Rafik Goubran, Carleton University

Professor Systems and Computer Engineering Ottawa, Ontario goubran@sce.carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-5747

Bio/Research

Rafik Goubran was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1955. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, in 1978 and 1981 respectively. He received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Departmen...

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Bio/Research

Rafik Goubran was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1955. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, in 1978 and 1981 respectively. He received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 1987.

In January 1987, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, as assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor and then to full professor. He was appointed as chair of the department for three terms: 1997-2000 and 2001-2006. In July 2006 he was appointed as acting Dean and in July 2007 as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

He has participated in many research projects with industry and government organizations including Nortel, Mitel Networks, Bell Canada, Vienna Systems (Nokia), NSERC, CITO, Revenue Canada, the Department of National Defence (DND), Smiths Detection, Bota Teleconferencing, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

Dr. Goubran's research interests include: Digital Signal Processing and its applications in audio processing and biomedical engineering. He has led many research projects in the areas of VoIP, sensors, noise and echo cancellation, microphone arrays, and the design of smart independent living environments for seniors. Dr. Goubran has completed the supervision or co-supervision of 17 Ph.D. and 54 Master's students. He has published over 170 journal and conference papers and 10 patents in these areas.

Dr. Goubran served in many administrative positions and committees such as member of the OCE-CITO Board of Directors, IEEE guest co-editor and member of several IEEE conference committees. He is a research scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute, and the co-leader of the Technology Assisted Environment for the Third Age (TAFETA) project. Dr. Goubran served as Chair of the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering from 2009 to 2011 and as a member of the Research Ethics Board of the Ottawa Heart Institute from 2006 to 2009. He was the founding Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) from 2006 to 2009.

Dr. Goubran is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member the association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.



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