Sridhar (Sri) Krishnan received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, in 1993, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees (with student fellowship from Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 1996 and 1999 respectively. Sri Krishnan joined Ryerson University in July 1999, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since July 2011, he is an Associate Dean (Research, Development and External Partnerships) for the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. He is also the Co-Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) and an Affiliate Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

Since January 2002 Sri Krishnan held various administrative leadership positions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. In 2010-2011, Sri Krishnan held Visiting Appointments in University of Rennes 1 (France), Grenoble Institute of Technology (France) and Indian Institute of Technology (Madras). Sri Krishnan is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, and is a Senior Member of IEEE (EMBS and SP societies). He was the Founding Chair (2005-2015) of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Toronto Section and Region 7 (Canada), and a Founding Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Toronto Section. He currently serves as a Technical Committee Member (Biomedical Signal Processing) of IEEE EMBS.

Sri Krishnan held the Canada Research Chair position (2007-2017) in Biomedical Signal Analysis. Sri Krishnan has successfully supervised/trained 10 Post-doc fellows, 10 PhD, 30 Masters (thesis), 9 Masters (project), 42 RAs and 20 Visiting RAs. Sri Krishnan's research interests include adaptive signal representations and analysis and their applications in biomedicine, multimedia (audio), and biometrics. He has published 310 papers in refereed journals and conferences, filed 12 invention disclosures and has one US patent. He has presented keynote/plenary/invited talks in more than 35 international conferences and workshops. Sri Krishnan also serves as a reviewer, committee member, and chair for many international conferences, journals, and granting bodies. Sri Krishnan's academic interests include (interdisciplinary) curriculum design, experiential learning, and innovation. Sri Krishnan serves in the advisory boards of research institutes, innovation centres, incubator zones, and business organizations.

Sri Krishnan is a recipient/awarded Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award 2016; Certificate of Appreciation from PEO York Chapter 2016; Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2014; 2014 Exemplary Service Award from IEEE Toronto Section; 2014 Certificate of Merit from IEEE Signal Processing Society; 2013 Achievement in Innovation Award from Innovate Calgary; 2011 Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award; 2011 Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Signal Processing Society; 2010 Shastri Visiting Professorship; 2010 French Embassy Visiting Researcher; 2008 Ontario Research Innovation Award from Biodiscovery Toronto; 2007 Canadian Engineers' Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers’ Canada; 2006 New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology; 2006 South Asian Community Achiever Award; 2006 IEEE Toronto Section Best Chapter Chair Award; 2005 IEEE AESS Best Chapter Chair Award; 2005 IEEE Certificate of Appreciation from Six Societies; Six Best Research Paper Awards co-authored with his graduate students in International Conferences; and 2005 FEAS Research Excellence Award.


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  • Recent Major Professional Activities

  • Editor, Mathematical Techniques in Biomedical Engineering Encylopedia of Biomedical Engineering (Elsevier). To be released in June 2018
  • Editor, Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (Springer) Proceedings SIRS, Sept. 2017
  • Editorial Board, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Begell House.
  • Editor, SIGNALS, MDPI AG.
  • Associate Editor, Adaptive Analysis Applied to Biomedical Data Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis, World Scientific.
  • General Co-Chair, Intl. Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems. Sept. 2018
  • Keynote Speaker, Intl. Conference on Biosignal Analysis, Processing and Systems. July 2018
  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE Middle East Conference on BME. April 2018
  • General Co-chair, Intl. Conference on Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing. Oct. 2017
  • General Chair, Intl. Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems. Sept. 2017
  • Honorary Chair, IEEE IHTC Conference, July 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Intl. Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks. Feb. 2017
  • Tutorial Speaker, IEEE EMBC Conference. August 2016
  • Panel Member, PEO York Chapter Engineering Technology Symposium. March 2016
  • Plenary Speaker, Intl. Conference on Mechatronics, Electronics & Automation Eng. April 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, Intl. Conference on Soft Computing in Data Science. Sept. 2015
  • Plenary Speaker, Intl. Conference on Mechatronics, Electronics & Automation Eng. August 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conf. Advances in Computing, Communications & Informatics, August 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, 38th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Proc., July 2015
  • Invited Speaker, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, June 2015
  • Panel Member, Research Chairs' Panel on Health, April 2015
  • Plenary Speaker, 24th Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Oct. 2014
  • Symposium Speaker, Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network Conference, Sept. 2014
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Queens University and IEEE SP Kingston Chapter, Mar. 2014
  • Keynote Speaker, Brampton PEO Chapter AGM, Jan. 2014
  • Tutorial Speaker, 4th Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference, Feb. 2013
  • Tutorial Speaker, 25th AI Conference, Dec. 2012
  • Chair, Special Session on Sparse,IEEE ISSPA 2012
  • Tutorial Speaker,IEEE EMBC 2011
  • Keynote and Plenary Speaker in four International and National Conferences, India, 2010-2011
  • Volunteer,United Nations (UN) -- IEEE Humanitarian Project
  • Guest Editor, Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  • International Program Chair, Biosignals and Bio-robotics, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Tutorial Speaker, IEEE ICME 2010
  • Chair, IEEE Canada Conference Actvities, 2010,2011
  • Tutorial Speaker Biosignals and Bio-robotics 2010
  • Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009-2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Biosignals 2008
  • Workshop Speaker, IEEE EMBC 2008
  • General Chair, IEEE CCECE 2008 Conference
  • Founding Chair, IEEE Signal Processing Chapter
  • Current Teaching

  • Capstone Eng. Design (BME 700/800), and Grad. Course: EE 8610 Special Topics in BME II.
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    Last Updated: June 2018