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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Research Summary

Applications Domains
  • Autonomous Vehicles 
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Smart Agriculture
  • AI-based Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Education Technology
  • Age- and Dementia-friendly communities and cities
Research in Software Systems Engineering for :
  • Multi-modal deep machine learning
  • Big Data Analytics & Governance
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Process Management, Software User and Requirements Analysis, Software Analysis and Testing, Software Design
  • Distributed/Cloud computing, Wireless and Wired Networking, and Vehicular Systems.

External research funding: My research team was  awarded more than $3 Million over 30 research projects where I was a PI or Co-PI including competitive  international, national, provincial, and industrial grants and contracts.    Funding agencies included:

  • NSERC (DG and Engage),
  • OCI-OVIN & Alberta Innovates 
  • Ministry of Transport Ontario (MTO), Transport Canada, Sask. Highways, ETR 407 Inc, 
  • Prairie Robotics Inc, WestGrid, PTRC, WED, Communities of Tomorrow,  HajjCore, 
Publications I authored 55+ peer-reviewed full-length papers where I am either the 1st or 2nd author,  as follows:
  • Journal papers:  IEEE JSAC, Elsevier Future Generations Computer Systems and Elsevier Applied Soft Computing
  • Book chapters  with CRC Press, McGrow Hill, LNCS, IGI global 
  • IEEE core conferences  such as IEEE IV, IEEE PerCom, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE VTC, IEEE IM 
  • Technical and industrial reports to funding agencies.