The community consultation process enabled the university’s board of directors to approve the appointment of Andre Zakarin on 21 April. It will come into force at the end of its current mandate on 1 July 2021 for a period of 4 July.
“On behalf of the entire management team, I heartily congratulate Mr. Zakarin on this appointment and assure him of our full support in the further development of your faculty. His vast experience and his commitment to the Université Laval will also be invaluable assets in the pursuit of our university mission in this context of pandemics and great upheavals. », Expressed Sophie D’Amours, Rector of the University.
In office since October 26, 2017, the dean spoke to members of the faculty community at the beginning of the year. In his communication, he reiterated his motivation to take up this second post and expressed his pride in the achievements and commitment of its members:
“For three years now, I have had the privilege and honor to serve you as dean, and have been solidly supported by teams of faculty and departmental directors, we have worked together to develop our faculty . We also had the support of members of the university administration with whom we work closely. “
14I The faculty’s dean, Mr. Zakarin, highlighted some of the highlights of recent years, such as the recognition of engineering programs for 6 years, investment in artificial intelligence, new infrastructure for online training and many partnerships and acquiring new Canada research chairs.
“I strongly believe that FSG is above all and above all the human equation”, he concluded.
Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, of which he was a director from 2008 to 2016, André Zakarin earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University as well as a doctorate in electrical engineering at Princeton University . Andre Zakarin specializes in the field of image and video processing, as well as artificial vision. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 20 undergraduate students in electrical engineering. He is the co-inventor of four patents, co-author of some fifty scientific publications, including one publication that won the Award for Best Article from IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1994. At the beginning of the year 2000, he was a researcher in the labs of Intel Corporation in California.
The entire faculty community wishes Mr. Zakarin success in the pursuit of his mandate!