Academic Family Tree
A list of my academic family members and our academic family tree in a graphical format.
Brian and Dr. Phil Byer
My academic training at the University of Toronto was shaped significantly by my BASc thesis and MASc thesis supervisor Professor Phil Byer, shown in the above photo, and by Professor Barry Adams. My academic training at Duke was very positively influenced by my PhD supervisor Dr. Eric Pas, by then-Department Chair Dr. Aarne Vesilind, and by Dr. Alan Neebe of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Gordon Huang and Brian
Academic Career Summary
A list of awards, courses taught, recent publications.
President Peter George and Brian
The above photo captures the conferral of the President’s Teaching Award for Excellence in Instruction from Dr. Peter George, President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster, at the 2008 Spring Engineering Convocation.
Cam and Anna with Brian
I’m always happiest when I am in the classroom with students, and feel that this is the ideal environment to motivate and inspire young people to be their best. Here, I am with a small but wonderful group of graduate students from McMaster’s Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology.