Dale Shpak Instructor, Computer Science Department
Ph.D., M.Eng., B.Sc., P.Eng., SMIEEE
Dr. Dale Shpak is an educator, researcher, and engineering practitioner.
He has instructed over thirty different courses in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering at Camosun, UVic, and RRMC. As an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UVic, he has held NSERC research grants for over 20 years and supervised several graduate students.
Dale has professional experience in digital signal processing; algorithm design and implementation; embedded systems; computer networks; operating systems; telecommunications; analog and digital electronics; sensor networks; power systems; intellectual property management; project management; and software engineering, design, development, and maintenance. He was the president of Syscor R & D Inc., in Victoria, and was the DSP Algorithms Engineer at The MathWorks. He is principal author of the award-winning Filter Design Toolbox for MATLAB and has also developed award-winning embedded systems.
He has over 60 refereed research publications and patents in digital filter design; array design; signal and image processing; wireless sensor systems; adaptive filtering for audio, wireless and wireline systems; communication protocols and system architecture; and computational architecture.
Dale has an affinity for technology and self-started in electronics when he was eight years old. He enjoys open-water swimming, road cycling, high-fidelity audio, music, singing in harmony, building things, and the great outdoors.