By Alexandra Sebben

Carleton University’s Richard Yu, professor in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design with the School of Information Technology, was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at a virtual ceremony on June 14, 2021.

Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the CAE are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

“I’m very pleased to have been elected as a Fellow,” said Yu. “Over the past 14 years at Carleton I have had the opportunity to innovate and do research that matters.”

CAE’s selection process is a highly competitive one, spanning the entire country and involving all engineering disciplines. Professor Yu is an internationally recognized research leader in cybersecurity and mobile systems and is among the top 1% of highly cited researchers on Web of Science, making him a clear candidate for a Fellowship. Professor Yu is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

“I have pioneered a unique approach to this research in the post-Internet era,” Yu explained, “providing direction on innovations including 5G/6G cellular networks, connected/autonomous vehicles, security, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. In order to make machines more powerful and intelligent in the future we need to add the communication or networking component into the intelligence.”

The CAE is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. The CAE is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987.

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