"As they (wisdom and knowledge) are harder in their acquisition, so are they more imperdible and steady in their stay." Owen Felltham (1661)

Otman Basir is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. He is the also the Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research, Director of Urban Informatics Corporation and Associate Director for the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Laboratory.

His research interests include Intelligent Embedded Systems, Sensory Systems Design, Biologically Inspired Intelligent Systems and Human Computer Interface (HCI) Systems. As a result of his extensive research, Professor Basir has authored and co-authored over 400 scientific publications, and holds a total of 121 issued and pending patents.

Additionally, Professor Basir is the founder, president and CEO of Intelligent Mechatronic Systems and co-founder of Voice-Enabled Systems and Technology. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) is a leader in telematics and infotainment technologies, including the convergence of both technologies to deliver the ideal connected car experience. The company’s innovations are pioneering the connected car category while making drivers smarter, safer and greener.