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Fakhreddine Karray

University Research Chair Professor

Contact InformationFakhreddine Karray

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

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Biography Summary

Fahkri Karray is the University Research Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Co-director of the University of Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (waterloo.ai). He is also the director of 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

Education

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

Courses

  • ECE 657 - Tools of Intelligent Systems Design
  • ECE 457B - Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence
  • ECE 457B -

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
  • 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 de Silva, Clarence W, Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Smart Mechatronic Systems and Embedded Design, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 13(1), 2008, 1 - 2
  • Tsui, Willie and Masmoudi, Mohamed Slim and Karray, Fakhreddine and Song, Insop and Masmoudi, Mohamed, Soft-computing-based embedded design of an intelligent wall/lane-following vehicle, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 13(1), 2008, 125 - 135
  • 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
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Alemzadeh, Milad and Saleh, Jamil Abou and Arab, Mo Nours, Human-computer interaction: Overview on state of the art, , 2008
  • 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
  • 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
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Saleh, Jamil Abou and Arab, Mo Nours and Alemzadeh, Milad, Multi modal biometric systems: A state of the art survey, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada(2007), 2007
  • Gueaieb, Wail and Karray, Fakhreddine and Al-Sharhan, Salah, A robust hybrid intelligent position/force control scheme for cooperative manipulators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 12(2), 2007, 109 - 125
  • Song, Insop and Guedea-Elizalde, Federico and Karray, Fakhreddine, CONCORD: A control framework for distributed real-time systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, 7(7/8), 2007
  • Miners, Ben W and Basir, Otman A and Karray, Fakhreddine, Intelligent object feature identification using a mobile sonar rangefinder, Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 13(3), 2007, 247 - 262
  • Li, Howard and Karray, Fakhreddine and Basir, Otman A and Song, Insop, Multi-Agent Based Control of a Heterogeneous System., JACIII, 10(2), 2006, 161 - 167
  • Hassine, Radhia and Karray, Fakhreddine and Alimi, Adel M and Selmi, Mohamed, Approximation properties of piece-wise parabolic functions fuzzy logic systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 157(4), 2006, 501 - 515
  • Elshafei, Abdel-Latif and Karray, Fakhreddine, Variable-structure-based fuzzy-logic identification of a class of nonlinear systems, IEEE transactions on control systems technology, 13(4), 2005, 646 - 653
  • Alimi, AM and Aouiti, C and Alimi, AM and Karray, F and Maalej, A and Bae, JS and Cho, SH and Lee, GY and Basak, J and Pal, SK and others, Available online at www. sciencedirect. com, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 154, 2005, 457 - 458
  • Aouiti, Chaouki and Alimi, Adel M and Karray, Fakhreddine and Maalej, Aref, The design of beta basis function neural network and beta fuzzy systems by a hierarchical genetic algorithm, fuzzy Sets and Systems, 154(2), 2005, 251 - 274
  • Maalej, A and Karray, F and Kallel, A and Abid, Y, THE ANTIFERROELECTRIC PHASE TRANSITION IN THE CH3NH3PbCl3 STUDIED BY MEANS OF PSEUDO-SPIN MODELS, , 2003
  • Li, Kevin W and Karray, Fakhreddine and Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc, Fuzzy approaches to the game of chicken, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 9(4), 2001, 608 - 623
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Zaneldin, Essam and Hegazy, Tarek and Shabeeb, Abdulkarim HM and Elbeltagi, Emad, Tools of soft computing as applied to the problem of facilities layout planning, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 8(4), 2000, 367 - 379
  • Hammouda, Khaled and Karray, Fakhreddine, A comparative study of data clustering techniques, Fakhreddine Karray University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2000
  • Wanas, Nayer and Kamel, Mohamed S and Auda, Gasser and Karray, Fakhreddine, Feature-based decision aggregation in modular neural network classifiers, Pattern Recognition Letters, 20(11), 1999, 1353 - 1359
  • Karray, F and Natarajan, K and Mansour, S, Hierarchical rule-based approach for the control of a diesel engine system, Systems Analysis Modelling Simulation, 34(1), 1999, 75 - 85
  • Karray, Fakhreddine O and de Silva, Clarence W, 2 LEARNING AND ADAPTATION IN COMPLEX DYNAMIC STSTEMS, Intelligent Adaptive Control: Industrial Applications, 6, 1998
  • Karray, F and De Silva, CW and Precup, RE and Preitl, S and Rudas, IJ and Tomescu, ML and Tar, JK and Verma, R and Vecchio, DD and Fathy, HK and others, FOCUSED SECTION ON SMART MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS AND EMBEDDED DESIGN,
  • Hassan, Mostafa M and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed S, An Improved K-means Document Clustering using Wikipedia Hierarchical Ontology,
  • Song, Insop and Gowan, Keith and Nery, Jason and Han, Henrick and Sheng, Tony and Li, Howard and Karray, Fakhreddine, INTELLIGENT PARKING SYSTEM DESIGN USING HARDWARE ACCELERATOR,
  • Abraham, Ajith and Alimi, Adel M and Karray, Fakhreddine, Welcome Message from Chairs,
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Polat, Faruk, Welcome from the ASONAM 2012 Program Chairs,
  • Karray, Fakhreddine and Alemzadeh, Milad and Saleh, Jamil Abou and Arab, Mo Nours, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada karray@ uwaterloo. ca, malemzad@ uwaterloo. ca, jaabousa@ uwaterloo. ca,
  • MASMOUDI, Mohamed Slim and KARRAY, Fakhreddine and MASMOUDI, Mohamed, Optimisation d’Algorithme Flou pour la Commande d’un Robot Mobile,
  • Tehrani, Ali and Gruneir, Bram and Miners, Ben and Khamis, Alaa and Li, Howard and El-Abd, Mohammed and Song, Insop and Kamel, Mohamed and Basir, Otman and Karray, Fakhreddine, An Agent-Based Architecture for a Multi-Robot System,
  • Sattar, F and Karray, FO, Dental x-ray image segmentation and object detection based on phase congruency, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2012, 172 - 179
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine and Morckos, Michael, A qualitative evaluation criterion for human-robot interaction system in achieving collective tasks, Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, January 2012, 1 - 8
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine and Morckos, Michael, Modelling of robot attention demand in human-robot interaction using finite fuzzy state automata, Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, January 2012, 1 - 8
  • Sawh, D and Ponnambalam, K and Karray, FO, Artificial intelligence modeling of financial profit and fraud, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, January 2011, 381 - 383
  • Miao, Yun-Qian and Khamis, Alaa and Karray, Fakhreddine O and Kamel, Mohamed S, Global optimal path planning for mobile robots based on hybrid approach with high diversity and memorization, International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, January 2011, 1 - 10
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine, Towards unified performance metrics for multi-robot human interaction systems, International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, January 2011, 311 - 320
  • Khaleghi, Bahador and Karray, Fakhreddine, Distributed random set theoretic soft-hard data fusion: Target tracking application, Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2011 Seventh International Conference on, January 2011, 455 - 460
  • Hassan, Mostafa M and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed S and Ahmadi, Abbas, An integral approach for Geno-Simulated Annealing, Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS), 2010 10th International Conference on, January 2010, 165 - 170
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine, Temporal fuzzy based modeling as applied to the class of man-machine interaction, Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, January 2010, 1 - 8
  • Zhang, Bob and Karray, Fakhreddine, Optic disc and fovea detection via multi-scale matched filters and a vessels' directional matched filter, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS), 2010 International Conference on, January 2010, 1 - 5
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine, Towards generalized performance metrics for human-robot interaction, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS), 2010 International Conference on, January 2010, 1 - 6
  • Hassan, Mostafa and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed S, Improving document clustering using a hierarchical ontology extracted from wikipedia, SIAM SDM Text Mining Workshop. Columbus, OH, USA: SIAM, January 2010
  • Khaleghi, Bahador and Razavi, Saiedeh N and Khamis, Alaa and Karray, Fakhreddine O and Kamel, Mohamed, Multisensor data fusion: Antecedents and directions, Signals, Circuits and Systems (SCS), 2009 3rd International Conference on, January 2009, 1 - 6
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Karray, Fakhreddine and Masmoudi, Mohamed Slim and Masmoudi, Mohamed, Soft computing techniques in intelligent wall following control for a car-like mobile robot, International Conference on Signals, Circuits and Systems, January 2009, 1 - 6
  • Saleh, Jamil Abou and Baklouti, Malek and Karray, Fakhreddine, A combined skin model and feature approach for tracking of human faces, Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), 2009 IEEE International Symposium on, January 2009, 142 - 147
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Ullah, Sami and Karray, Fakhreddine, Data clustering using multi-objective hybrid evolutionary algorithm, Control, Automation and Systems, 2008. ICCAS 2008. International Conference on, January 2008, 2298 - 2303
  • Makkook, Mustapha and Basir, Otman and Karray, Fakhreddine, A reliability guided sensor fusion model for optimal weighting in multimodal systems, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, January 2008, 2453 - 2456
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Karray, Fakhreddine, Personal rapid transit network design using genetic algorithm and ant colony system hybridization, Control, Automation and Systems, 2008. ICCAS 2008. International Conference on, January 2008, 406 - 411
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Karray, Fakhreddine, A genetic algorithm with cycle representation and contraction digraph model for Guideway Network design of Personal Rapid Transit, 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, January 2007, 2405 - 2412
  • Khoury, Richard and Karray, Fakhreddine and Kamel, Mohamed, Extracting and representing actions in text using possibility theory, Proceedings of the 3rd annual e-learning conference on Intelligent Interactive Learning Object Repositories (i2LOR 2006), January 2006
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Lee, Ki-Moon and Lee, Jin S and Karray, Fakhreddine, Guideway network design of personal rapid transit system: a multiobjective genetic algorithm approach, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation, January 2006, 2215 - 2221
  • Won, Jin-Myung and Choe, Hyojeong and Karray, Fakhreddine, Optimal design of personal rapid transit, 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, January 2006, 1489 - 1494
  • Masmoudi, Mohamed Slim and Song, Insop and Karray, Fakhreddine and Masmoudi, Mohamed and Derbel, Nabil, Hardware/software approache for the FPGA implementation of a fuzzy logic controller, International Conference on Design and Test of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Technology, 2006. DTIS 2006., January 2006, 419 - 423