Abdulmotaleb El sadik

Professor Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik (FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC) is recipient of the Professional of the Year Award (2008), the Friedrich Wilhelm-Bessel Research Award from Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2007) the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA 2004), and the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT) New Professorship Incentive Award (2004). He is the director of the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab). He is a Theme co-Leader in the LORNET NSERC Research Network. He is Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (IEEE TMM) and IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (IEEE TCIAIG) and Guest Editor for several IEEE Transactions and Journals. Dr. El Saddik has been serving on several technical program committees of numerous IEEE and ACM events. He has been the General Chair and/or Technical Program Chair of more than 20 international conferences symposia and workshops on collaborative hapto-audio-visual environments, multimedia communications and instrumentation and measurement. He was the general co-chair of ACM MM 2008. He is leading researcher in haptics, service-oriented architectures, collaborative environments and ambient interactive media and communications. He has authored and co-authored two books and more than 250 publications. He has received research grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million and has supervised more than 90 researchers. His research has been selected for the BEST Paper Award three times. Dr. El Saddik is a Senior Member of ACM, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a Fellow of the IEEE (FIEEE), the Canadian Academy of Engineers (FCAE) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC)

Email: abed at
Phone: +1 613 562 5800 ext 6277
Fax: +1 613 562 5664
Office: SITE/EITI Room 5-037
Address: 800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5


Dr. Shervin Shirmohammad

Shervin Shirmohammadi, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, is Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada. His current research interests include Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) and Virtual Environments, Application Layer Multicasting and Overlay Networks, Adaptive P2P Audio/Video Streaming, and Multimedia Assisted Rehabilitation Engineering. The results of his research have lead to more than 150 publications, over a dozen technology transfers to the private sector, and a number of awards and prizes. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Advanced Media and Communications, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Associate Editor of Springer’s Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, and also chairs or serves on the program committee of a number of conferences in multimedia, virtual environments, games, and medical applications. Dr. Shirmohammadi is a University of Ottawa Gold Medalist, a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Professional Member of the ACM.

Email: shervin at
Phone: +16135625800 ext 6206
Fax: +1 613 562 5664
Address: 800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5


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