Jonathan Rose (photo by Matthew Tierney)

Jonathan Rose recognized with Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award

Jonathan Rose, a professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer engineering at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has received the 2024 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award.

The award is Engineers Canada’s most prestigious honour, recognizing outstanding engineering achievements and leadership in the Canadian engineering community.  

Rose is a leading innovator in field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) – prefabricated digital chips that can be programmed to become any digital circuit. His research has recently pivoted to the application of software and large language models in the service of mental health. Currently, he is working with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), using large language models to develop a chatbot that can help people stop smoking.

“Professor Jonathan Rose has been a visionary leader in engineering research, education and entrepreneurship for decades,” said Professor Christopher Yip, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

“On behalf of the faculty, my warmest congratulations to him on this well-deserved recognition and my heartfelt thanks for his many contributions to our community.”

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