ERIC GEORGE MANNING
P.Eng., I.S.P., F.IEEE, FEIC, etc
Born in Windsor, Ontario on 4 August, 1940.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and an Honorary Professor of South East University, Nanjing, PRC. He is listed in Who’s Who in Canada, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in America.
Education: He received his early education in the Sarnia , Ontario public school system.
1961 - Honours B.Sc. In Mathematics and Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. First Class Honour Standing at Graduation.
1962 - M. Sc. In Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
1962-64 - Teaching Assistant in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Illinois, Urbana.
1964-65 - Research Assistant in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois.
1965 - Ph.D. In Electrical Engineering from Illinois, for work on self-diagnosis of hardware faults in digital processors, done under the guidance of the late Professor Sundaram Seshu.
Experience: 1965-66 - Assistant Professor and Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., where he worked on fault-diagnosis problems related to the GE-645/MULTICS time-sharing project.
1966-68 - Member of Technical Staff in the Electronic Switching Division of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Holmdel, New Jersey and Naperville, Illinois. There he worked on reliability and availability problems of computer-based communications systems and on hardware design automation.
1968-75 - Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
1970-71 - On loan to the Science Council of Canada to work as Project Officer on a Study of Computer Applications and Technology.
1972-75 - Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
1975-86 - Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo.
1973-82 - Founding Director of the University of Waterloo Computer Communications Networks Group, an interdisciplinary research group studying problems in computer communications.
1982-86 - Founding Director, Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.
1982-86 - Member of Council, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada.
1983-86 - corporate Director, Develcon Electronics Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
1986- 00 - Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria.
1992- 00- Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria
1986- 92 - Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria.
1992-93 - IBM Chair of Computer Science, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan
1993 – 98 Wighton Professor, Depts of Computer Science & ECE, Univ. of Victoria, and Director, Parallel, Networked & Distributed Computing & Applications Group
2001 - New Media Centre / Nortel Networks Professor of Network Performance, University of Victoria
2001 – Principal Scientist, High Performance Networking Cluster, New Media Centre, Vancouver.
1961, Encyclopedia Brittanica Prize for Excellence in Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Waterloo.
1962, University of Illinois Summer Fellowship (declined).
1969, 1970, University of Waterloo Research Stipends.
1983, Hardware Stream Best Paper Award, 16th Hawaii HICSS
1984, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
1986, Honorary Visiting Professor, South East University, Nanjing , Jiangsu, PRC,
1990, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
1992, Best Paper Award, Telecommunications Industry Association of Japan (with S. Nishio & K.F. Li)
1992, IBM Chair of Computer Science, Keio University, Yagami, Yokohama.
Publications & Memberships
Dr. Manning is the author or co-author of research publications dealing with hardware fault-diagnosis problems, design automation, computer networks and distributed processing. He is co-author of the book "Fault Diagnosis of Digital Systems" published in English by John Wiley & Sons, New York, and in Japanese by Sangyo Tosho Limited, Tokyo. He has been a consultant to Bell-Northern Research, Northern Electric, the Federal Department of Communications, the Science Council of Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority, the Federal Department of Industry, Trade & Commerce, the Ministry of State for Science & Technology, Honeywell Canada, Honeywell Inc., Nortel Technologies Inc., Nortel Networks Inc., and Sony Corporation, Tokyo. Committees he has served on include the NRC Subcommittee on process control in the mining industry, the NRC Associate Committee on Artificial Intelligence, the Canadian Universities' Network Design Committee and the Ontario Universities' Network design Committee.
His current research interests are in the areas of computer and telecommunications technologies, in particular data switching, computer networks and distributed processing. He is also interested in the social and economic impacts of computer and communications technologies.
His major administrative responsibility from 1972 to 1982 was the Computer Communications Networks Group at Waterloo. The CCNG comprised about ten academics from the Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics, plus an equal number of graduate students and a professional support staff off twelve people. Its annual budget was around $250,000 (excluding academic salaries) and it was funded from a variety of sources including a Negotiated Grant from the National Research Council of Canada. The research was mission oriented, and the CCNG has close ties with a number of industrial and governmental organizations in Canada, the United States and in France
In the (1974-75) academic year, he was invited to organize and chair sessions on his research specialty at the 1975 International Data Communications Conference (jointly sponsored by the ACM and IEEE), and the Canadian Federal Government's Data Processing Institute Conference. He has been designated as a member of the IEEE Distinguished Visitors Panel, and has been invited to address several chapters of the IEEE Computer Group in this capacity. He has refereed papers for the National Computer Conference, The U.S.A. - Japan computer conference and the Transactions on Computers, and has assisted in the founding of the journal Computer Networks, published by North-Holland. In 1966 he became a Member of the IEEE and in 1984 became a Fellow.
In 1975-76, he was appointed Vice Chair of the Program Committee for IFIP 77 and Area Chairman for Computer Networks. He also gave a series of invited lectures at the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, as part of that Department's Distinguished Visiting Lecturer series. He was appointed to the Editorial Board of Computer Networks. finally, he was appointed Chair of the Computer Services Co-ordination Board of the Council of Ontario Universities.
In 1976-77 he was a Session Chair and Program Committee member of the International Conference on computer Communications (ICCC 76) and was invited to lecture at the Japan Institute for Information Technology, Tokyo.
In 1976 he was invited to become a Member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering for a two year term beginning January 1977.
In 1977 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of Computer Data magazine.
In 1978 he was a Session Chair at the (U.S.) National Computing Conference He was appointed Program Committee Chair for the 1981 International Switching Symposium, and a member of the Program Committee of the First International Conference on Distributed Processing. Finally, he delivered invited addresses at COMPSAC 78 and the Texas Computer Systems Conference.
In 1979 he was invited to serve as a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's Advisory Panel for Strategic Grants in Communications for a three-year term . He was invited to serve as Chair for NSERC's Advisory Panel for Strategic Grants in communications for the year commencing March 1, l979. He was also appointed to the Chairmanship of the Computer Science Advisory Board of Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis. The latter Committee reports to Honeywell's Corporate Vice-President for Technology, Dr. E.F. Hueter. He also served on the Program Committee for the First International Conference on distributed systems and gave the Keynote Address at the Canadian Government's Data Processing Institute. He was appointed to the Science Council of Canada's Committee on Communications and Computers: Information and Canadian Society.
In 1980 he delivered an invited paper at the IFIP 80 world information processing Congress, and was appointed to the National Research Council of Canada's Advisory Committee on computer technology. He gave an invited paper at the York University / Royal Society of Canada's symposium on Prospects for Man, and delivered the Gordon Lecture at l'Université de Sherbrooke. (Gordon Lectures are sponsored by the Canada Studies Foundation, in honour of Walter L. Gordon. Previous lecturers have included Eric Kierans, Abraham Rotstein and Leon Dion.) He was re-elected Chair of the NSERC Panel on Strategic Grants in Communications. He lectured at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey and Naperville, Illinois, as a member of the Laboratories' Distinguished Visiting Speaker program. He lectured at the IBM Japan Amagi Symposium on Operating Systems as one of two foreign invitees.
In 1981 he was appointed Director of the University of Waterloo's Institute for Computer Research, reporting to the Vice President, Academic. The Institute comprises twelve mission-oriented research groups involving about eighty faculty members and two hundred postgraduates in computer technology; it was formed to unify and further strengthen the University's efforts in this field. It is unique in Canada and one of very few such organizations in North America.
He was also appointed Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's Committee on Strategic Grants, and hence an ex-officio member of the Council's Executive Committee, Allocations Committee, and Committee on Grants and Scholarships.
In 1983, he was elected to the Corporate Board of Directors of Develcon Electronics Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was also appointed Chair of the University Interface Committee of the National Microelectronics Facility, NSERC.
In 1984 he was elected to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to the diagnosis and simulation of faults in digital systems. The Institute for Computer Research (ICR) and related activities received $31 million from the Government of Ontario for a Computer Research Building. ICR also obtained eleven Corporate Partners, firms which invested $250,000 each in the Institute's research program, and twenty-five industrial Affiliates. The ICR also received $25 million from Digital Equipment Corporation for a joint UW-DEC research collaboration in computer technology valued at $65 million in total. Also, he was elected to the Steering Committee charged with drafting a Canadian proposal for Fifth Generation Computer research, and served as Chair of the Committee. He was re-elected to the Develcon Electronics Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Management Advisory Group of the Canada Microelectronics Cooperative, Inc. Finally, he gave the Alexander Graham Bell Lecture at McMaster University, Hamilton.
In 1985 he was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Develcon Electronics Ltd. and was re-appointed as a Member of Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council. He was also appointed to the Technical Committee of Cadence computer Corporation, Ottawa.
In 1986 he served as an expert witness for the prosecution in "Apple Computer, Inc. and Apple Canada Inc. versus Mackintosh Computers et al", before the Federal Court of Canada, bearing on the question of copyright protection for software. He was also appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA). He was appointed to the Program Committee for the 7th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, (IEEE, ACM, and GFI) to be held in Berlin FRG, Sept. '87. He was also made an Honorary Visiting Professor of the Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China (now South East University). Finally, he accepted the position of Dean of Engineering at the University of Victoria.
In 1987 he was appointed to the Steering Committee for the Prime Minister’s National Conference on Technology and Innovation, sponsored by the Ministry of State for Science and Technology. In this year he was also appointed to the Executive Committee of the B.C. Advanced Systems Institute, chaired a session on his specialty at the 7th Distributed Computing Symposium in Berlin, and served as Expert Advisor for the Science Council of Canada's National Report on Science and Technology. Finally, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Science Council of British Columbia, a provincial granting agency, for a three-year term.
Also he was appointed to the Program Committee of the Society for Computer Simulation to take part in the 1988 CSC Multiconference to be held in February 1988 in San Diego, California. He was appointed to the National Research Council's Advisory Committee on Artificial Intelligence. He was requested to serve as a reviewer for papers in his field of specialization for the 9th International conference on Computer Communication , Tel Aviv, October-November 1988.
In 1989 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canada Microelectronics Corporation, Ottawa, an agency which he had previously helped to organize. He was also appointed to the Board of the Apple Canada Educational Foundation, Universities Division. He participated in the Presidential Search Committees for the University of Victoria and for the Science Council of British Columbia .
The Faculty of Engineering received funding for its Engineering Office Building and construction began. Awards in the Government of Canada's Networks of Centers of Excellence program were announced; some 350 applications had been made for about 300M$ over a four year period. Fourteen proposals were funded nationwide; UVic participated in five and UVic Engineering participated in three of these, for estimated total funding of about $3.6 M. The Faculty of Engineering grew to 43 Faculty members, 500 undergraduate students and 130 postgraduate students; recruiting highlights included Prof. David Scott in energy systems, Prof. Yury Stepanenko in robotic control and Prof. Michael Fellows in theoretical computer science.
In 1992 the Faculty of Engineering at Victoria grew to 200 postgraduate and 700 undergraduate students. The Engineering Office Wing was occupied, and planning money was received for a Laboratory Wing of about 12000 square meters. He accepted the position of Visiting Professor, IBM Chair of Computer Science, at Keio University, Yokohama, one of Japan's leading universities. And, he gave the Keynote Address at the Fall Meeting of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), at Tokushima.
In 1993-4 he was appointed General Chair of the International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS-95) and Director of the UVic Parallel, Networked and Distributed Computing Group. Finally, he was asked by the Government of Nova Scotia to chair a review committee to recommend major reform of the province's teaching and research at university level in computer science.
In 1995-6 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Communications Research Centre, Government of Canada, and to the Computer Science Accreditation Council of Canada. He continued as President of the Canadian Association for Computer Science/Association Canadien pour l’Informatique, as Director of the PANDA Group in Victoria, and gave an invited address at ICPADS ’95, Hsinchu, Republic of China.
In 1996-7 he delivered an invited addresses at the Annual Meeting of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) , Shinjuku, and participated in the Computer Science Review Committee for McMaster University. He delivered an invited address at the World Wide Conference for Computers and Applications, Tsukuba. He joined the Board of the Consortium for Software Engineering Research, Ottawa, as a Director.
In 1997-8 he served on the Program Committee for WWCA 98, Tsukuba, continued as President of the Canadian Association for Computer Science, as a Director of the Consortium for Software Engineering Research, and as a member of the SHRC Standards Committee. He led a successful initiative at UVic to create options in Software Engineering in Computer Science and in ECE and to obtain new government funding for same. He chaired the review of computer science at the University of Northern British Columbia, & co-chaired an initiative to develop a University-wide proposal for CFI infrastructure support in IT . His group continued its sponsored collaboration with Sony Corporation and with the Sony Computer Science Lab, Tokyo, on distributed object-oriented systems for multimedia.
In 1998-9 he was invited to give the Basterfield Lecture, the annual invited lecture of the Faculty of Science, at the University of Regina. The PANDA Group continued its sponsored collaborations with Sony Corporation DSL and with Nortel Networks, Ottawa, on QoS for Internet Multimedia, network reliability and Flexible Service Level Agreements.
In 1999-00 he served on the Program Committee for Snowbird 2000, the Annual Research Conference of the Computing Research Association, Washington DC. The PANDA Group continued its sponsored collaborations with Sony Corporation DSL and with Nortel Networks, Ottawa, on QoS for Internet Multimedia, network reliability and Flexible Service Level Agreements. He was also appointed an advisor to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency, to assist in drafting the Five Year Plan for Information Technology for that country, and gave seminars in Hanoi, Saigon, Can Tho and Da Lat. He was appointed to the Steering Committee for the New Media Innovation Center, a joint venture of UVic, Simon Fraser University, UBC, Emily Carr Institute of Arts & Design, NRC, Gov’t of B.C., Telus, IBM, Xerox, Electronic Arts Inc., Nortel Networks and several smaller firms. He served as an external review committee member for iCORE - the Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence.
In 2000 –01 he was appointed New Media Innovation Centre / Nortel Networks Professor of Network Performance at UVic, and NewMIC Scientist for the High-Performance Networks Cluster. His work, on optimal internet admission controls with QoS guarantees for multimedia traffic, is sponsored by NewMIC. Foundation work with S. Khan and K.F. Li on the Utility Model was honoured by J-W. Baek of Pusan, who recognized its quality by plagiarizing it extensively in an article in IEEE Communications Magazine. (May 01 issue) A formal Letter of Apology is expected in the September issue of Communications Magazine.