EECS Professor Richard Hornsey to Receive Title of University Professor During Spring Convocation Ceremonies
York University will confer the title of “University Professor” upon EECS Professor Richard Hornsey.
The title will be bestowed at the 2015 Spring Convocation. York defines a University Professor as one “who has made an extraordinary contribution to the University as a colleague, teacher and scholar”.
From the award citation: Professor Hornsey has had a major impact on the development of both the discipline of Engineering and the Lassonde School of Engineering at York, fulfilling a strategic direction of the University. He has guided the establishment and
expansion of the curriculum and its innovative focus on the “Renaissance Engineer”, and successfully taken the School through two accreditation reviews. A pioneering scholar in the field of integrated image sensor systems, he has attracted continued funding, published widely, been awarded two patents and been recognized by his peers. He is also highly regarded as teacher, supervisor and mentor to both colleagues and students, and has published with many of his graduate students.