IEEE Canada Congratulates Dr. Octavia Dobre for Interim Dean Appointment
Dr. Octavia Dobre was appointed as Interim Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, effective May 2, 2022, until April 28, 2023.
Published: Apr 18, 2022 by IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section
In their April Newsletter, IEEE Canada congratulated Dr. Octavia Dobre for her appointment as Interim Dean of Engineering and Applied Science. “Big congratulations to Dr. Octavia Dobre for being appointed Interim Dean of Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,” wrote IEEE Canada. According to Memorial University’s Gazette, Dr. Dobre “has been appointed interim dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, effective May 2, 2022, until April 28, 2023,” replacing Dr. Greg Naterer, who has been appointed vice-president, academic and research, at the University of Prince Edward Island. As announced by Dr. Naterer, Dr. Dobre is the first female Dean of Engineering at Memorial Univeristy.
Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Octavia Dobre, Interim Dean of @MUN_Engineering, @MemorialU 's first female Dean of Engineering, and a distinguished researcher (wireless communications), teacher, and leader - to all women and young girls, dream big, the sky is the limit! pic.twitter.com/KDGAAeUjqS— Greg Naterer (@GregNaterer) March 19, 2022
A Fellow of the IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Dr. Dobre is currently professor, research chair, and associate dean of research in the Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Her research interests include various wireless technologies, such as NOMA and full duplex, machine learning for communications, blind signal identification and parameter estimation techniques, physical layer security, transceiver optimization algorithms, resource allocation, as well as underwater and optical communications. She is also the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Open Journal of the IEEE Communications Society, and an Editor with the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine and IEEE Systems. She was the EiC of the IEEE Communications Letters and served as Senior Editor/Editor/Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Signal Processing, IEEE Wireless Communications, and other prestigious journals. She has been the General Chair, Tutorial Chair, Technical Committee Chair or Technical Symposium Chair at numerous conferences, such as IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WCNC and IEEE I2MTC.