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Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award Recipients

The Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award is presented annually to one or more faculty members who have made an outstanding contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity in their area(s) of expertise while employed at Ryerson. The contribution to SRC activity may be a notable, significant long-term, cumulative contribution; or a single, particularly insightful or formative idea, discovery, application, interpretation, or body of creative or artistic work.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $3,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

The Distinguished Scholar Award is made available through the joint contributions of professor emeritus Sarwan Sahota and Ryerson University.

Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

2022 recipient

Alagan Anpalagan

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Alagan Anpalagan is an internationally recognized research leader in wireless communications engineering. He has made contributions to modeling, analysis, design and optimization of energy and spectrally efficient resource management techniques; game and learning theories; and queuing models for efficient use of communication and network resources. His scholarly contributions to dynamic spectrum management in cognitive small cell radio networks are innovative. His work fosters the discovery and demonstrates the application of engineering principles to solve real-world problems. He has authored over 350 papers and edited six books, including the first handbook on green information and communication systems. An inspiring mentor, he has trained generations of engineers and researchers, and has been recognized for his teaching, research and professional service.

Past recipients

  • Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
    Department of English, Faculty of Arts
  • Michael Arts
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Xiao-Ping Zhang
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Trevor Hart
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Mehrab Mehrvar
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Ruth Panofsky
    Department of English, Faculty of Arts
  • Dérick Rousseau
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science