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Richard Hornsey

University Professor, Chair, P.Eng


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


I am a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, I have served as Associate Dean for Engineering in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and as Vice Dean and Interim Dean in the Lassonde School of Engineering.

My MA, MSc and DPhil degrees are in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and I am a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. Also, I am a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and was awarded the honorific title of University Professor at York in 2015.

I currently serve as Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Research Interests

My current research projects relate to the history of engineering and technical education. See my web site for more information.

Earlier research interests have covered: Liquid metal ion sources; Quantum electronic devices; Amorphous silicon devices and sensors; CMOS active pixel sensors and integrated cameras; Biologically inspired image sensors; Sensor networks and swarms. A list of these publications is also available on my web site.