Fakhri Karray

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University Research Chair Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director
The Center for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence


Ph.D. 1989, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, USA

Areas of Interest
  • Autonomous and intelligent systems
  • Computational intelligence and applications
  • Cognitive robotics and advanced mechatronics
  • Distributed real time systems
  • Concept extraction and natural speech understanding
  • Multi modal information retrieval

Research Statement
Karray’s current research interests are in the areas of cognitive robotics, natural human-machine interaction, autonomous and intelligent systems, and voice and media concept extraction. Methodological approaches are based on Karray's research in the fields of autonomous design of complex systems, approximate reasoning, soft computing and tools of computational intelligence. Applications include cognitive assistive robotics, intelligent information retrieval and concept extraction from multimedia archives, real time distributed systems and multiagent control. He is the co-author of a textbook on soft computing: Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems Design, Addison Wesley Publishing, 2004. He is the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics(B), the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation, the Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, and the Journal of Advances in Artificial Intelligence.