Professor, University Research Chair, Director, Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

Contact InformationFakhri Karray

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


Biography Summary

Fahkri Karray is a University Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Co-Director of the University of Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute ( He is also the Director of the Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI).

Professor Karray’s current research interests are in the areas of operational artificial intelligence, cognitive machines, natural human-machine interaction, autonomous and intelligent systems, and voice and text concept extraction. The methodological approaches are based on his research in the fields of autonomous design of complex systems, approximate reasoning, machine learning and computational intelligence.

Applications of Karray’s research include cognitive and self-aware machines/robots, intelligent information retrieval and concept extraction, predictive analytics and intelligent transportation systems.

Research Interests

  • Operational Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational intelligence
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Natural language and speech understanding
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Multimodal information retrieval
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Autonomous and connected car
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Automotive
  • Robotics
  • IoT
  • Devices
  • Application Domains


  • 1989, Doctorate, Systems and Control, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • ECE 657 - Tools of Intelligent Systems Design
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 457B - Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017
* 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
  • 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
  • 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