Shahryar Rahnamayan

Dr. Shahryar Rahnamayan

BSc, MSc, PhD (Waterloo), PEng, SMIEEE

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Director of Nature Inspired Computational Intelligence (NICI) Lab

Academic Positions

Visiting Researcher - Michigan State University (Aug. 2014 - present)

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hosting by Professor Kalyanmoy Deb
  • Research topics: Multi-objective Optimization and Large-Scale Visualization
  • A member of the BEACON center, a center for the study of evolution in action. BEACON is an NSF Science and Technology Center, headquartered at Michigan State University with partners at North Carolina A&T State University, University of Idaho, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington.

Associate Professor - UOIT (July 2013 - present)

Assistant Professor - UOIT (Sept. 2008 - June 2013)

  • UOIT, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering
  • Course taught: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Optimization, Soft Computing, Data Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Software Design II, Engineering Design, Computer and Software Security, Software Engineering Systems Design I and II, C++ Programming for Engineers
  • Conducting research in Software Engineering with focus on Optimization, Machine Learning, Visualization, and Image Processing
  • Supervising graduate and undergraduate students
  • Providing Service

Adjunct Assistant Professor - University of Waterloo (Sept. 2009 - present)

  • Supervising graduate students
  • Department of Systems Design Engineering
  • Conducting research and applying for grants in Machine Learning and Medical Image Processing

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Ryerson University (Sept. 2009 - present)

  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Supervising graduate students
  • Conducting research and applying for grants in Machine Learning, Robotic Design, and Medical Image Processing

Postdoctoral Fellow - Simon Fraser University (March - Aug. 2008)

  • Mechatronic Systems Engineering, School of Engineering Science
  • Conducting research in Expensive Optimization, Meta-modeling, Sampling methods, and Evolutionary Computation

Research Assistant - University of Waterloo (Jan. 2003 - Apr. 2007)

  • Department of Systems Design Engineering
  • Conducting research in Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, and Image Processing
  • Supervising M.Sc. and undergraduate students

Research Fellow - Robarts Research Institute (Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2005)

  • Department of Medical Imaging
  • Conducting research in Research Ethics and Biostatistics, Vascular Research, Intravascular Image Segmentation, and Medical Imaging Modalities