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Short Resume …

  • Ph.D. (Waterloo), PEng, SMIEEE
  • Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering (ECSE) Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada
  • Director of Nature Inspired Computational Intelligence (NICI) Lab


  • First Place in Mathematics in the Technical Institutes National Competition
  • First Class Honour in BSc (SE) and MSc (SE) degrees
  • Nominated to PhD Alumni Gold Medal, University of Waterloo, 2007
  • Received certificate in Tackling the Challenges of Big Data, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • PDF at Simon Fraser University, 2008


  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=6ipYkfYAAAAJ&hl=en
  • Research interests: Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, Digital Pathology, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Big Data Analytic and Visualization, Opposition-Based Computation, Nature-inspired Problem Solving
  • Co-author with about 100 national and international researchers
  • Received university-wide Research Excellence Award (2017)
  • Involved in more than $6M research grants (as PI/Co-PI), since 2007
  • Ranked in top 2% of world-wide AI researchers, based on Stanford University dataset (2020)
  • Received more than 45 Honors, Awards, and Grants, including, ORF, NSERC-DG, NSERC-UNENE, OCE-VIP, MRI-OCIF, NSERC-JSPS, NSERC-IPS, NSERC-IRDF, NSERC-VF, OGS, CIHR, OGSST, FedDev, Mitacs, UOIT-AIA, UoW-GIS, OCE-IDF.
  • More than 20 years research experience at University of Waterloo, Michigan State University (MSU, USA), Robarts Research Institute, Simon Fraser University, and Ontario Tech University.
  • Member of NSERC-DG Evaluation Group (2021-2024)


  • Received Faculty-wide Teaching Excellence Award (2018)
  • Developed and taught five graduate and nine undergraduate courses, since 2008, including Advanced Optimization, Parallel Computing, Data Visualization, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Date Mining, Algorithms Design, Software Design, Engineering Design, Data Structures, Capstone Project, Graduate Seminars.


  • Tenure-track faculty positions secured by four former PhD students
  • HQP Training – PDF: 8, PhD: 14, MASc: 19
  • His MSc student received UOIT’s the best thesis award, 2016
  • Received IEEE Toronto Section Industry Award by a company which was under his consultation, 2020

 Service and Administration

  • ECSE department Chair for two years (2018-2020)
  • Committees membership (department, faculty, and university levels), including, Accreditation, Hiring Research Vice President, Dean Search, Tenure and Promotion, Strategic Plan, Graduate, Research Board, Academic Council, Integrity, and Curriculum Committees
  • Reviewer of NSERC-DG, NSF, BEACON Grant, NSERC-I2I, MITACS Accelerate Research, NSERC Strategic Grants

Professional Membership

PEng since 2009, Senior member of IEEE, ACM’s Professional Member, Expert Member of Mitacs College of Reviewers, Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member of Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), active reviewers for more than 30 international Journal papers, member of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA)

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