Cecilia Moloney

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Email: cmoloney@mun.ca
Phone: (709) 864 8961

Research Interests

Cecilia Moloney is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Over 2004-2009 she was the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region (CWSEA). Her engineering research interests include nonlinear signal and image processing methods, variational methods, and signal representations via wavelet and contourlet transforms. As the Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Moloney worked to fulfill the Chair’s mandate of increasing the participation by women in science and engineering. The Atlantic focus of this Chair was underscored by the acronym CWSEA and by emphasis in the Chair logo on “sea.” The CWSEA developed strategies and activities which were informed by the geographic, economic, and socio-cultural conditions of Atlantic Canada, and implemented with the aid of collaborative links across the region. Moloney’s other research interests (and her activities as the CWSEA) are located within gender and science/engineering studies, with specific focus on human knowing and agency, innovative pedagogy, social innovation, and strategies for change. In Oct 2005, Moloney gave a CWSEA public lecture at Memorial entitled, “Women doing science in a Nelson man-of-war,” in which she compared the structure of the current scientific enterprise with the organizational structure aboard a naval man-of-war of the Nelson era.



Moloney has been a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Memorial since 1990. She holds Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in mathematics from Memorial University. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, she was employed for several years as a member of scientific staff with Bell-Northern Research in Ottawa.


  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Systems Design Engineering)
  • M.A.Sc. University of Waterloo (Systems Design Engineering)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University of Newfoundland (Mathematics)


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