|Wayne D. Grover obtained his B.Eng.
from Carleton University, an M.Sc. from the University of Essex, and
Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, all in Electrical Engineering. He
had 10 years experience as scientific staff and management at BNR (now
Nortel Networks) on fiber optics, switching systems, digital radio and
other areas before joining TRLabs as its founding Technical VP in 1986.
In this position he was responsible for the development of the TRLabs
research program and contributing to development of the TRLabs
sponsorship base and he saw TRLabs through its early growth as a
start-up to over the 100-person level. He now functions as Chief
Scientist - Network Systems, at TRLabs and as Professor, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, at the University of Alberta. He has patents
issued or pending on 26 topics to date and in has received two TRLabs
Technology Commercialization Awards for the licensing of restoration
and network-design related technologies to industry. He is a recipient
of the IEEE Baker Prize Paper Award for his work on self-organizing
networks, as well as an IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Award, an
Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Award and the University of
Alberta's Martha Cook-Piper Research Award. In 2001-2002 he is also
holder of a prestigious NSERC E.R.W. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. He is
a P.Eng. in the Province of Alberta and a member of SPIE and a Fellow
of the IEEE.