Interim dean and professor receives international recognition

Dec 28th, 2022

By Jackey Locke

Interim Dean of Engineering and Applied Science has received international recognition from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Octavia A. Dobre received the IEEE Communications Society Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service, as well as the Technical Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society’s Cognitive Networks Technical Committee.

Dr. Dobre was presented with the Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service for her exceptional leadership as the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society and editor-in-chief of the IEEE Communications Letters, and for exemplary service to the IEEE Communications Society’s publications.

She obtained the Technical Recognition Award for her outstanding contributions to cognitive radio communications and networking.

Dr. Octavia Dobre is smiling in front of a blurred background

"I am deeply honoured and delighted to receive these awards from the IEEE,” said Dr. Dobre. “Thank you to all my students and collaborators, as well as my nominator and the selection committee.”

Dr. Dobre is a fellow of the IEEE. She is also interim dean and professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. She was a Royal Society Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar and a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her research interests include technologies for the 6G wireless networks, as well as optical and underwater communications, and she has published over 450 referred papers in these areas.

She also serves as the director of Journals of the IEEE Communications Society, and has been a senior editor/editor/guest editor for numerous journals and magazines.

Dr. Dobre has also received various honours, such as Best Paper Awards at leading conferences, and was elected as member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.