Glenn Gulak, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto


Dr. Glenn Gulak is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

His present research interests are currently focused on two areas: (i) algorithms, circuits, and system-on-chip architectures for digital communication systems and (ii) for biological lab-on-chip microsystems.

He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in refereed journal and refereed conference proceedings. In addition, he has received numerous teaching awards for undergraduate courses taught in both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.

He held the L. Lau Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering for the 5-year period 1999-2004. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing Microsystems and the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Chair in Engineering.

Dr. Gulak received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba while holding a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship. From Jan. 1985 to Jan. 1988 he was a Research Associate in the Information Systems Laboratory and the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford University.

He has served on the ISSCC Signal Processing Technical Subcommittee from 1990 to 1999, ISSCC Technical Vice-Chair in 2000 and served as the Technical Program Chair for ISSCC 2001. He currently serves on the Technology Directions Subcommittee for ISSCC.

He received the IEEE Millenium Medal in 2001. From March 2001 to March 2003 he was the Chief Technical Officer and Senior VP LSI Engineering of a fabless semiconductor startup headquartered in Irvine, California with $70M USD of financing that focused on wireline and wireless communication ICs.