On July 1, 2004 I began a five year term as the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) for the Atlantic Region. I am the second Atlantic Region CWSE, following Dr. F. Mary Williams who held the Chair over 1997-2002, also at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). As CWSE I am committed to working towards the increased participation of women in science and engineering, as students and as professionals. I have been interested in women in science and engineering issues over the span of my adult life, first as a student of mathematics and of engineering and then as a professional in industy and as a professor. I was initially motivated by personal questions; now I am considering a wide range of situations and questions connected to the many facets of women's experiences in science and engineering.
I have been at MUN since 1990, where I am now a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. My university education is from Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Sc.Honours, Mathematics) and the University of Waterloo (M.A.Sc. and Ph.D, Systems Design Engineering). My engineering research is motivated by an interest in using nonlinear computational methods effectively for applications in digital image and signal processing.
In addition to my years at MUN, I worked for three years with Bell-Northern Research in Ottawa, and for two years with INRS-Télécommunications of the University of Québec in Verdun.
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