Dr. Sri Krishnan is a dedicated academic leader, an accomplished researcher and an experienced administrator. He joined Ryerson in 1999 as an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and has held the positions of assistant chair, graduate program director and chair. He was appointed associate dean (research, development and graduate programs) in 2011, and took on the role of interim dean in 2013-2014. Dr. Krishnan was instrumental in founding Ryerson’s undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering, the first of its kind in Canada. He oversaw the launch of several new program options in electrical engineering, and fostered numerous international collaborations and industry partnerships. Under his direction, the PhD program in electrical and computer engineering was launched, and he played a pivotal role in establishing the faculty’s Research and Innovation Office (RiO).
Dr. Krishnan is one of Canada’s leaders in biomedical research, with expertise in biomedical signal processing. He holds one US patent and has published nearly 260 papers in refereed journals and conferences. An active collaborator with clinicians, industries and researchers, Dr. Krishnan has attracted significant research funding from many of Canada’s most prominent agencies, and holds a prestigious Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Signal Analysis. In addition, he is actively engaged in graduate student training and supervision. He holds a BEng in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India, and an MSc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Krishnan is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Krishnan has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Ryerson-Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award in 2011, the Ontario Research Innovation Award from Biodiscovery Toronto in 2008, and the Canadian Engineers' Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers’ Canada in 2007.