Mohamed Kamel has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Kamel, an electrical and computer engineering professor and a University Research Chair, was recognized for his distinguished and outstanding contributions to the fields of pattern recognition and machine intelligence.
Kamel introduced novel approaches in clustering and classification and developed valuable solution methods. He pioneered the application of these approaches in character recognition, biometrics, visual inspection, solving differential equations and data mining.
His work has significantly impacted industry as demonstrated through his patents, research contracts with industry and his involvement in spin-off companies.
Kamel, along with 89 other new fellows, will be inducted to the academies of the society during a ceremony on November 22 at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.