Professor, University Research Chair, co-Director, Waterloo AI Institute

Contact InformationFakhri Karray

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35584
Location: E5 5029


Biography Summary

Fahkri Karray is a Research Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds the Loblaws Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence. He is the Co-Director of the University of Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute ( Professor Karray’s research interests are in the areas of operational artificial intelligence, cognitive machines, natural human-machine interaction, autonomous and intelligent systems. Applications of Karray’s research include cognitive and self-aware machines/robots/vehicles, predictive analytics in supply chain management and intelligent transportation systems. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

Research Interests

  • Operational Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational intelligence
  • Natural Human-machine interaction
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Autonomous and self aware machines
  • AI Based Supply Chain


  • 1989, Doctorate, Systems and Control, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1984, Ing. Dip, Electrical Engineering, Universite de Tunis, Ecole Nationale d'Ingnieurs


  • ECE 457B - Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence
    • Taught in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ECE 657 - Tools of Intelligent Systems Design
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Khaleghi, Bahador and Karray, Fakhreddine, Random set theoretic soft/hard data fusion framework, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 4(50), 2014, 3068 - 3081
  • Khaleghi, Bahador and Khamis, Alaa and Karray, Fakhreddine O and Razavi, Saiedeh N, Multisensor data fusion: A review of the state-of-the-art, Information Fusion, 14(1), 2013, 28 - 44
  • Khaleghi, Bahador and Karray, Fakhreddine, A Random Set Theoretic Approach towards Human-centered Multi-target Tracking, About SAIS 2012 4 Program Committee 5 Sponsors 7 SAIS 2012 Program 8 Invited Talks 10, 2012
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Karray, Fakhreddine, A greedy algorithm for faster feasibility evaluation of all-terminal-reliable networks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B (Cybernetics), 41(6), 2011, 1600 - 1611
  • Elmogy, Ahmed M and Karray, Fakhreddine and Khamis, Alaa M, Auction-Based Consensus Mechanism for Cooperative Tracking in Multi-Sensor Surveillance Systems., JACIII, 14(1), 2010, 13 - 20
  • Li, Howard and Karray, Fakhreddine and Basir, Otman and Song, Insop, A framework for coordinated control of multiagent systems and its applications, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, 38(3), 2008, 534 - 548
  • Khoury, Richard and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed S, Domain Representation Using Possibility Theory: An Exploratory Study, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 16(6), 2008
  • Khoury, Richard and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed S, Keyword extraction rules based on a part-of-speech hierarchy, International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2(2), 2008, 138 - 153
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Alemzadeh, Milad and Saleh, Jamil Abou and Arab, Mo Nours, Human-computer interaction: Overview on state of the art, , 2008
  • Song, Insop and Kim, Sehjeong and Karray, Fakhreddine, A real-time scheduler design for a class of embedded systems, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 13(1), 2008, 36 - 45