Ali Etemad

Assistant Professor
ECEi Advisor



Dr. Etemad is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada, where he leads the Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Machines (Aiim) lab. He is also a faculty member at Ingenuity Labs Research Institute. He received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 2009 and 2014, respectively.  His main area of research is machine learning and deep learning focused on human-centered applications with wearables, smart devices, and smart environments. Prior to joining Queen’s, he held several industrial positions as lead scientist and director. He has co-authored a large number of articles in venues such as T-HMS, T-AFFC, IEEE Sens. J., Neurocomputing, ACM CHI, ICASSP, ACII, SCA, BHI, Interspeech, and others, and is a co-inventor of several patents. He has been a member of program committees for several conferences in his field (e.g. SAP, BSN, AIVR, etc.). Dr. Etemad's lab and research program have been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Mitacs, and other organizations, as well as the private sector.

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