Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Surinder Dhanjal, P.Eng.

Dr. Surinder Dhanjal, P.Eng.

Dr. Surinder Dhanjal, P.Eng.

Name: Dr. Surinder Dhanjal, P.Eng.
Position: Professor Emeritus
Affiliation: P.Eng.
Phone: 250-828-5153


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Punjabi Literature (Surinder Dhanjal has published seven books of Punjabi Poetry and Literary Criticism. His poems have been translated into English, Hindi and Urdu. His poems and literary articles have been included in many anthologies published in Canada, India, Pakistan, USA, and UK. See for details)

Research Interests

Primary Interests: Digital Speech Processing: Analysis and Synthesis of Speech, Text and Speech Corpora Development, Noise Cancellation Techniques

Secondary Interests: Numerical Computation, Computer Science Education


* Ph.D. (Computer Science), Thapar University, India, 2014
* Ph.D. (Literature), Guru Nanak Dev University, India, 2005
* M.Sc. (Computation), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 1988
* M.A.Sc. (Electrical Eng.), University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, 1980
* B.Sc.Eng. (Electrical Eng.), Panjab University, India, 1971
* Honours in Panjabi, Panjab University Medalist, 1970


Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia;"Punjabi Speech Processing: LP Analysis and Synthesis",Global Journal on Technology, Turkey, January 2015

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "PUNJARPAbet: A New Phonetic Alphabet for Speech Processing in the Punjabi Language", Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, June2014

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia;"Punjabi Speech Processing: LP Analysis and Synthesis",World Conference on Innovation and Computer Sciences (INSODE2014),Rome,Italy,April 2014

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "Computerization of the Punjabi Language: L.P. Analysis and Synthesis", PARKH (biannual Research Journal of Punjabi Language & Literature ), Panjab University, India, Jan-June 2013

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "Development of a Standard Text and Speech Corpus for the Punjabi Language", International O-COCOSDA/CASLRE-2013, India Nov2013

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "A New Corpus for the Punjabi Speech Processing", International Symposium on Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music (FRSM2012),India

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "Computerization of the Punjabi Language", World Punjabi Conference;Punjab University,India,2009

Surinder Dhanjal & Satvinder Singh Bhatia, "Punjabi Bhasha da Takneekee Bhavikh (Technical Future of the Punjabi Language)", Silver-Jubilee International Punjabi Development Conference, Punjabi University, Patiala,India (published in hard cover "Punjabi Bhasha, Sahit Te Sabhyachar: Samkall Atey Bhawikh",2010)

Surinder Dhanjal & Youry Khmelevsky, "Information Security, Data Protection & Computer Science Education", International Conference on IT Cognizance 2007,CIIS,India

Surinder Dhanjal & Youry Khmelevsky, "Information Security & Data Protection in Computer Science Education",WCCCE2007

Surinder Dhanjal et al., "Security Solutions for Geographical Storage Systems", Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG2006) Conference,TRU Kamloops,2006

Surinder Dhanjal et al., "Security Solutions for Spatial Data in Storage (Implementation Case within Oracle 9iAS)", World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics & Informatics (SCI2004),USA

Surinder Dhanjal & Youry Khmelevsky, "Computing Science & Information Technology with E-Business Orientation", SCI2004,USA

Surinder Dhanjal & Youry Khmelevsky, "E-Business Technology education: a preliminary model", First International Conference on The Internet Society: Advances in Learning, Commerce and Security, Skiathos, Greece (published in hard cover by WIT Press UK)

P. N. Sharma, M. Govorov, Y. Khmelevsky & Surinder Dhanjal, "Oracle 9iAS Portal as a platform for Geographic Information Science distance and flexible learning at the University of the South Pacific", Greece,2004

Surinder Dhanjal & Mila Kwiatkowska, "Women in Computing Science: Perceptions of Computing Science among Female Students in High Schools and Colleges", WCCCE2003

Surinder Dhanjal & Mila Kwiatkowska, "An Examination of Time Requirements for Course Preparations in Computing Science", WCCCE2002

Surinder Dhanjal, "Artificial Neural Networks in Speech Processing: Problems & Challenges", IEEE PACRIM01

Surinder Dhanjal et al., "Meeting the Modern Challenge Integrating Computing Science Undergraduate Education at the University College of the Cariboo", WCCCE99

Surinder Dhanjal, "OSLP: A New Technique in Linear Prediction of Speech", IEEE PACRIM97

Surinder Dhanjal, "A New Technique in L.P. Analysis/Synthesis of Speech: OSLP", ICSPAT96,USA

Surinder Dhanjal, "Noise Cancellation Techniques in Speech Signals (DLPNC)", Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering (CCECE93)

Surinder Dhanjal, "Delayed Linear Prediction Noise Cancellation (DLPNC) in Speech Signals", CCECE92

Surinder Dhanjal & M. Shridhar, "Odd Sample Linear Prediction Analysis/Synthesis of Speech", ICDSP, Italy, 1981

Employment History

* Professor Emeritus (Computing Science, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops), June 2017-present
* Various Positions (Computing Science, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops), 1989-2016
* Assistant Professor (Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton), 1985-89
* Plant Process Control Engineer (Procter & Gamble, Grande Prairie, Alberta)
* Design Manager (Procter & Gamble, Grande Prairie, Alberta)
* Research Assistant (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Windsor)
* Mine Surveyor (Granduc Copper Mines, Stewart, B.C.)
* Electrical Engineer (Jindal Electricals, India)

Courses Taught

1. COMP 100 : Intro to Info Technology
2. COMP 113 : Computer Programming I
3. COMP 123 : Computer Programming II
4. COMP 132 : Computer Applications in Forestry
5. COMP 135 : Introduction to Computing for NRSC
6. COMP 155 : Intro to Computing for CADD
7. COMP 170 : Intro to Computing for Humanities
8. COMP 177 : Microcomputer Applications I
9. COMP 187 : Microcomputer Applications II
10. COMP 191 : Intro to Business Info Systems
11. COMP 213 : Intro to Computer Systems
12. COMP 220 : Intro to Discrete Structures
13. CPSC 302 : Numerical Computation for Algebraic Problems
14. CPSC 303 : Numerical Approximation & Discretization
15. COMP 311 : Models of Computation
16. COMP 312 : Programming Languages
17. COMP 313 : Formal Languages, Automata & Computability
18. MATH 140 : Calculus for Commerce & theSocial Sciences
19. MATH 164 : Technical Mathematics II for CADD
20. COMP 3410 : Operating Systems
21. COMP 4980 : Professional & Ethical Issues in Comp Sc
22. COMP 1520 : Principles of Software Development
23. COMP 3050 : Algorithm Design & Analysis

Professional Affiliations

* Professional Engineer [Member, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Canada]
* Convener, Pash Memorial International Trust
* Member, The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)
* Member, Shuswap Association of Writers (SAOW)

* President/Treasurer, Western Canadian Computing Education Society (WCCES)
* Chairperson, Steering Committee of Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE)
* Member, Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
* Member, Canadian Society for Electrical & Computer Engineering (CSECE)
* Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), U.S.A.
* Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.
* Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society, U.S.A.
* Member, IEEE Computer Society, U.S.A.
* Co-Chair, TRU Research Committee of Science
* Member, TRUFA Human Rights Committee
* Member, UCC Education Council
Last update: June 9, 2017