Dr. Winnie Ye is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and a Full Professor in the Department of Electronics at Carleton University. She is also a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nano-scale IC Design for Reliable Opto-Electronics and Sensors. Her expertise is in silicon photonics and its applications in telecommunications, data communication, biophotonics, and renewable energy. Dr. Ye received her B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University. She then studied Photonics and received her M.A.Sc. and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and Carleton University, respectively. She then joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University as a NSERC postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Ye returned to Carleton as a faculty member in 2009. Recently, she won Partners In Research's 2020 Technology and Engineering Ambassador Award. She is also the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Inspiring Member Award, the 2018 Engineering Medal for Research and Development from the Ontario Professional Engineers (PEO), as well as the PEO Ottawa Chapter's 2018 Engineering Excellence Award. In September 2019, Dr. Ye became a Carleton University teaching fellow after receiving the Provost's Fellowship in Teaching Award. She was the recipient of MRI's Early Researcher Award (ERA) in 2012, and the Research Achievement Award from Carleton University in 2013. She is the elected Chair of the IEEE Ottawa Section since January 2019. She became the Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 2020. She is also the new Chair-Elect of the Photonics and Opto-Electronics Technical Division of the Optical Society (OSA) for 2020-2021.