The Mechatronics Education Community is happy to invite you to the second of the Mechatronics Education Innovation Webinars, where our guest speakers introduce some of the well-established mechatronics programs and their curricula, discuss the challenges of institutions starting new mechatronics programs, and share ideas for student projects.
Join us on Monday, October 23, 2.30 pm EDT and learn about the Mechatronics Education and Research at the University of Waterloo.
Our guest presenter, Dr. Melek, Professor and Director of Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, will describe how his school uses the Engineering Clinic to support undergraduate mechatronics education and encourage the integration of engineering design into class activities. Dr. Melek will also highlight some of the mechatronics research projects at the University of Waterloo, focused on autonomous and intelligent systems and human-machine interfaces in human-centric environments.
William Melek is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He also serves as the Director of Mechatronics and the Director of the Laboratory of Computational and Intelligence Automation. The Laboratory of Computational and Intelligence Automation conducts research on modular robotics and Intelligent Systems Modeling and Control. The research efforts place emphasis on manufacturing and automotive applications which involves design of modeling and control algorithms for flexible automation, autonomous systems and vehicles stability systems. Bioinformatics is also an area of research undertaken by Professor Melek and his team. This research involves clinical decision-support systems and non-convex optimization methods for scheduling clinical resources.