John McCanny

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John V. McCanny

John McCanny and Sally Wheeler 2017 Knighthood and OBE Investitures.jpg
Sir John McCanny (left) and Sally Wheeler at their Knighthood/ OBE investitures on 16 June 2017
Born (1952-06-25) 25 June 1952 (age 67)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Manchester,
University of Ulster
Known forDigital Signal Processing
AwardsFRS (2002)
FREng (1995)
CBE (2017)
Faraday Medal (2006)
Scientific career
FieldsDigital Signal Processing
InstitutionsQueens University Belfast

Sir John Vincent McCanny CBE FRS FREng MRIA[1] (born 25 June 1952) is the emeritus Regius Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast,[2] and director of the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.[3]


He earned a BSc from the University of Manchester in 1973, a PhD in Physics from the University of Ulster in 1978, and a DSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Queen's University Belfast in 1998.


John was a professor at Queens University of Belfast. He was also active in industries. He has co-founded two companies - Amphion Semiconductor Ltd. (acquired by Conexant) and Audio Processing Technology Ltd (acquired by Cambridge Silicon Radio). He is on the board of Titan IC Systems Ltd.[4]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "List of Fellows".
  2. ^ a b Boyle Medal Laureates Royal Dublin Society
  3. ^ Business Card Archived 2011-12-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ John McCanny: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek
  5. ^ Prof John McCanny, CBE, FRS, FREng Authorised Biography | Debrett's People of Today
  6. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Society" (PDF). Royal Society. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  7. ^ Royal Irish Academy | News Archive | Cunningham Medal Awarded to Professor John V. McCanny, MRIA
  8. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N2.

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