Postdoctoral Fellow
Dynamic Systems Lab, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies

Past Positions:

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University

PhD (University of Toronto), M.Sc. (Cairo University)

Research Vision: To develop the next-generation of control and learning algorithms that allow the engineering systems, e.g., robots or vehicles, to carry out complete tasks autonomously, to safely interact with their environment and with humans,  and to improve their performance through learning from past experience.

Research Interests: Control Systems - Mechatronics - Robotics - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - Cyber-Physical Systems - Hybrid Systems - Control Design for Safety-Critical Systems - Hierarchical Control Strategies - Safe, Online Learning of Robots - Transfer Learning in Robotics - High Performance Control of Robots and Vehicles - Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Other Applications of Control 


Honors and Awards:
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) Award Finalist, Engineering Science Division, University of Toronto, 2011-2012
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) Award Nominee, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Toronto, 2011-2012
  • Rogers Scholarship, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2010-2013
  • Best Master of Science Thesis Award, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 2009
  • Distinguished Student Award, Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Energy, 2005-2006
  • Academic Excellence Award, Cairo University, 2001-2006