Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies (Interim) and Professor
Room: STE 5092
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6208
Work E-mail: cdamours@uOttawa.ca
Claude D'Amours received his B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in communications in 1990. He obtained his M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992. His Master's thesis is entitled "Differential and Coherent RAKE Receivers for DS-CDMA in Frequency-Selective Rayleigh Fading Channels". He completed the requirements for the degree of Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1995. His Ph.D. thesis is entitled "Hybrid DS/FH-CDMA Systems Employing FSK Based Modulation Schemes". All of these degrees were obtained at the University of Ottawa. His Master's and Ph.D. supervisor was Dr. Abbas Yongacoglu.
In 1992, while pursuing his Ph.D., Claude D'Amours was employed as a systems engineer at Calian Communication Systems Ltd., in Kanata, Ontario. He joined the Communications Research Centre (CRC) as a systems engineer in 1995 upon completion of his Ph.D. Still in 1995, Claude D'Amours accepted the position of Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada. He remained at RMC until July 1999 when he joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2005 and has been serving as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Engineering since March 2007.
He won the Faculty of Engineering’s John V Marsh Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and a University of Ottawa Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007.
His research interests are in the field of communications with special interest in digital communications, coding, modulation, multiple access, information theory, and encryption. He has performed extensive research in code division multiple access (CDMA) systems. His current research work focuses on advanced spreading allocation techniques for DS-CDMA and MIMO-CDMA systems. He is the primary inventor of the parity bit selected spreading technique for CDMA systems as well as the permutation spreading technique for MIMO-CDMA systems.
Fields of Interest
- Wireless Communications
- MIMO, CDMA, OFDM SC-FDMA
- Error Control Coding