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Alaa Khamis, PhD, SMIEEE, Associate Professor
I received my B.Sc. degree with "Distinction with Honor's Degree" in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1993, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Suez Canal University, Egypt in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid, (ranked number one in Spain for research competitiveness and most innovative), in 2003. In 2001, I was selected as distinguished scholar in the DAAD-Programme "International Quality Network" (IQN) to share in research projects related to remotely controlled experiments at Faculty of Applied Science, FH Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany. During the academic year 2003-2004, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the RoboticsLab, Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain.

During the academic year 2004-2005, I was postdoctoral fellow and coordinator of Autonomous Systems and Real Time Distributed Design (ASRTDD) Focus Group, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab (PAMI), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. During the academic year 2005-2006, I was a Visiting Professor in Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. From 2006 to 2008 I was an Assistant Professor at Suez Canal University and German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt. From 2008 to 2010 I was a Research Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo, Canada. During this period, I coordinated an ORF-RE project and NSERC CRD project. I also wrote a proposal for the establishment of University of Waterloo Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI). CPAMI has started officially in March 1, 2011 and I currently serve as an affiliated member of this center. I also serve as an affiliated member of the RoboticsLab.

From 2010 t0 2013 I was working as Associate Professor and acting chair of Engineering Science Department at Suez University. I was also director of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research group at German University in Cairo. I am currently working as a Senior Research Scientist at Vestec, Inc. and a Robotics & Automation Consultant at InnoVision Systems.
I am a Senior Member in the IEEE, editor of Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), an associate editor for the International Journal of Robotics and Automation and founder and chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt Chapter (winner of 2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8). My research collaborators include Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Thales Canada Inc. and Menya Solutions Inc..


 
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