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Paul Fortier

Paul Fortier received his B.Sc. degree and his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Université Laval in 1982 and 1984, respectively, his M.S. degree in Statistics and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and 1989, respectively.

Since 1989, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Université Laval where he is currently a full professor.

His research interests include digital signal processing for communications and the study of complexity and performance tradeoffs in hardware implementations, with applications in wireless and optical communications. He has been involved in the organization of national and international conferences and workshops in these fields. He has done consulting work for several companies and government agencies in Canada.

Dr. Fortier is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). From 2007 to 2009, he was Vice-president Scientific Affairs and Partnerships at le Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

Professor Fortier became Vice-President for Research and Innovation at Université Laval in July 2010.

Institution: Université Laval
SYTACom membership: Regular