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  Paul Fortier  
 
PositionProfessor
Desk # :PLT-2116
Phone # :(418) 656-2131 #4548
Fax # :(418) 656-3159
E-mail:fortier@gel.ulaval.ca
WEB page:www.gel.ulaval.ca/~fortier
 
Education
B.Sc.A (Electrical Engineering), Laval University, 1982.
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Laval University, 1984.
MS (Statistics), Stanford University, U.S.A., 1987.
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, U.S.A., 1989.

 Professional Affiliation
IEEE (senior member), OIQ, ACFAS

 Positions
June 1989, assistant professor
June 1994, associate professor
June 1999, full professor

1991-1996: directeur du programme de baccalauréat en génie informatique
1997-2003: directeur du Département de génie électrique et de génie informatique
2003-2009: vice-doyen au développement et à la recherche, Faculté des sciences et de génie
2007-2009: vice-président aux affaires scientifiques et aux partenariats - FQRNT

 Teaching
Past courses:
MAT-1903 Matrix algebra
GEL-2004 Design II
GEL-3006 Communications systems
GEL-4200 Digital communications
GEL-7000 Random processes

Courses presently taught:

GEL-3003 Discrete signals and systems

 Interests
Digital signal processing for communications and the study of complexity and performance tradeoffs in hardware implementations, with applications in wireless and optical communications.

 Awards
Award from the Cercle des ambassadeurs de Québec - 2008
"Person of influence" Award from the Société du Centre des congrès de Québec for OCEANS 2008 conference
"Person of influence" Award from the Société du Centre des congrès de Québec for IEEE Sections Congress 2008
"New event confirmed in 2004" Award, Cercle des ambassadeurs de Québec
Networking and Outreach SYTACom Award - 2007
Fellow, Canadian Engineering Institute - 2003
IEEE Eastern Canada Merit Award 2000

 Graduate students under direction
Minh Quang Nguyen
Channel estimation and synchronization in MC-CDMA
Ahmed Refeay
Universal decoder for convolutional, turbo and LDPC codes
Carolle Thon-Adjalin
Multi-carrier system over plastic optical fiber
Rui Yang
Adaptive LDPC modulation over a flat Rayleigh channel

 Graduate students under co-direction
Irina Adjudeanu
Méthode de construction et analyse des performances des codes correcteurs d'erreurs à faible densité de parité
Chi Pham Thi Duong
Gaussian belief propagation based joint detection in MIMO systems

 
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