Maki K. Habib
Prof. Habib obtained his title Doctor of Engineering Sciences (DES) in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He was a selected research scientist at RIKEN, Japan, and senior researcher at RISO-Laboratories, Japan, as well as a visiting researcher at EPFL, Switzerland. He was a visiting expert under Asian Development Bank (ADB), Associate Professor at UTM, Malaysia, and a Senior Manager at MCRIA for industrial consultation, Malaysia. He was a leading senior research scientist with GMD-Japan, Japan leading Telecooperation research group. Also an Associate Professor with Monash University (Australia/Malaysia) developing and leading the Mechatronics Engineering program. He was appointed as a full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at Swinburne University (Australia/Malaysia). Then, he was an invited Professor at KAIST, South Korea, Visiting Professor at Saga University, Japan, and since Sept 2007 he is a full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics and Director of the robotics, Control and Smart Systems master programs at AUC. Prof. Habib was a visiting professor (short term) at many Universities around the world, such as, Nagasaki University-Japan, Hokkoido University-Japan, Orebro University – Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway, etc. Prof. Habib served as a consultant and Technical advisor to well-known international companies including Toyota group and ABB. He is a member of AUC Senate since 2012, member of Senate Executive committee since 2014 and Chair of the Senate Academic Affair committee since 2014. Prof. Habib is involved in national accreditation level and also ABET accreditation at the mechanical engineering department level. He is the Editor-in Chief of one international journal, Regional Editor and Associate Editor or 10 International Journals and a member of Editorial boards of another 6 International Journals besides his leadership as a member of international organizing/program committee of more than 20 International Conference every year. Prof. Habib edited (14) books, published (29) book chapters, (70) international journal papers and more than 215 papers at international conferences. His main areas of research are focusing on human adaptive and friendly Mechatronics, Intelligent and autonomous robotics: Service and field robots for humanitarian demining, Control, mapping and navigation, Biomimetics and Bioinspiration, Biomedical robots, Telecooperation, Distributed teleoperation and collaborative control, Intelligent and nonlinear control, Wireless sensor networks and Ambient intelligence.