Dr. John Lodge, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. John Lodge is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the CRC. He assumed the CTO position in 2014, after serving as a research vice-president for several years, and before that, as a research director.

Beginning in the 1980s, Dr. Lodge built and led a renowned team of experts in the field of communications signal processing. Their work at CRC has long served Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Under his leadership, CRC's signal processing team established an international reputation for excellence in areas including modulation, error control coding, and synchronization for satellite and mobile wireless telecommunications. Along with ongoing support of government programs, extensive technology transfer to industry occurred through both licensing of intellectual property and contracting activities.

For many years, Dr. Lodge managed CRC's primary research and development program for radio spectrum monitoring and signal surveillance. Collectively known as Spectrum Explorer®, the resulting suite of technologies has been used experimentally and operationally by many government organizations and Canadian companies. There are more than 50 Spectrum Explorer® units currently in operation across the country helping ISED manage Canada's radio spectrum.

Dr. Lodge has been an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, the University of Manitoba and Concordia University. He also served on the Strategic Projects Selection Panel for Information Technologies of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and chaired the panel in his final year of service.

Dr. Lodge is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His awards include IEEE Canada's Outstanding Engineer Award. He received his Doctorate (Electrical Engineering) from Queen's University and after working for three years in the industry, he joined CRC.

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