Mohamed Kamel, Fellow - IEEE, IAPR, EIC, CAE


MIR Labs - Advisory Board Member

Mohamed Kamel received the B.Sc. (Hons) EE (Alexandria University), M.A.Sc (McMaster University), Ph.D (University of Toronto). He joined the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1985 where he is at present Professor and Director of the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a University Research Chair. Professor Kamel held Canada Research Chair in Cooperative Intelligent Systems from 2001 to 2008.

Dr. Kamel's research interests are in Computational Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Cooperative Intelligent Systems. He has authored and co-authored over 390 papers in journals and conference proceedings, 11 edited volumes, 2 patents and numerous technical and industrial project reports. Under his supervision, 81 Ph.D and M.A.SC students have completed their degrees.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Associate Editor of the IEEE SMC, Part A, Pattern Recognition Letters, Cognitive Neurodynamics journal and Pattern Recognition J. He is also member of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Image and Graphics and the Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing journal. He also served as Associate Editor of Simulation, the Journal of The Society for Computer Simulation.

Based on his work at the NCR, he received the NCR Inventor Award. He is also a recipient of the Systems Research Foundation Award for outstanding presentation in 1985 and the ISRAM best paper award in 1992. In 1994 he has been awarded the IEEE Computer Society Press outstanding referee award. He was also a coauthor of the best paper in the 2000 IEEE Canadian Conference on electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Kamel is recipient of the University of Waterloo outstanding performance award twice, the faculty of engineering distinguished performance award.

Dr. Kamel is member of ACM, PEO, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and selected to be a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) in 2008. He served as consultant for General Motors, NCR, IBM, Northern Telecom and Spar Aerospace. He is co-founder of Virtek Vision Inc. of Waterloo and chair of its Technology Advisory Group. He served as member of the board from 1992-2008 and VP research and development from 1987 to 1992.