Xavier Fernando is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and the Chair of the IEEE Toronto Section, Canada. He has delivered invited talks worldwide including at the Cambridge University (UK), National Research Council (Canada), Athens Institute of Technology (Greece), Indian Institute of Science (India) and Princeton University (USA). He is a member in the IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC) Education Board Working Group on Wireless Communications. He is a co-author and co-editor of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communication Body of Knowledge (WEBOK). Currently he serves as the Chair of the IEEE Toronto Section.
Xavier is a Professor at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is the Director of the Ryerson Communications Lab. He has co-authored close to 100 research articles, one book and few patents and non-disclosure agreements. Currently he is writing another book on Fiber-Wireless systems, which outlines how the spectrum crunch can be effectively addressed by combining photonic and radio technologies.
Professor Fernando is working with CSPR on a project studying spectrum capacity in downtown Toronto. His homepage is http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~fernando