Mohamed Cheriet

Mohamed Cheriet has been Full Professor at the University of Québec’s École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) since 1998 and has held the Canada Research Chair on Smart Sustainable Eco-Cloud since June 2013. He is also the Director of FQRNT’s CIRODD Strategic Cluster on the Operationalization of Sustainability Development. He has been the head of the Laboratory for Multimedia Communications in Telepresence (Synchromedia) since 1998, where a large number of collaborative projects with industry (e.g. Ericsson-Montreal, Ericsson-California, Ciena-Montreal, Ciena-Ottawa, Telus-Calgary, Videotron-Québec) are in place. A high degree of technology transfer has been undertaken to these companies, as they are now using novel methodologies and codes based on Prof. Cheriet’s and his team’s contributions. He has more than 450 national/international publications and has trained more than 100 students and delivered keynote talks at more than 60 events and chaired flagship conferences. Three start-ups have been created by his students and collaborators based on his research outcomes. Dr. Cheriet is a 2016 Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), a 2017 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and a 2018 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). Dr. Cheriet is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE J.M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the ÉTS Research Excellence prize in 2013, for his outstanding contribution in green ICT, cloud computing, and big data analytics research areas, and of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a senior member of the IEEE, the founder and former Chair of the IEEE Montreal Chapter of Computational Intelligent Systems (CIS), and a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative and the Chair of ICT Emissions Working Group.

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