Otman Adam Al-Basir (Basir),



PhD: Systems Design Engineering,

University of Waterloo, (1993)

MSc: Electrical Engineering
Queen's University, (1989)
BSc: Computer Engineering
Tripoli University, Libya, (1984)


“As they [wisdom and knowledge] are harder in their acquisition, so are they more imperdible and steady in their stay.” Owen Felltham (1661)

Contact Information:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Director, Associate Director, Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
Associate Director, Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Laboratory
Room E5-5116 (Engineering 5 Building)
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
Tel: 519 885-1211 ext 36754



Research Activities:

  • Intelligent Embedded Systems
    • Embedded Neuro-Fuzzy Systems Design
    • Reconfigurable Sensor Networks
    • Mission Critical Systems
  • Sensory Systems Design
    • Adhoc sensor networks
    • Sensor Fusion and Integration
    • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
    • Machine Vision
  • HCI/HMI Systems
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Natural Speech Understanding
  • Biologically Inspired Intelligent Systems

o   Cooperative Intelligent Vehicles 

o   Ant Colony Systems

o   Self-Repairing Embryonic Systems

·         Hybrid Systems

Publications and Patents:

  • 400+ Scientific Publications
  • 121 Patents (issued and pending)




  • Founder, President and CEO- Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (www.intellimec.com) 

  • Co-Founder- Voice- Enabled Systems and Technology( http://www.evestech.com)
  • Professional Activities:

  • Member- Soft Computing in Image Processing working group
  • Member- Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers



    Teaching Activities:



    • Ontario Premier Research Excellence Award (PREA)
    • Canada Foundation for Innovation Award
    • Academic Leadership Award (University of Guelph) 
    • Professor of the Year Award (University of Guelph)