Paper on in-car sensors to save children highly cited

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been recognized for the impact of their work on sensors to help save lives by preventing children from being left alone in vehicles.

Dr. George Shaker, an adjunct associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and students Hajar Abedi, Vishvam Mazumdar and Clara Magnier, who was visiting from France, authored a paper in 2001 that was among the most cited in the journal Engineering Reports.

The paper, Improving passenger safety in cars using novel radar signal processing, detailed development of technology using radar and artificial intelligence to prevent children from being deliberately or unintentionally left in parked vehicles.

Earlier work on the project attracted international attention when it was published in 2019.