Biography: Sofiène Affes received the Diplôme
d'Ingénieur in electrical engineering in 1992, and the
Ph.D. degree with honors in signal and image processing in 1995,
both from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
(ENST), Paris, France.
He has been since with INRS-ÉMT (former Telecommunications
Center), University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, as a Research
Associate from 1995 till 1997, as an Assistant Professor till
2000, then as an Associate Professor till 2009. Currently he
is a Full Professor in the Wireless Communications Group. His
research interests are in wireless communications, CDMA/MC-CDMA/OFDM,
statistical signal and array processing, adaptive space-time
processing, MIMO, channel identification, synchronization and
multiuser detection. Previously, he was involved in the European
ESPRIT projects 2101 ARS on speech recognition in adverse environments
at Cambridge University (CUED), UK, in 1991, and 6166 FREETEL
on hands-free telephony at ENST (Département TSI), France,
from 1993 to 1994. In 1997 he participated in the major program
in personal and mobile communications of the Canadian Institute
for Telecommunications Research (CITR). From 1998 to 2002 he
has been leading the radio-design and signal processing activities
of the Bell/Nortel/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Personal
Communications at INRS-ÉMT, Montreal, Canada. Currently
he is actively involved in a major project in wireless of PROMPT
(Partnerships for Research on Microelectronics, Photonics and
Professor Affes is the co-recipient of the 2002 Prize for Research
Excellence of INRS and currently holds a Canada Research Chair
in Wireless Communications. Since 2008, he receives from NSERC
a prestigious Discovery Accelerator Supplement. He has been
member of the IEEE since 1994 and Senior member since 2004.
He served as a Lead Guest Editor of a special issue of the EURASIP
Journal on Applied Signal Processing published in 2005 and currently
acts as a member of Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions
on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,
and the Wiley Journal on Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing.
Professor Affes frequently serves as a technical program committee
member of international and national conferences. He also acts
regularly as a reviewer for many international scientific journals
and conferences and as a reviewer for the funding organizations
NSERC and FQRNT. In 2004 and 2005, he served as a committee
member of the postdoctoral grants program of FQRNT. He acted
as a Selection Committee member of the strategic partnership
grants program of NSERC from 2005 to 2008 and as a Chair of
this committee in 2007 and 2008. He has also served as a Selection
Committee member of the FQRNT team grants program of FQRNT in
the 2007-2008 competition. Since 2009, he is a member of the
ECE Evaluation Group of the Discovery Grants program of NSERC.
In 2006, Professor Affes set on the local organizing committee
of the IEEE VTC'2006-Fall, Montreal, Canada, as a General Co-chair
of the conference. For his contribution to the success of this
conference edition, he received in September 2008 the VTC Chair
Recognition Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
- Co-recipient of a Best Paper Award at IEEE VTC'2010-Fall in
- Recipient of the
VTC Chair Recognition Award
from the IEEE VT Society in
- Recipient of a Discovery Accelerator Supplement granted from
NSERC since May 2008.
- Holder of the Canada
in Wireless Communications granted since
- Co-recipient of a Best Award Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM'2007 in
- TEL102 Digital communications.
- TEL101 Stochastic processes for signal processing.
Research topics: Wireless / Radio-Mobile Communications, Digital Communications, Signal Processing, CDMA/MC-CDMA/OFDM Radio Interfaces, Spatio-Temporal / Adaptive Processing, MIMO, Multi-User Detection, Interference Suppression, Synchronization, Performance Analysis.