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Professor Otman BasirEmail:

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36754

Location: E5 5116


  • BSc, Computer Engineering, Tripoli University, Libya
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, Queen's University
  • PhD, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Research interests

Intelligent embedded systems

  • Embedded Neuro-Fuzzy systems design
  • Reconfigurable sensor networks
  • Mission critical systems

Sensory systems design

  • Adhoc sensor networks
  • Sensor fusion and integration
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Machine vision

Human–computer interaction (HCI)/​Human-machine interface (HMI) systems

  • Gesture recognition
  • Discourse analysis
  • Natural speech understanding
  • Biologically inspired intelligent systems

Awards and Achievements


  • Ontario Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA)
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation Award
  • Academic Leadership Award (University of Guelph)
  • Professor of the Year Award (University of Guelph)


  • 400+ scientific publications
  • 121 patents (issued and pending)
  • Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer- Intelligent Mechatronic Systems 
  • Co-Founder- Voice- Enabled Systems and Technology

Further Information

Please see Professor Basir's own web page for more information.

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