Ahmed Hassan Receives NSERC Steacie Fellowship

On Tuesday, May 1 the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the 2018 recipients of the highly-prestigious NSERC Steacie Fellowship. Dr. Ahmed Hassan (School of Computing) is one of six recipients nationally and he marks the first Steacie Fellow from Queen’s since 2009 (Ingrid Johnsrude – has since moved to Western University ). The highly-competitive award is considered one of the highest honours for researchers in Canada and is granted to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers.

Dr. Hassan demonstrated significant research strengths in system and software engineering and has major industrial collaborations with multi-national corporations such as Blackberry, IMB SAP and AliExpress Alibaba. Dr. Hassan is the Canada Research Chair in Software Analytics and the NSERC/RIM Blackberry Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering for Ultra Large Scale systems.

Dr. Hassan and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf will attend the award reception hosted by the Governor General at Rideau Hall on May 1st.

For more information, see the the Queen’s Gazette’s interview..

Best wishes for more successes Ahmed.

Photos by Martin Lipman/NSERC

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