Abdallah Shami receives international recognition for research contributions


Abdallah Shami, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Western Engineering, has been recognized for his research contributions with honours from the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Shami has been named an AAIA Fellow, joining some of the world’s leading academics researching the development and application of AI in different fields of science and technology.

He has also been awarded the TCIIN Technical Achievement Award by the IEEE Communications Society. Shami is being recognized for his “exceptional achievements in information infrastructure and networking, notably through innovative orchestration of virtualized resources, visionary AI application in network service placement, and his outstanding leadership in championing open-source practices in the field.”

"I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been selected for the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Communications Society Information Infrastructure and Networking Technical Committee, as well as being elected Fellow for the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association," says Shami.

"I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to both my current and past research group members, whose persistent pursuit of research excellence and collaborative spirit are integral to this award. This achievement is as much theirs as it is mine, reflecting our shared commitment and contributions to our field."

Shami, who is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Engineering Institute of Canada, has made several notable contributions to technology transfer that have been integrated into the products of major international companies. He leads the Optimized Computing and Communications (OC2) Laboratory, where his team has gained an international reputation for its strong contributions to both academic and industrial research.