Dr. Edward R Sykes

Ed Sykes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He received an Honours B.Sc. (1992) in Mathematics and Computer Science (Summa Cum Laude) from McMaster University, the M.Sc. (2005) in Computer Science from McMaster University and in July 2012 defended his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Guelph University. He has the B.Ed. (1993) from the University of Western Ontario, the M.Ed. (1998) and the Ph.D. (2006) in Education (Cognition and Learning) from Brock University. 

Ed is the Director for Sheridan’s new Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI). The CMI's focus is on healthcare, creating innovative solutions to problems by using leading mobile technologies, such as, Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR), and Machine Learning.


  1. Minister's Award of Excellence (2020).  Minister of Colleges and Universities, for contributions in the community during COVID-19. Out of the 200+ submissions, I was one of the 39 recipients selected (19.5% award rate)
  2. NSERC Synergy Award (2020).  Mobile computing research in mHealth; value: $100,000

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  • Wearable computing
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  • AR/VR/MR
  • Machine learning