Emil M. Petriu
Professor and University Research Chair
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Petriu is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC).
Under a series of research grants and contracts from Canadian and Ontario funding agencies, the Canadian Space Agency, and industry, he developed bio-inspired random-pulse neural network hardware architectures, new tactile sensors and haptic human-computer interfaces, computer vision and multi-sensor fusion techniques for healthcare, security, industrial and space robotics applications. His current research interests include fuzzy systems, neural networks, biology inspired robotics, and symbiotic human-computer interaction.
He received the 2003 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award “for contributions to imaging processing systems, robotics, virtual reality and applications of artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic and neural networks” He was a co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, the unique paper award presented by IEEE in that year. He was an Honorary Keynote Speaker at the 2009 IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Antonio, TX, USA.