Associate Vice-President (Research) Professor & J.I. Clark Chair in Intelligent Systems
B.Eng. (Memorial), PhD (Cambridge), FEC, P.Eng.
President's Award for Outstanding Research, 1997-1998
Petro-Canada Young Innovator, 1998
Following completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, I attended Cambridge University in England where I completed a PhD in robotics. Subsequently I held teaching and research positions at Cambridge University, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Memorial University of Newfoundland. These appointments included an NSERC Chair in Industrial Automation at UBC and the J.I. Clark of Intelligent Systems for Operations in Harsh Environments at Memorial University.
My teaching activities cover a range of electrical and mechanical engineering topics including of electric circuit concepts, kinematics and dynamics, robotics and engineering design projects. I also teach graduate courses in the area of robotics and automation, computer vision and adaptive pattern recognition. Currently my research is in the areas of telerobotics, machine vision and pattern recognition for applications in the resource industries (i.e. mining, oil & gas, aquaculture and fisheries, and forestry).
From October 2003 to March 2008 I served as Dean of Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and I am currently Associate Vice-President (Research) at Memorial
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