Electrical and computer engineering professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College.

One hundred and one new Fellows have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. One of those newly elected Fellows is electrical and computer engineering professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn.

Kerstin Dautenhahn is full professor and Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She has pioneered research in social robotics and human-robot interaction, and published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Her work is interdisciplinary – at the intersection of robotics, psychology, computer science and assistive technology. In addition to understanding fundamental mechanisms of human-robot interaction, she is focusing on applications of assistive robot in education, therapy, as well as health and wellbeing contexts.

In November, the Class of 2023 new RSC Fellows will be inducted for their outstanding research and scholarly achievements. The ceremonies will be held in person in Waterloo, Ontario.

Congratulations Kerstin!

Kerstin Dautenhahn