Two prominent members of our Industrial Electronics Society, Prof. Ya-Jun Pan and Prof. Yang Shi, have been elected Fellows of Canadian Academy of Engineering.

20 June 2023 – During the Induction Ceremony, Ya-Jun Pan, Yang Shi (center at the back) and other new Fellows were formally inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering – Photo: Geoff Howe / CAE (


The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada, provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians. The CAE is an independent, self-governing, and non-profit organization established in 1987. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

Prof. Ya-Jun Pan, Prof. Yang Shi and the other new Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada and around the world and for their service as role models in their fields and to their communities. On 5 June 2023, the Canadian Academy of Engineering announced the election of fifty-five Fellows of the Academy who have provided engineering leadership in the fields of education, infrastructure, innovation, energy, transportation, and many more.

Congratulations to them!

Ya-Jun Pan, Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Ya-Jun Pan is an internationally renowned researcher, distinguished educator, and volunteer leader. She is a Professor at Dalhousie University and has made significant contributions in nonlinear control and cyber physical systems with in-depth applications to intelligent robotics and industrial automation. Dr. Pan has contributed extensively to engineering and professional societies and been recognized with fellowships in EIC, CSME, and ASME, Research Excellence Award, and Humboldt Fellowship. She has provided dedicated leadership in Canadian and international research communities, serving as the Senior Editor, Associate Editors, IES AdCom, conference organizing committees, WiE Chair, VP Atlantic of CSME, and NSERC EG member.


Yang Shi, Professor, University of Victoria
As Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, IEEE, ASME, P.Eng., Dr. Shi is an international authority on networked and distributed control, model predictive control, and cyberphysical systems. His pioneering work, with a seminal impact from the advancement of scientific knowledge to industrial innovation, has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including Clarivate-Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2014-2022) and the 2023 CSME Mechatronics Medal. His research has been patented and applied by industry and has led to commercialization. He serves as IEEE IES Vice-President and Co-Editor-in-Chief of two premium IEEE journals. He has received outstanding teaching awards and trained over 170 next-generation researchers/engineers.


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