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Octavia A.

Octavia A. Dobre is a full professor at Memorial University, Canada. Previously, she was with New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, and Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Dobre was a visiting professor with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France. She was a Royal Society Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Dobre is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE. She is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Research Statement

My current research pertains to various wireless technologies such as NOMA and full duplex, machine learning for communications, blind signal identification (signal detection, separation, joint parameter estimation, and modulation and code classification), physical layer security, resource allocation, as well as optical and underwater communications.

Research Support

My research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Research and Development Corporation (RDC), Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), Communications Research and Development Canada (CRC), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), D-TA Systems, ThinkRF, Allen Vanguard, EION Wireless, Agile Sensor Technologies, Altera Corporation, Equinor, and others.

Journal Publications

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Conference Publications

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Editorship List

Conference Charing

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Other Activities

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List of Awards

2024: IEEE ComSoc Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter
2023: Outstanding Achievement Award, IEEE ComSoc WICE Standing Committee
2023: Stars in Networking and Communications, IEEE N2Women
2023: Best Paper Award, IWCMC, Marrakech, Morocco
2022: IEEE Communications Society Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications
2022: Recognition Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, IEEE ComSoc, “For outstanding contributions to cognitive radio communications and networking”
2022: Fellow, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association
2022, 2021, 2020: Top 2% Scientist in the World, Stanford University
2021: Exemplary Editor Award, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
2021: Elected Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2021: Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
2020: Outstanding Mentorship Award, IEEE ComSoc WICE Standing Committee
2020: IEEE Fellow, “For contributions to the theory and practice of signal intelligence and emerging wireless technologies”
2020: Best Paper Award, IEEE PIMRC, London, UK
2019: Best Paper Award, IEEE Globecom, Waikoloa, HI, USA
2019: Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC, Shanghai, China
2019: Best Paper Award, IEEE WCNC, Marrakech, Morocco
2019: Inspiring Member of the Year Award, Honorable mention, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)
2019-2020: Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE ComSoc
2018: Outstanding Service Award, IEEE ComSoc WICE Standing Committee
2018: Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
2017: Best Paper Award, IWCMC, Valencia, Spain
2015: President's Award for Outstanding Research, MUN
2015: Outstanding Service Award, IEEE ComSoc SPCE Technical Committee
2014: Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision, Faculty of Engineering, MUN
2013: Dean's Outstanding Research Award, Faculty of Engineering, MUN
2013: Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2013: Visiting Professor, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
2008: Best Paper GOLD Award (Co-author), IEEE NECEC, Canada
2001-2002: Fulbright Fellowship, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
2000: Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Westminster University, UK
1993: Tempus European Scholarship, University of Leuven, Belgium

Open positions

Prof. Dobre currently has open positions for postdocs and Ph.D. students in the areas of optical and wireless communications. If you are genuinely interested in doing research, work hard and achieve good results, email your CV and transcripts, along with any publications you have co-authored to odobre@mun.ca.