|Dr. Ray Gosine
Dr. Ray Gosine has been named the new dean
of Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
The appointment was approved by Memorial's Board of Regents
at its July meeting. Dr. Gosine has been interim associate
dean of graduate studies and research in the faculty since
Dr. Gosine is a professor in electrical and computer engineering
at Memorial and he carries out research in the field of
intelligent systems in collaboration with C-CORE. A Memorial
alumnus (B.Eng 1986), Dr. Gosine holds a PhD from Cambridge
University in England (1989). He held academic positions
at Cambridge University and the University of British Columbia
before returning to Memorial in 1994.
In 2000, Dr. Gosine was named to the J. I. Clark Chair of
Intelligent Systems for Operations in Harsh Environments.
His work in telerobotics, machine vision and pattern recognition
has led to an extensive range of collaborative projects
with industry, where intelligent systems support industrial
development in harsh environments and in applications where
production or processing is not feasible for humans.
“I am very proud of my association with Memorial University,
both as a alumnus and as a faculty member, and it is an
honour to have been selected to lead the Faculty of Engineering
at a time of great opportunity for engineering education
and research at Memorial,” Dr Gosine said of his appointment.
“The faculty is committed to excellence and we will
continue to improve and grow our undergraduate and graduate
programs and to develop further our strengths in research.”
Dr. Evan Simpson, vice-president (academic), said Dr. Gosine
is passionately committed to the Faculty of Engineering
and to Memorial University.
“He possesses solid scholarship, proven administrative
effectiveness, collaborative intentions, and the trust of
colleagues, all qualities that will help in leading the
faculty to a new plateau of international recognition,"
said Dr. Simpson.
Dr. Gosine's work has also been recognized by a President's
Award for Outstanding Research, a Petro-Canada Young Innovator
Award, and an Early Achievement Award from the Association
of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland.