Shahryar Rahnamayan

Dr. Shahryar Rahnamayan

BSc, MSc, PhD (Waterloo), PEng, SMIEEE

Awards and Honors

  • Received the UOIT Research Excellence Award, UOIT, 2017.
  • Nominated for UOIT Research Excellence Award, UOIT, 2015.
  • The first place in Annual Capstone Projects Competition, UOIT, April 2014.
  • Nominated for UOIT Research Excellence Award, UOIT, 2013.
  • Nominated for UOIT Teaching Excellence Award, UOIT, 2013.
  • The first place in Annual Capstone Projects Competition, UOIT, April 2013.
  • Achievement Increment Award, $2,000/year, UOIT, Oshawa, July 2012.
  • The second place in Annual Capstone Projects Competition, UOIT, April 2012.
  • Best Poster Award in the 6th Annual Research Showcase, UOIT, Aug. 2009.
  • NSERC's Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (awarded only to 15 Canadians each year), University of Tokyo (Host Researcher: Prof. Hitoshi IBA), $40,000/year for two years, April 2008 (declined).
  • NSERC's Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF), $60,000/year for two years, March 2008 (declined).
  • NSERC's Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF), $43,724, Feb. 2008 (declined).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, $41,000, Simon Fraser University, March 2008.
  • Nominated for PhD Alumni Gold Medal [unfortunately, it was rejected because of the late submission of the application to the Graduate School Office.], Aug. 2007.
  • Best Presentation Award, National Computer Symposium, May 2007.
  • IEEE WCCI 2006 Student Travel Grant, $450, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, 2006.
  • Best Session Presentation Award, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, 2006.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), $15,000, University of Waterloo, 2006.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), $5,000, University of Waterloo, 2006 (declined).
  • President's Graduate Scholarship, $10,000, (University of Waterloo's highest award for outstanding graduate students), 2006.
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship, $1,000, University of Waterloo, 2006.
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship, $1,000, University of Waterloo, 2005.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), $15,000, University of Waterloo, 2005.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), $5,000, University of Waterloo, 2005 (declined).
  • Award for Successful Supervision of Azarbijans' Team on Kharazmi National Competition (first place among 30 provinces), Tabriz, Iran, 2005.
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, $1,000, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2005.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship, $10,000, (awarded to outstanding graduate students across Canada), University of Waterloo, 2004.
  • Best Presentation Award, National Computer Symposium for Teachers, Iran, 2004.
  • NSERC's Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS), University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004 (declined).
  • Graduate Incentive Award (GIA), $1,666, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2003.
  • Finalist for NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2003.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship, $10,000, University of Waterloo, 2003.
  • Award of Ranked First of Class in M.A.Sc. Degree, Shaheed Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2001.
  • Ranked in top 1% in nationwide Electrical and Computer Engineering M.Sc. entrance exam, 1999.
  • Award of Ranked First of Class in B.Eng. Degree, Shaheed Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 1998.
  • Award for Designing and Implementation of High Quality Storage Management Software, Ministry of Energy, Tehran, Iran, 1997.
  • Award of Ranked First of Class in A.A. Degree, Technical Institute of Tabriz, Iran, 1992.
  • Award of First Place in Mathematics in the Institutional Competition Technical Institute of Tabriz, Iran, 1992.
  • Award of First Place in Mathematics in the Second Round of Technical Institutes National Scientific Competition, Shiraz, Iran, 1991.
  • Award of First Place in Mathematics in the Institutional Competition, Technical Institute of Tabriz, Iran, 1991.
  • Award of First Place in Physics in the Institutional Competition, Technical Institute of Tabriz, Iran, 1990.