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Welcome Address: Bradford Stimpson, M. Eng., P. Eng., TELUS Communications Ltd.,


Time & Location: 9 - 10 am at George Vari Engineering Building (Room: ENG 105)



Bradford is a licensed Professional Engineer specialized in Wireless Telecommunications and has received his M.Eng from McGill University and B.Eng. from Ryerson University in Canada. While at Ryerson, Bradford was involved in the planning of 3 ICUE conferences from 2003 to 2005 and was the IEEE Student Branch's General Chair in 2005 where he was recognized for his outstanding leadership. Bradford has worked with several telecommunication service providers in Canada and has led the deployment of hundreds of satellite, fixed-wireless and cellular sites. Through a series of roles ending as the Director of Operations for OmniGlobe Networks, Bradford was instrumental in building the startup telecommunications firm from the ground-up to nearly $22M in revenue and was a key manager in the turn-around of RAMTelecom, a failing satellite company. Ultimately, Bradford moved-on in 2011 when OmniGlobe was sold and is currently working with TELUS communications leading an Engineering team designing both macro and in-building cellular sites.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hossein Rahnama, Digital Media Zone


Time & Location: 1:30 - 2:30 pm at George Vari Engineering Building (Room: ENG 105)



Dr. Hossein Rahnama is the Research Director of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Hossein leads the DMZ’s market-driven research arm, facilitating and encouraging industry partnerships with DMZ companies and teams. He also leads the DMZ research team Flybits where undergraduate and graduate students work together to break new ground in mobile and pervasive computing. Hossein has been at Ryerson University for more than a decade, starting with his undergraduate degree and staying through to complete his doctoral degree and postdoctoral work. Prior to his doctoral studies at Ryerson, Hossein was a Mobile Applications Architect at Primus Telecommunications in London, England. A man who wears many hats, Hossein is also the Research Director of the Ubiquitous Computing Group at Ryerson, and an instructor for the Department of Computer Science. He is an advocate for Canadian-European research collaborations in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, having completed collaborations with more than 14 industry partners across Europe. In 2010, under Hossein’s direction, the Flybits team launched the Mobile Transit Companion for the Paris Metro Authority (RATP). This mobile application, which is now live in Paris, provides passengers in transit with live, customized, useful data at their fingertips. Hossein is the recipient of an OCE International Scholarship and the Ryerson NSERC Innovation Challenge Award, Apple Inc. student scholarship. In 2008, he was a semi-finalist for the Business Plan Contest at Harvard Business School. Hossein has more than 15 publications and patents on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing.










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