Bob Dony

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Associate Professor, Area Head, Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 ext. 53458
THRN 2341
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Education and Employment Background 

Dr. Bob Dony received his PhD from McMaster University. Between 1995 and 1997, held a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Computing at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dony joined the School of Engineering in 1997 where he is now an Associate Professor and the Area Head for Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Dony has held positions as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Researcher at the University of York, United Kingdom, and as a Visiting Scientist in the Medical Devices Division, ON Semiconductor in Waterloo.

Research Themes 

Dony’s research is focused on neural network and other intelligent processing models for image and signal processing. Applications of his work include biological-based data, such as medical imaging and audio processing. Key areas of focus include:

  1. Medical Imaging. Dony explores image compression multimodal image registration and the analysis of medical images such as equine tendon sonograms.
  2. Neural network architectures. Dony’s research also touches on neural network architectures and other nonlinear, adaptive techniques for speech enhancement and noise reduction, with applications for digital hearing aids.


  • President, Professional Engineers Ontario, 2017-2018
  • Chair, Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, 2020-2021
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008-2012
  • Companion, Order of Honour, Professional Engineers Ontario, 2021
  • Fellow, Engineers Canada, 2009
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2005
  • P.Eng. license, Professional Engineers of Ontario, 1989-present

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