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The Royal Round-Up

Four Queen’s University researchers with expertise ranging from arts education to software analytics have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the most senior and prestigious academic society in Canada.

Stephen Archer, Heather Stuart and Rena Upitis were elected to the Fellowship, while Ahmed Hassan was named a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

RSC Fellows are internationally recognized leaders in their respective research fields, including the arts, social and natural sciences, health sciences and humanities. Candidates can be nominated by existing Fellows or by one of the RSC's member institutions. Competitive candidates are elected by their peers.

The College is a separate program that recognizes the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership and seeks to gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.

“The four newly-elected RSC members have made significant research contributions nationally and internationally, demonstrative of the range of research expertise and excellence found across campus,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “My sincere congratulations to these scholars who are being recognized alongside the best and most impactful researchers in Canada.” (Read More).

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Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan

I am a Professor in the School of Computing at Queen's University. I earned my PhD, MMath, and BMath degrees from the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. At Queen's, I lead the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) and I was the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Software Analytics, as well as the NSERC/BlackBerry Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering for Ultra Large Scale systems. My industrial experience includes helping architect the Blackberry wireless platform at RIM\BlackBerry, working for IBM Research at the Almaden Research Lab, and for the Computer Research Lab at Nortel Networks. I am the named inventor of patents at several jurisdictions around the world including the United States, Europe, India, Canada, and Japan, and I spearheaded the organization and creation of the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) conference and its research community. I have also co-edited special issues of the IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, and the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering on the MSR topic.