Xavier Fernando is a Professor and Multimedia Stream Coordinator at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has PhD from the University of Calgary, Alberta. He has co-authored close to 100 research articles and holds a patent. He is leading Ryerson Communications Research Lab. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has delivered invited talks worldwide including the Cambridge University (UK) and Princeton University (USA). He is a member in the IEEE COMSOC Education Board Working Group on Wireless Communications. He is a co-author and co-editor of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communication Body of Knowledge (WEBOK). He was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications (IAT), UK in 2008. He has worked for AT&T for three years as an R&D Engineer. He is a program evaluator for ABET.
His work has won several awards and prizes including IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, second prize in Sarnoff Symposium 2009, Opto-Canada best poster prize 2003 and CCECE best paper prize in 2001. He is very active professionally and won IEEE COMSOC Chapter Achievement Award for 2008 and IEEE Toronto Section exemplary service award in 2007. He was the General Chair for IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity 2009. He has obtained funding from Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA), Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canadian Foundation of Innovations (CFI), Ontario Innovations Trust Fund (OIT), Ryerson International, MITACS, and Canadian Photonic Fabrication Research (CPFR).