Prof John McCanny Awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship


Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng today (Thursday 8 December). The prestigious award was conferred by the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.
Professor McCanny is Director of the University’s Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), which is working to achieve a step change in Electronics and Computer Engineering research in order to address some of the key technological and ethical challenges facing society today; these include cybersecurity.
The esteemed award has been granted by Her Majesty The Queen to recognise exceptionally high quality research.
Pictured left to right is Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Patrick Johnston, Professor John McCanny and the University’s Chancellor, Thomas J Moran.

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