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BIOGRAPHY

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, and director of the Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Machines (Aiim) lab. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University (Canada). Subsequently, I joined Carleton’s School of Information Technology as a Postdoctoral Fellow and an Adjunct Professor, and held several lead industrial positions, most notably as a Director of Data Science and Machine Learning. I currently sit on the advisory boards of a number of high-tech companies in a variety of different fields ranging from wearable devices and smart homes to natural language processing. The works that I have been involved with have featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, CNET, CTV, CBC, Maclean’s, and others. I have co-authored over 60 articles and patents. I have been the recipient of a number of awards, grants, and scholarships, and have delivered several invited talks regarding his work in the industry and academia. I sit on the Standards Council of Canada's mirror committee on Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies, and have been a member of technical/reviewing committees for a number of notable journals and conferences in the field including IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Trans  Affective Comptuting, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Access, J. ASOC, J. CVIU, J. NCA, IEEE BSN, ACM SAP, ACM VRST, ACM AutomotiveUI, and others.