June 14, 2022 

Dean Emerita Cristina Amon named U of T University Professor

Cristina Amon (MIE), Dean Emerita of U of T Engineering, has been appointed to the rank of University Professor. This is the University of Toronto’s highest and most distinguished academic rank, recognizing unusual scholarly achievement and preeminence in a particular field of knowledge. The number of such appointments is limited to two percent of the University’s tenured faculty. 

Congratulations Professor Amon!

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Craig Simmons inducted as a fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dr. Craig Simmons’ distinguished contribution to engineering has earned him a place as a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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Professor Dionne Aleman featured on Tell Me More: Coffee with Chris Yip

In the latest episode of U of T Engineering's official podcast, Dean Yip sits down with Professor Dionne Aleman to discuss pandemic modelling, student experience and more.

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Team led by Professor Cristina Amon receives NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant  

A team of researchers, led by Professor Cristina Amon (MIE), has been awarded an NSERC CREATE grant to accelerate training and research into extending electric vehicle (EV) performance and lifetime of battery systems by improving the way they manage cold and hot temperatures.  

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MIE well-represented at 2022 CORS/INFORMS  International Conference

From left to right: Professor Timothy Chan, Ian Zhu and Ethan Baron.
The CORS/INFORMS International Conference took place June 5-8, 2022 in Vancouver, BC. Professor Timothy Chan (MIE), PhD student Ian Zhu (MIE) and undergraduate student Ethan Baron (EngSci) attended the conference and returned with awards.

Professor Chan received the Eldon Gunn Service Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions of time and service to the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS).

Ian Zhu and Ethan Baron both received awards for their impressive student papers. Ian received first place in the student paper competition (open category) for his paper titled 'Inverse Mixed Integer Optimization: Polyhedral Insights and Trust Region Methods'. Ian is co-supervised by Professors Merve Bodur and Timothy Chan who were also co-authors on the paper. Ethan won first place in the undergraduate category for his paper 'Miss It Like Messi: Extracting a Signal from Off-Target Shots in Soccer'. Ethan is supervised by Professor Timothy Chan. 


Professor Diller & team win Best Paper Award

Professor Eric Diller and a team of researchers are the winners of the 2022 Best Transaction Paper Award for IEEE/SDME Transactions on Mechatronics. Their paper, "Blindly Controlled Magnetically Actuated Capsule for Noninvasive Sampling of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome" was selected as the best paper published in 2021 from a pool of 262 papers.

Authors: Peyman Shokrollahi, Yung (Priscilla) Lai, Samrand Rash-Ahmadi, Veronica Stewart, Mohsen Mohammadigheisar, Lee-Anne Huber, Naomi Matsuura, Anna E. H. Zavodni, John Parkinson, Eric Diller

You can read the paper on the IEEE Xplore website.

#DisplayYourPride with U of T Engineering

Photo by Seyran Mammadov for U of T News.

It's Pride month – and we want to hear from you! Throughout the month of June, we're inviting U of T Engineering's 2SLGBTQ+ community members and their allies to share their experiences, achievements and views.

#DisplayYourPride, and submit your own message:

RBC Scholarships for Diversity and Innovation in Technology 

U of T and RBC have launched a new scholarship for third-year students interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of technology and financial services. The RBC Scholarships for Diversity and Innovation in Technology will support Women and members of other equity-deserving groups, including Black and/or Indigenous students, with an interest in a career at the intersection of technology and financial services, based on academic achievement and innovative accomplishment.

Deadline: July 27, 2022 

  • Recipients must be 3rd year undergraduate students enrolled full-time at the University of Toronto as of September 1, 2022. 
  • Eligible candidates should identify as Women, Black or Indigenous students and be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, or the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science. 
  • Students from other equity-deserving groups who are in other technology-focused disciplines or who can demonstrate technology-focused experience will also be considered 

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