He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics an Electrical Engineering “For contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic.” He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the 2006 Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 IEEE Canada A. G. L. McNaughton Gold Medal for his contributions to the area of communications.
Professor Leon-Garcia is author of the textbooks Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture.
He is currently Scientific Director of the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures. He also leads the ORF project on Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation. He was founder and CTO of AcceLight Networks in Ottawa, Canada.