David V. Plant (S’86–M’89–SM’05) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, Providence, RI, in 1989. Since 1993, he has been a Professor and member of the Photonic Systems Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada. In January, 2006, he became the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education.
He is also a James McGill Professor (Tier I Canada Research Chair institutional equivalent). Dr. Plant is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2005–2007). He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is a member of Sigma Xi. He was the recipient of the 2006 IEEE Canada R. A. Fessenden Medal.