Waterloo Engineering faculty members have become new fellows of IEEE and the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Kerstin Dautenhahn, a cross-appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering and systems design engineering, was named an IEEE fellow for her contributions to social robotics and human-robot interaction.
Dautenhahn, a leading international researcher in social robotics from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, joined Waterloo Engineering in 2018 as a Canada 150 Research Chair for the next seven years.
She leads a large, multidisciplinary research program integrating artificial intelligence and collaborating with other experts across campus.
Pin-Han Ho, an electrical and computer engineering professor, was named an IEEE fellow for his contributions to failure restoration in optical backbone networks.
Ho's research interests are in broadband wired and wireless communication networks, including survivable network design, wireless communications, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of things.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering professor and co-director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, has been named a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.
Karray, who is also the director of the University's Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, focuses his research in the areas of operational artificial intelligence, cognitive machines, natural human-machine interaction, autonomous and intelligent systems, and voice and text concept extraction.
He will be officially inducted into the institute at the end of March.
The Engineering Institute of Canada supports educational standards, professional development, and continuing education to advance the quality and scope of Canadian engineering.