- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1978-79)
Dr. James W. Jury is a professor in both the Trent Physics Department and the Trent Computer Science/Studies program. He also holds a position as Professor of Physics at Queen’s University and as Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has taught Nuclear and Particle Physics and Wave Phenomena, as well as Introduction to Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems at Trent. Prof. Jury’s research interests include subatomic physics, applied physics and computer science.
Students have commented on Prof. Jury’s genuine interest in their studies and science, and on the sense of excitement he imparts through his classes. With more than 40 years of teaching experience, Prof. Jury has supervised more than 60 graduate supervisory committees, 32 M.Sc. research students, 8 Ph.D. students, 24 undergraduate summer research assistants and 12 NSERC undergraduate summer research assistants.
Prof. Jury’s publications in journals or conference proceedings total 71 and he has produced more than 200 items for radio, television, press interviews and articles, mostly concerning research progress in intelligent industrial process control, new technology landmine detectors and improving the resolution of medical gamma-camera imaging.
Prof. Jury has a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.