Contact Information

Stephen L. Smith
Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Systems
Co-Director, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute
Director, Autonomous Systems Lab
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering          
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Tel: +1 (519) 888-4567 x31215
Office: E5 5112

Stephen L. Smith is a Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Systems and a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo where he directs the Autonomous Systems Lab. He is co-director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT. He completed his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), his Master's at the University of Toronto, and his B.Sc. at Queen's University, Kingston. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PEng) with the Professional Engineers Ontario, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. His research focuses on control,optimization and artificial intelligence for autonomous systems and robotics.

Research Interests

Dr. Smith's research interests are in the control of autonomous systems, robot motion planning and coordination, along with applied combinatorial optimization. The following are some current areas of focus:

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