QSC is delighted to announce that Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine was presented with the 2022 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision at the Spring Convocation ceremony this June. The award reflects Dr. Zulkernine’s proven ability to inspire students academically and in their careers and guide the overall culture of excellence at QSC and at Queen’s. Dr. Zulkernine is the current Graduate Chair at QSC and has a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and encouraging mentor to his graduate students, which the School previously recognized in 2016 with the internal QSC Distinguished Graduate Supervision award.
The Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision is awarded to supervisors who demonstrate outstanding excellence in advising, monitoring, and mentoring graduate students. The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs annually recognizes two leading graduate supervisors at the University. The 2023 recipients are Dr. Zulkernine and Jeffrey Brison, Co-Director of the Cultural Studies Program and Professor of History.
Dr. Zulkernine joined the School in 2013 and has mentored 13 postdoctoral fellows, 22 doctoral and 44 master’s students since then. Dr. Zulkernine was the Canada Research Chair in Software Dependability from 2011 to 2021. He leads the Queen’s Reliable Software Technology (QRST) research group and is currently focused on building secure software for cyber-physical systems such as connected and autonomous vehicles and other IoT applications. His supervised students have won conference best paper awards, the Governor General Gold Medal, PhD Research Achievement, and Distinguished Master’s Thesis awards.