Prof. Ferial El-Hawary, Dalhousie University, Canada (IEEE Life Fellow )
Dr. Ferial El-Hawary (M'82-S'86-F'99) received the B.Eng. degree from University of Alexandria, and the M. Sc. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in Electrical Engineering; and the Ph.D.
in Oceans Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr. El-Hawary is President of BH Engineering Systems Ltd. She served on the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University, where she established and directed the Modeling & Signal Analysis Research Laboratory. Sustained research contribution devoted to OCEANS Application with significant impact on defense, navigation and Oil & Gas exploration. She has published widely in IEEE Journals. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Ocean Engineering Handbook and served as Associate Editor of IEEE Oceanic Engineering Journal. With more than twenty-five years experience in teaching Electrical and Signal Processing for Oceanic Engineering applications, she has made significant and sustainable contributions in promoting and developing continuing education programs. She is the founder of the Modeling and Signal Analysis Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University, and founder of BH Engineering Systems Ltd., specializing in technology transfer and professional development courses, linking academic innovations to industrial needs
Ferial has been invited by many of the IEEE International Conferences and University Institutions as a Plenary Speaker. Recently, invited by HKUST Univ. Hong Kong, January 2018, talk on: “Overview of Robotics Evolutions Emphasizing Underwater Applications” and Invited by the World Ocean Council (WOC/SOS’2017), Halifax, NS, Canada, December, 2017 Panel Speaker on: “Underwater Robotics: “Status, Trends and Forecast”. Also, she was invited by Guangdong Univ. Guangzhou, China, April, 2017, talk on: “Overview of Robotics Evolutions Emphasizing Underwater Applications”.
She is IEEE-Canada (Region-7) Director 2008-09, IEEE Conferences Services Committee Member, 2005-07, IEEE History Committee member, IEEE/Oceanic Engineering Society Administrative Committee Member, served as OES Vice-President International Activities, OES Membership Development Committee Chair. Ferial is recognized for her leadership in establishing in the past OES Chapters in Halifax, France, Norway and a joint OES Chapter in Quebec City, Canada. Ferial served as IEEE OCEANS’08 General Co-Chair, IEEE Section Congress’08 and IEEE OCEANS’11 Organizing Committee member. She as the General Chair of IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference IHTC’2014, Montreal and Chair of the Awards Committee of IHTC’2017, Toronto, Canada.
She is the recipient of the IEEE-Systems Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) Outstanding Contribution Award, 2008, IEEE- Educational Activities Board (EAB) Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, 2007, Marine Technology Society (MTS) Ocean Engineering Compass International Award, 2005, the J.J. Archambault IEEE/Eastern Canada Council Merit Award, 2002, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000, IEEE/RAB Achievement Award, 1999 IEEE/OES Distinguished Service Award, 1997, Fellow of MTS, 1985, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC),1997 and She is a Fellow of IEEE since1999