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Catherine Rosenberg



Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo where she holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet (since 2010) and the Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems (since 2018). She started her career in ALCATEL, France and then at AT&T Bell Labs., USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK where she created and headed the R&D Department in Broadband Satellite Networking. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University where she co-founded in May 2002 the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications (CWSA). She joined University of Waterloo on Sept 1st, 2004 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a three-year term.

Catherine Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid 2015. She became its president January 2013. She also became the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) B<>COM on multimedia and networking in 2014.  She is currently on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE. She was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from January 2007 to December 2009. She was an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and served as IEEE Communications Surveys and Series co-Editor for the Series on Adhoc and Sensor Networks for IEEE Communications Magazine. She was a Visiting Scientist at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in 2016, Technicolor Lab in Paris in June 2009 and in Orange Lab also in Paris in June 2011, at the Laboratory of Information, Network and Communication Sciences (LINCS), Paris, France (from May to Dec. 2012) and in the EECS Dept. at the University of California at Berkeley (from Feb. to May 2013). 

She was elected an IEEE Fellow for contributions to resource management in wireless and satellite networks on 2011 and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013.

She has authored over 200 papers on wireless networking, traffic engineering and energy systems, and has been granted eight US patents.


Diplome d'Ingenieur, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne, Brest, France, 1983.

M.S. (Comp. Sci.), University of California at Los Angeles, 1984.

Doctorat en Sciences, Universite de Paris XI, Orsay, France.

Research Interests

Wireless networks and energy systems.