Rajamani Doraiswami

Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Encaenia Ceremony C: May 29, 2008

Outer space industry sensors, real-time control systems, fibre optics, speech processing, renewable energy systems….Rajamani Doraiswami’s academic and industrial research projects and collaborations are broadly based.

He is a sought after collaborator for many academic reasons — his wealth of experience, his strong theoretical background, the leading-edge research and analytical skills he brings to a problem, and his ability to translate theory into practice and practice into theory.

His popularity can also be attributed to his admirable personal qualities — the ability to work with and inspire others, to foster a collegial environment, and to remain humble in the face of an avalanche of awards and honours.

Dr. Doraiswami is known internationally as an excellent researcher. He has held an NSERC operating grant continually since 1981 and has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and 90 conference papers.

One of Dr. Doraiswami’s most successful collaborations was in the development of laboratories for the teaching of analysis and design of control and signal processing systems in real-time. They revolutionized many courses and were a boon to his students, who also appreciated his soft-spoken ways, willingness to discuss ideas, inspirational suggestions, high morals and respectful attitude.