Shirook has extensive and diversified engineering experience in applied research and development, teaching, innovation, knowledge transfer and partnership from her years in academia and in industry.
Prior to joining Sheridan College, Shirook led advanced research and technology teams in the high technology industry of wireless mobile communication working at Huawei Technologies and BlackBerry Limited. Shirook advanced technologies in areas such as smart antennas and related topics for handset applications, radio frequency (RF), channel modeling and propagation, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna systems for 4G and 5G technologies, mmWave, tunable devices and systems, smart energy/gird, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT).
Shirook holds 22 US and international patents in addition to several pending patents in the areas of mobile communication. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers as well as a book chapter in the area of wireless communication. Shirook contributed a series of RAN4 contributions in 3GPP standards.
Shirook is an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, and Guelph University. She has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant in support of her research in the area of Nanotechnology and energy harvesting.
Shirook holds BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. degrees. She also holds the Ontario Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.).