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Our Committees

Our committee members are composed of both academic and industrial experts. A Program Committee as well as a Scientific Committee will supervise the operation of the PERSWADE Program. The Evaluation Committee will supervise assessments.


Program Committee

  • Sofiène Affes, Professor & Director of PERSWADE Program, INRS (ex-officio member)
  • Yves Bégin (05-2014 to 08-2015), Vice-Rector of Research and Academic Affairs, INRS
  • Philippe-Edwin Bélanger, Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Services, INRS
  • Sylvain G. Cloutier, Professor & Dean of Research, ETS
  • Denis Couillard, Director of Products Innovation, Ultra Electronics TCS
  • Jean-Nicolas Huppé, Director, Technology Strategy, COGECO
  • Martin Kreiswirth (05-2014 to 08-2015), Associate Provost (Graduate Education) & Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill
  • Peiying Zhu, Director of the Wireless Technology Lab, Huawei Technologies Canada

Scientific Commitee

  • Sofiène Affes, Professor & Director of PERSWADE Program, INRS
  • Pierre Boucher, Director, Ericsson Canada
  • François Gagnon, Professor, ÉTS
  • Ferhat Khendek, Professor, Concordia
  • Fabrice Labeau, Professor, McGill
  • Martin Maier, Professor, INRS
  • Ke Wu, Professor, Polytechnique Montréal

Evaluation Committee

  • Sofiène Affes, Professor & Director of PERSWADE Program, INRS (ex-officio member)
  • Chadi Assi, Professor, Concordia
  • Benoît Champagne, Professor, McGill
  • Long Le, Professor, INRS
  • Chahé Nerguizian, Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Ioannis Psaromiligkos, Professor, McGill (2nd CFA competition)
  • Serge Tatu, Professor, INRS
  • Claude Thibault, Professor, ÉTS

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