Meet our Researchers
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
George Shaker (S IEEE 1997, SM IEEE 2015) is the lab director of the Wireless Sensors and Devices Laboratory at the University of Waterloo-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging. He is an (Adjunct + Research) professor with University of Waterloo at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Previously, he was an NSERC scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Shaker also held multiple roles with RIM’s (BlackBerry). With close to twenty years of industrial experience in technology, and more than eight years as a faculty member leading project related to the application of wireless sensor systems for healthcare, automotives, and unmanned aerial vehicles, Prof. Shaker has many design contributions in commercial products available from startups and multinationals. A sample list includes Google, COM DEV, Honeywell, Blackberry, Spark Tech Labs, Bionym, Lyngsoe Systems, ON Semiconductors, Ecobee, Medella Health, NERV Technologies, Novela, Thalmic Labs, North, General Dynamics Land Systems, General Motors, Toyota, Maple Lodge Farms, Rogers Communications, and Purolator. Dr. Shaker has authored/co-authored 120+ publications and 35+ patents/patent applications, as well as received multiple recognitions and awards.