Sam Mikhail, 1941–2020 • Professor of Electrical Technology at then Ryerson Polytechnic Institute passed away December 17th, 2020. He was a major force behind the Department's evolution from its technology programs to fully accredited engineering programs.
Nov. 2020 • NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation • Ebrahim Bagheri was awarded $200,000 in recognition of his pioneering technology development carried out in collaboration with Warranty Life. The research will explore the potential for advanced social media analytics to help combat online misinformation.
Feb. 3, 2020 • $474K CIHR GRANT • Karthi Umapathy (PI & NPA, Ryerson), Hans Katzberg (PI, Toronto General Hospital), Mark Boulos (PI, Sunnybrook Health Sciences), Sridhar Krishnan (Co-Applicant, Ryerson), Brian Murray (CA, Sunnybrook Health Sciences), Arun Sundaram (CA, Sunnybrook Health Sciences), and Kevin Thorpe (CA, University of Toronto), were awarded $474K from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for their research project titled "Signal Processing Methods in Detecting Myasthenia Gravis Using Electrooculography Signals". Myasthenia Gravis is a muscle weakness disorder that can become fatal if it affects the vital muscles needed for breathing and swallowing.