Acting Dean


Dr. Octavia Dobre has been appointed as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, effective May 2, 2022, until April 28, 2023, or until a permanent Dean is recruited, whichever comes first. eventuality.

Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, Provost and Vice President (Academic), made the recommendation to the President, who approved Dr. Dobre’s appointment to the interim position.

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Dr. Dobre replaces Dr. Greg Naterer who has been appointed Vice President, Academic and Research, at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Dobre is a highly accomplished, award-winning scholar and researcher with over 17 years of experience at Memorial.

She is currently a professor, research chair holder and associate dean of research at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research interests include wireless technologies for networks beyond 5G, blind signal identification and parameter estimation techniques, transceiver optimization algorithms, and optical communications and underwater.

Mr. Dobre is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the first Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Society Open Journal and has contributed in a variety of roles to several esteemed journals and various flagship conferences.

Details on the search for a permanent dean will be shared as they become available.

Jennifer Batten is Communications Manager in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Rector Academic. She can be reached at [email protected]


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