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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering          
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Tel: +1 (519) 888-4567 x31215
Office: E5 5112

Stephen L. Smith is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. 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 and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His research focuses on control and optimization for autonomous systems and robotics.


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

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