Ghyslain Gagnon, new Dean of Research at ÉTS
Listen, act, and be daring!Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Ghyslain Gagnon, an Electrical Engineering Professor and Researcher at ÉTS, has assumed the position of Dean of Research. Among his other duties, Professor Gagnon, who takes over from the Interim Dean of Research Charles Despins, will be responsible for the team at the Dean of Research Office, which provides support for professorial activities and strategic research planning for ÉTS.
Ghyslain Gagnon explains: “ÉTS has experienced impressive growth in research in terms of intensity, funding and the number of research chairs. I know that my fellow researchers are very highly motivated to take this growth even further, and that, in turn, motivates me. My objective is to facilitate the development of the research careers of all of our professors. I am convinced that the talent and enthusiasm are already there.”
Before taking on an extremely active role in research over the last decade, the new Dean was intimately familiar with the services, processes and team at the Dean of Research Office that he will now be heading.
When asked about his priorities at the beginning of his mandate, he simply replied: “Listen, analyze, and be daring!”
There is no question that Ghyslain Gagnon is well acquainted with the ÉTS culture. He first crossed the threshold as a student, pursuing his undergraduate and graduate studies in Electrical Engineering. He then left his alma mater temporarily to earn his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Carleton University, and returned to ÉTS as a Professor in 2008.
Throughout his career as a Professor-Researcher, he has taken on additional responsibilities, including as Director of the Communications and Microelectronic Integration Laboratory (LACIME) and head of the Bureau du recrutement professoral (faculty recruitment office).
Ghyslain Gagnon’s interests are wide-ranging, and his scientific contributions reflect his curiosity, covering an extensive gamut of subjects, including telecommunications, machine learning, microelectronic circuits, sensor networks, energy consumption and signal processing. He was even involved in the creation of the Circuit de Bachelard, an artistic installation that was nominated for the prestigious Media Architecture Biennale 2016 competition.