Octavia A. Dobre

Dipl.-Ing., PhD (Politechnica University of Bucharest), FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC, P.Eng.

  • Interim Dean, Professor, and Canada Research Chair Tier-1
Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-4045
Em: odobre[at]mun.ca
Office: EN4018E

Research Interests

Wireless, optical and underwater communications,  Integrated sensing and communication, Integrated terrestrial-non-terrestrial networks, AI for network and network for AI, Quantum communications

Personal Profile

Octavia A. Dobre is a full professor and Canada Research Chair Tier-1 on Ubiquitous Connectivity at Memorial University, which she joined in 2005. In 2013, she was a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and University of Brest, France. Previously, she was with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, and Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Romania.

Her research interests include technologies for future wireless networks, as well as optical and underwater communications. She has authored and co-authored more than 500 internationally referred journal and conference papers in these areas.

Dr. Dobre is the VP Publications of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). She was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society and the EiC of the IEEE Communications Letters, as well as a senior editor, editor and guest editor with numerous reputable journals. She has contributed as general chair, technical chair, symposia chair, and tutorial chair of various flagship conferences. She was the inaugural chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) standing committee, a member-at-large of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, as well as Chair of the Discovery Grant Committee (Electrical and Computer Engineering).

  • IEEE ComSoc Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter, 2024
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, IEEE WICE Standing Committee, IEEE ComSoc, 2023
  • Stars in Networking and Communications, N2Women, 2023
  • Best Paper Award, IWCMC, 2023
  • Top 2% Scientist in The World, Stanford University, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Exemplary Editor Award, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2023, 2021
  • IEEE ComSoc Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications, 2022
  • Recognition Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, IEEE ComSoc, “For outstanding contributions to cognitive radio communications and networking,” 2022
  • Fellow, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association, 2022
  • Elected Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2021
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2021
  • IEEE Fellow, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE PIMRC, 2020
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award, IEEE ComSoc WICE Standing Committee, 2020
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE ComSoc, 2019-2020
  • Best Paper Awards, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, 2019
  • Inspiring Member of the Year Award, Honorable mention, IEEE Women in Engineering, 2019
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE ComSoc WICE Standing Committee, 2019
  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2018
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE WCMC, 2017
  • President's Award for Outstanding Research, Memorial University, 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE SPCE Technical Committee, IEEE ComSoc, 2015
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision, Faculty of Engineering, 2014
  • Dean's Outstanding Research Award, Faculty of Engineering, 2013
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2001-2002

For more information, please visit my personal website: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~dobre/ 

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