Professor Abdelhamid Tayebi has been appointed as the Faculty of Engineering’s inaugural Research Chair in Intelligent Robotic Systems for a three-year term.
Dr. Tayebi is a member of our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and founder and director of the Robotics & Automatic Control Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA).
His current research interests are in control systems, cooperative control, learning-based control, robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The overall purpose of the Chair is to promote research excellence in the Faculty of Engineering in all engineering areas and to provide an environment conducive to research and development in different fields of engineering.
“Dr. Tayebi is an outstanding researcher and academic leader, and I know in this role he will help us to build an even stronger, more collaborative culture of research across our Faculty. I wish to thank Dr. Tayebi for taking on this new role, and I look forward to seeing the outcomes of his work in this area,” said Janusz Kozinski, Dean of Engineering.