative research program of the highest quality. The successful applicant will be at a rank appropriate to the candidate and in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. in a relevant Engineering discipline and possess expertise and research interests in sensor networks, signal/image/biomedical signal processing, the development of a new generation of highly interconnected and sensor rich systems that are employed in a variety of applications involving physical systems and humans, novel computing, communicating, and social networking devices/technologies that are human-centric to ultimately lead to healthier lives.


Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is essential. The language of instruction at Concordia is English. Knowledge of French is an asset.


Applications must include a cover letter, detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Applications are due on February 15, 2018 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 2018.


Applications (PDF) should be sent to:
Dr. William E. Lynch, Chair, ECE

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