The Canadian Academy of Engineering inducted UWindsor electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Wu as a fellow at a ceremony Friday in Quebec City in conjunction with its 2019 annual general meeting.
The academy brings together the nation’s most distinguished and experienced engineers to provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.
A citation noting Dr. Wu’s election called him a “world-leading expert in the field of computer vision and machine learning” and praised his development of systems for a wide variety of real-world applications.
His was one of 55 appointments announced by the academy Friday; president Eddy Isaacs said he expects them to make considerable contributions to public policy.
“They are engineers from widely varying backgrounds, from industry, academe, and government, but they all have in common the demonstrated desire and ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and serve as role models in their fields and to their communities,” Dr. Isaacs said in a release.