Full Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering

 Paul Fortier received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Université Laval in 1982 and 1984, and his Master’s in Statistics and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and 1989. Since 1989, he has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at Université Laval.

From 1991 to 1996, he was director of the Bachelor’s program in Computer Engineering and from 1997 to 2003, he was director of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. From 2003 to 2007, he was Vice-Dean for development and research at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he was Vice-President of Scientific affairs and partnerships at the FQRNT. From 2010 to 2012, he was Vice-Rector for Research and innovation at Université Laval. From 2015 to 2020, he was Director of the Institute of Information Technologies and Societies. Since 2016, he has been director of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

His research interests include digital signal processing for communications and the study of complexity and performance trade-offs in hardware implementations, with applications in wireless communications.

He participated in the organization of national and international conferences in these fields. He has been a consultant for several companies and government agencies in Canada. Paul Fortier is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the IEEE.

Fields of Interest

  • Digital communications
  • Error correcting codes
  • Multi-carrier systems
  • Digital signal processing applied to communications


Research Thrust

  • Physical Environment

Research Groups

  • Laboratoire de radio communication et de traitement du signal
  • STARaCom

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