DR. HANAN ANIS - NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, University of Ottawa

Hanan Anis joined the University of Ottawa, as an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology (SITE) in July 2004. Prior to that, Hanan was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an optical long-haul networking company that employed 250 people at its peak.

Hanan played an integral part in conceiving Ceyba's product architecture, formulating its business plan, and successfully raising over $100M in venture capital to finance operations. From 1994 to 2000, Hanan worked at Nortel Networks in different positions conducting pioneering research in various areas of photonics, ranging from device physics to optical networking.

Hanan holds a B.Sc from Ain-Shams University (1987), a M.A.Sc (1991) and a Ph.D (1996) from University of Toronto both in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has numerous journal and conference publications and patents. Hanan's current research interests include Biophotonics and Engineering Management.