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AUTO21 Network researcher named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2013-11-13 08:33:03

AUTO21 Network researcher Victor Leung has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) — the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.

Dr. Leung, an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of British Columbia, was elected by his peers in recognition of his outstanding research in wireless networks.  Leung contributes to AUTO21’s Power Line Communications for electric vehicles project.

Leung is considered a world leader in research on wireless communication networks that enable tetherless exchange of information over global telecommunication. His research has advanced the adoption of wireless networks in the fields of healthcare, transportation and energy.
This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during an Induction and Awards Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alta.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly, research and artistic excellence in the academies of arts, humanities and sciences. The society’s mission is to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.
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