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William Farkas

William Farkas

Professor, School of Applied Computing

William (Bill) Farkas has degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering. His interest in digital communications systems stretches back to his amateur radio days as a teenager.

In 1992, having recently been hired by Sheridan to teach electronics, Bill worked to get ministry approval for a startup program based on a completely new approach to data communications—“packet switching.” It was a fortuitous start. The Internet Communications Technology (ICT) program, with its focus on internet protocol engineering, is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate program of its kind in Canada.

As an ICT program coordinator and professor, Bill has evolved with the program as it tracks the technologies of the Internet. His current focus is network security, online privacy and open systems.