Alaa Khamis, PhD, SMIEEE

   Smart Mobility Technical Leader at General Motors
   Sessional Lecturer at University of Toronto
   Former Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
   E-mail: alaakhamis [at] gmail [dot] com
  Ontario, Canada

Short Bio

I work as a Smart Mobility Technical Leader at General Motors Canada. I also teach a grad course about AI for smart mobility at University of Toronto. I am the author of "Smart Mobility: Exploring Foundational Technologies and Wider Impacts" book.

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Smart Mobility Book

The future mobility is people-centric, software defined, connected and electric. My new book entitled “Smart Mobility: Exploring Foundational Technologies and Wider Impacts” gives a holistic view of smart mobility systems and services and covers how the smart mobility triad — technology, governance, and city planning — work together to create a smart and sustainable mobility.

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Research

My research interests include smart mobility, autonomous and connected vehicles, cognitive IoT, algorithmic robotics, humanitarian robotics, intelligent data processing and analysis, machine learning and combinatorial optimization.

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Publications

I published 4 books, 5 book chapters, 16 technical reports and more than 130 scientific papers in refereed journals and international conferences. I also filed 14 US patents. I authored “Smart Mobility: Exploring Foundational Technologies and Wider Impacts” book published by Apress (Springer Nature) in 2021.

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Teaching

I taught 37 different undergraduate and graduate courses at different universities in Canada, Spain and Egypt such as University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, German University in Cairo and Zewail City of Science and Technology. The class sizes of these courses vary from 8 students to up to 600 students.

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Awards/Honors

I am the 2018 recipient of the 2018 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Achievement Award.

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