Introduction

Last Name SAWAN
First Name Mohamad
Citizenships Canadian / Lebanese
Status Married
Written and spoken languages English, French and Arabic
Office address School of Engineering, Westlake University
No.600, Dunyu Road
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
310030
Telephone number +86 (571) 8527 1986 (office)
+86 (130) 1285 3527 (Cell)
+1 (514) 570-2227 (Cell)
Email sawan@westlake.edu.cn
masawan@gmail.com
Website http://www.westlake.edu.cn /
http://www.polystim.org/
http://www.cenbrain.westlake.edu.cn/
http://www.MohamadSawan.org/

I. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Degrees Institution Country Year
Ph.D. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 1990
M.Sc.A. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 1986
B.Sc. Université Laval Canada 1984

II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Position Dates Organisation
Emeritus Professor 06-20/… Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Chair Professor 01-19/… School of Engineering, Westlake University, China
Professor 06-98/… Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director 06-99/19 ReSMiQ interuniversity research center, Quebec
Adjunct Professor 09-11/… Electrical & Computer Engineering, Laval University, Canada
Adjunct Professor 09-06/… School of Microelectronics, Shanghai University, China
Canada Research Chair 04-01/06-15 Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director 06-96/05-04 Electronic Division, École Polytechnique
Adjunct Professor 11-95/08-98 Electrical Engineering, McGill University
Associate Professor 06-94/05-98 Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Assistant Professor 09-91/05-94 Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Post-Doctoral Fellow 02-90/08-91 Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

III. HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorary Fellowships/Memberships

2022 Fellow of the Royal Society of Sciences of Canada (FRSC)
2021 Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA)
2020-… Emeritus Professor of Polytechnique Montreal, QC, Canada;
2007 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for contributions to Engineering practices;
2004 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers;
2001 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering;

Academic Awards and Honors

2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Students, Westlake University, Hangzhou;
2021 Visiting Chair Professor, Suzhou City University, Suzhou;
2021 Honorary Dean, Life Sciences Institute of Suzhou City University, Suzhou;
2020 Expert of Engineering Research Center,Ministry of Education, Southern University of ST, China;
2020 Member of Strategic Steering Committee, School of Electronics, Southern University of ST, China;
2015 Shanghai City Mayor Award for International Collaboration;
2014 Polytechnique Montreal Research and Innovation Award;
2013 Queen-Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the government of Canada;
2012 Jacques-Rousseau Award for Multidisciplinarity Research contributions from the ACFAS;
2008 Officer of the National Order of Quebec for outstanding contributions;
2005 Medal of Honor from the President of Lebanon for outstanding achievements;
2005 J.A. Bombardier Award for Research innovation and technology transfer from the ACFAS;
2003 Barbara Turnbull Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR);
2001-2015 Tier 1 (senior) Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices.

Social Prestigious Awards

2022 Chinese Government Friendship Award;
2022 Hangzhou Outstanding Talent Award;
2021 Chinese Zhejiang Weslake Friendship Award
2019 Chinese Qianjiang Friendship Ambassador Award
2016 Council of the Arab League Ambassadors in Canada Award
2014 Palais de congrès de Montréal Ambassador Award
2012-14 Chair of the international selection committee of the biomedical reseacher of the year
2010 Desjardins intercultural office achievement Award
2008 Lebanese Embassy in Canada Achievements Award
2006 American University of Science and Technology Achievements Award
2001 One of top ten discoveries of the Year by Québec Science Magazine
1997 Academic excellence award by École Polytechnique de Montréal
1989 Medal of Merit for academic excellence by the Université de Sherbrooke during my Ph.D. studies
1988-1990 Ph.D. Scholarship (12k$/year), FRSQ (Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec)

Publications Awards

2020 Best Springer Scientific Reports’ journal paper award by Canadian Epilepsy League
2019 First place demonstration award from IEEE Sensors competition
2014 Best paper award from IEEE-SBCCI’14 Conference
2014 First place award from MEDTEQ Quebec State competition
2013 Best place award from ReSMiQ’s Innovation Day Award
2012 Best poster presentation at the 11th MIOMD Conference
2010 Best Texpo project award from CMC Microsystems annual workshop
2010 Best science and society award from ACFAS 2010
2010 Best poster presentation award from ReSMiQ-ACFAS 2010
2009 Excellence Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
2008 Best IEEE Solid-State Society Chapter of the year
2008 First best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2008 Third best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2004 Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award of the 46th IEEE-MWSCAS

Conference Organizers

2023 General Chair of the IEEE International AI Circuits and Systems Conference;
2022 General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Microelectronics;
2022 General Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Science and Technology Innovation of Precision Medcine;
2022 Honorary Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS flagship Conference;
2022 General Co-Chair of the IEEE International AI Circuits and Systems Conference;
2021 Honorary Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS flagship Conference;
2020 General Chair of the IEEE Engineering, Medicine and Biology Society Conference;
2019 Principal Investigator to convert NEWCAS to an IEEE CASS flagship Interregional Conference;
2018 General Chair of the IEEE International Life Sciences Conference;
2018-2019 General Co-Chair of the IEEE-International AICAS, and ISOCC;
2016 General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
2014-… General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics;
2013-2017 Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2012 Chair of the Analog Signal Processing Committee of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2011-… Editorial Board, the IEEE Life Sciences Portal;
2011 General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
2011-2012 Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Program of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2010-2015 General Chair of the Annual ACFAS-ReSMiQ’s Workshop;
2010-2011 General Chair of the Brain-Computer Interface Workshop;
2007 General Chair of the IEEE International Biomedical Circuits and Systems;
2007 General Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
2006-2019 General Chair founder of the IEEE International NEWCAS conference;
2006 Technical Program Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on CAS;
2006 General Co-Chair of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
2005-2007 Chair of the BiOCAS technical committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2005 Chair of the BiOCAS technical committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society;
2003-… General Chair/Co-Chair of Technical Committees and Conferences;
2003-2005 Vice-President of the BiOCAS technical committee of IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2002-2003 Founder and General Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS Conference;
1995-1996 Co-Founder of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
1994-… Founder and director of the Polystim Neurotech Laboratory in Polytechnique Montreal;

Editorial Positions

2019-… Vice-President Publications of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society;
2017-… Associate Editor of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Journal;
2016-2019 Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2013-2016 Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Journal;
2011-… Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering;
2011-2012 Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging Topics on CAS, SI on Brain-Machine Interfaces;
2010-… Advisor for Springer Publisher in the field of Analog and biomedical books;
2010-2013 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II);
2009-… Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Healthcare Engineering;
2008-2020 Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications;
2007-2016 Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2007-2014 Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2004-2014 Member of the Canadian Arthritis Network (Canadian Network of Centre of Excellence);
2001-2010 Guest Editor of the Springer Analog integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal;
1999-2019 Founder and Chair of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) Montreal Chapter;

Editorial Positions

2011 Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to India;
2010 Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to China;
2008 Member of the Quebec technology mission to Taiwan;
2007 Member of Canada Biotechnology & nanotechnology mission to India;
2005 Member of the Quebec technology mission to China;

V. Summary of Contributions

Google Scholar; Citations: 13500, H-Index: 54

Publications, Plenaries, Keynotes Last 3 years Last 6 years Total
Refereed Journal publications (published/accepted) 82 125 315
Books and book chapters 9 9 24
Patents (Awarded and Pending) 17 17 42
Invited talks / Keynote speeches 69 111 326
Refereed conference papers 54 101 575
Refereed abstracts and posters 7 25 115
Technical reports 0 0 0
Total 238 388 1397
Students and other personal supervision (Appendix D) Supervised Completed
Ph.D. 21 58
M.A.Sc. (108) + M. Eng. (20) 1 131
Postdoctoral Fellows, Research assistants and associates 20 93
Hosted Invited Faculties 0 10
Visiting Students & Interns 0 349
Total 42 641