Dr. Michel Fattouche

Dr. Michel Fattouche is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Calgary. His research work has led to 19 patents issued. Based on his patents in W-OFDM (Wide-band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) he co-founded Wi-LAN Inc. in 1993. Most recently, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced that its “WirelessMAN” Standard 802.16a would incorporate Wi-LAN’s patented W-OFDM technology. Based on his patents on Super-Resolution, Dr. Fattouche also co-founded Cell-Loc Inc. in 1995 (which became Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc. in 2003), the developer of a family of network-based wireless location products that enable location-sensitive services. Several networks have been deployed in Canada.

He has been named “Calgarian of the Year” by Business in Calgary magazine in 2000, “Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2000 for Communications and Technology as part of the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program, and “Professor of the Year” by the Student Union for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary in 1999. His work has been widely cited internationally, with an h-index of 13, and over 300 external citations.

Dr. Fattouche is also a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.