Canadian Academy of Engineering

Professor Mohamed Cheriet inducted into a prestigious club of Fellows

August 1, 2017
During its Symposium and Annual General Meeting, which were held on June 26, 2017, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) inducted Professor Mohamed Cheriet (Automated Manufacturing Engineering Department) into its prestigious club of Fellows. According to Douglas Ruth, President of the CAE: “We are pleased to welcome our new Fellows, all of whom are exceptional engineers. They may hail from a wide variety of fields, but they all share the proven ability to go beyond the everyday practice of engineering to make a significant contribution to their fields and their communities. We are convinced that their involvement in the activities of the CAE will lead to impressive accomplishments. Other Fellows of the CAE have conducted important studies in the fields of education, energy and innovation. We are eager to discover how these new Fellows will explore new and inspiring aspects of engineering, and what their impact will be on public policies.”

Mr. Ruth’s expectations are likely well-founded in the case of Mohamed Cheriet. As a leading expert in the fields of new-generation networks (NGN), eco-cloud computing, intelligent networks, and more recently, smart living and the Internet of things (IoT) – sometimes called the Future Internet – Professor Cheriet and his many collaborators are already well on their way.

Mohamed Cheriet ETS
Douglas Ruth, President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, with Mohamed Cheriet, Professor and Researcher from the Automated Manufacturing Engineering Department at ÉTS, and new Fellow of the CAE.

The greening of the Internet

Professor Cheriet is the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Smart Eco-Cloud, Director of the Greenstar Network, which is powered by renewable energy sources, and Director of Synchromedia Laboratory for multimedia communication in telepresence. Regardless of the function he is performing, Professor Cheriet is always focused on reducing pollution associated with information and telecommunication technologies (ITC). It is worth noting that greenhouse gas emissions related to ITC are now equivalent to those related to aviation, and are increasing by 2% per year.

More recently, in September of 2016, Mohamed Cheriet was instrumental in the creation of the new Laboratoire à ciel ouvert de la vie intelligente (LabVI – Open-air smart living lab). LabVI is a joint project of Vidéotron, Ericsson, ÉTS and Montréal’s Quartier de l’innovation. Among the research projects supported by LabVI, Professor Cheriet’s “smart home” will provide researchers with endless opportunities to develop technologies aimed at reducing pollution from ITC and other forms of resource wasting at home (water - air - electricity), because most of the installed technologies will help to reduce energy consumption.

A global leader

Mohamed Cheriet has been a Professor in the Automated Manufacturing Engineering Department at ÉTS since 1992.

He is among that rare breed of researchers who have launched and directed research projects of international scope, from green ICT to humanities and social sciences. Over the course of his career, which has spanned more than two decades, he has made fundamental contributions to the fields of data processing and recognition, cloud computing and green ITC.

Professor Cheriet has authored more than 300 high-quality publications, presided over numerous scientific conferences and acted as Editor for a variety of prestigious journals. All of this testifies to his position as a leading figure in the Canadian and international scientific communities in the fields of data processing and green ITC. He is also the President and Founder of the Montréal chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligent Society, and a member of the ÉTS Commission des études (Senate).

He has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Prix d’excellence en recherche (Award for excellence in research) from the ÉTS Board of Governors and many other prominent distinctions from IEEE (J. M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award) and the image processing and data recognition community (Fellow of the IAPR: International Association for Pattern Recognition).

ÉTS would like to congratulate Professor Cheriet for this most recent honour, which serves to reconfirm the importance of his work for our community and for the reputation of ÉTS in a fast-growing high-tech sector.

About the CAE

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. The CAE is an independent, self-governing, non-profit organization that was established in 1987. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

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