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REF NO.: 203

SUBJECT: Memorial University names new dean of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

DATE: July 31

{Dr. Ray Gosine}
Dr. Ray Gosine
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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 August 2002.

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 and Applied Science 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. 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. Evan Simpson, vice-president (academic).

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.

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