• Mohamad Sawan

    M.Sc., Ph.D., FIEEE, FRSC, FCAE, FEIC, O.Q., Chair Professor, Westlake University, and Emeritus Professor, Polytechnique Montréal.

Last NameSAWAN
First NameMohamad
CitizenshipsCanadian / Lebanese
StatusMarried
Written and spoken languagesEnglish, French and Arabic
Office addressSchool of Engineering, Westlake University
 No.600, Dunyu Road
 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
 310024
Telephone number+86 (571) 8738 1206 (office)
 +86 (130) 1285 3527 (Cell)
 +1 (514) 570-2227 (Cell)
Emailsawan@westlake.edu.cn
 masawan@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.westlake.edu.cn /
 http://www.polystim.org/
 http://www.cenbrain.westlake.edu.cn/
 http://www.MohamadSawan.org/

I. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

DegreesInstitutionCountryYear
Ph.D.Université de SherbrookeCanada1990
M.Sc.A.Université de SherbrookeCanada1986
B.Sc.Université LavalCanada1984

II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PositionDatesOrganisation
Emeritus Professor06-20/…Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Chair Professor01-19/…School of Engineering, Westlake University, China
Professor06-98/…Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director06-99/19ReSMiQ interuniversity research center, Quebec
Adjunct Professor09-11/…Electrical & Computer Engineering, Laval University, Canada
Adjunct Professor09-06/…School of Microelectronics, Shanghai University, China
Canada Research Chair04-01/06-15Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director06-96/05-04Electronic Division, École Polytechnique
Adjunct Professor11-95/08-98Electrical Engineering, McGill University
Associate Professor06-94/05-98Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Assistant Professor09-91/05-94Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Post-Doctoral Fellow02-90/08-91Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

III. HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorary Fellowships/Memberships

2022Fellow of the Royal Society of Sciences of Canada (FRSC)
2021Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA)
2020-…Emeritus Professor of Polytechnique Montreal, QC, Canada;
2007Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for contributions to Engineering practices;
2004Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers;
2001Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering;

Academic Awards and Honors

2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Students, Westlake University, Hangzhou;
2021 Visiting Chair Professor, Suzhou City University, Suzhou;
2021 Honorary Dean, Life Sciences Institute of Suzhou City University, Suzhou;
2020Expert of Engineering Research Center,Ministry of Education, Southern University of ST, China;
2020Member of Strategic Steering Committee, School of Electronics, Southern University of ST, China;
2015Shanghai City Mayor Award for International Collaboration;
2014Polytechnique Montreal Research and Innovation Award;
2013Queen-Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the government of Canada;
2012Jacques-Rousseau Award for Multidisciplinarity Research contributions from the ACFAS;
2008Officer of the National Order of Quebec for outstanding contributions;
2005Medal of Honor from the President of Lebanon for outstanding achievements;
2005J.A. Bombardier Award for Research innovation and technology transfer from the ACFAS;
2003Barbara Turnbull Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR);
2001-2015Tier 1 (senior) Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices.

Social Prestigious Awards

2022Chinese Government Friendship Award;
2022Hangzhou Outstanding Talent Award;
2021Chinese Zhejiang Weslake Friendship Award
2019Chinese Qianjiang Friendship Ambassador Award
2016Council of the Arab League Ambassadors in Canada Award
2014Palais de congrès de Montréal Ambassador Award
2012-14Chair of the international selection committee of the biomedical reseacher of the year
2010Desjardins intercultural office achievement Award
2008Lebanese Embassy in Canada Achievements Award
2006American University of Science and Technology Achievements Award
2001One of top ten discoveries of the Year by Québec Science Magazine
1997Academic excellence award by École Polytechnique de Montréal
1989Medal of Merit for academic excellence by the Université de Sherbrooke during my Ph.D. studies
1988-1990Ph.D. Scholarship (12k$/year), FRSQ (Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec)

Publications Awards

2020Best Springer Scientific Reports’ journal paper award by Canadian Epilepsy League
2019First place demonstration award from IEEE Sensors competition
2014Best paper award from IEEE-SBCCI’14 Conference
2014First place award from MEDTEQ Quebec State competition
2013Best place award from ReSMiQ’s Innovation Day Award
2012Best poster presentation at the 11th MIOMD Conference
2010Best Texpo project award from CMC Microsystems annual workshop
2010Best science and society award from ACFAS 2010
2010Best poster presentation award from ReSMiQ-ACFAS 2010
2009Excellence Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
2008Best IEEE Solid-State Society Chapter of the year
2008First best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2008Third best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2004Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award of the 46th IEEE-MWSCAS

Conference Organizers

2023General Chair of the IEEE International AI Circuits and Systems Conference;
2022General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Microelectronics;
2022General Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Science and Technology Innovation of Precision Medcine;
2022Honorary Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS flagship Conference;
2022General Co-Chair of the IEEE International AI Circuits and Systems Conference;
2021Honorary Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS flagship Conference;
2020General Chair of the IEEE Engineering, Medicine and Biology Society Conference;
2019Principal Investigator to convert NEWCAS to an IEEE CASS flagship Interregional Conference;
2018General Chair of the IEEE International Life Sciences Conference;
2018-2019General Co-Chair of the IEEE-International AICAS, and ISOCC;
2016General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
2014-…General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics;
2013-2017Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2012Chair of the Analog Signal Processing Committee of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2011-…Editorial Board, the IEEE Life Sciences Portal;
2011General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
2011-2012Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Program of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2010-2015General Chair of the Annual ACFAS-ReSMiQ’s Workshop;
2010-2011General Chair of the Brain-Computer Interface Workshop;
2007General Chair of the IEEE International Biomedical Circuits and Systems;
2007General Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
2006-2019General Chair founder of the IEEE International NEWCAS conference;
2006Technical Program Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on CAS;
2006General Co-Chair of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
2005-2007Chair of the BiOCAS technical committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2005Chair of the BiOCAS technical committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2003-…General Chair/Co-Chair of Technical Committees and Conferences;
2003-2005Vice-President of the BiOCAS technical committee of IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2002-2003Founder and General Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS Conference;
1995-1996Co-Founder of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
1994-…Founder and director of the Polystim Neurotech Laboratory in Polytechnique Montreal;

Editorial Positions

2019-…Vice-President Publications of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2017-…Associate Editor of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Journal;
2016-2019Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2013-2016Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Journal;
2011-…Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering;
2011-2012Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging Topics on CAS, SI on Brain-Machine Interfaces;
2010-…Advisor for Springer Publisher in the field of Analog and biomedical books;
2010-2013Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II);
2009-…Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Healthcare Engineering;
2008-2020Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications;
2007-2016Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2007-2014Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2004-2014Member of the Canadian Arthritis Network (Canadian Network of Centre of Excellence);
2001-2010Guest Editor of the Springer Analog integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal;
1999-2019Founder and Chair of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) Montreal Chapter;

Participation in international government missions

2011Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to India;
2010Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to China;
2008Member of the Quebec technology mission to Taiwan;
2007Member of Canada Biotechnology & nanotechnology mission to India;
2005Member of the Quebec technology mission to China;

V. Summary of Contributions

Google Scholar; Citations: 15850, H-Index: 57

Publications, Plenaries, KeynotesLast 3 yearsLast 6 yearsTotal
Refereed Journal publications (published/accepted)90148350
Books and book chapters91125
Patents (Awarded and Pending)183447
Invited talks / Keynote speeches65120365
Refereed conference papers4398598
Refereed abstracts and posters123116
Technical reports0125315
Total2264341501
Students and other personal supervision (Appendix D)SupervisedCompleted
Ph.D.2062
M.A.Sc. (108) + M. Eng. (20)0132
Postdoctoral Fellows, Research assistants and associates17100
Hosted Invited Faculties010
Visiting Students & Interns0349
Total37653
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