Session Speakers

Shahab Moeini

Shahab Moeini has over 25 years of experience in leading complex engineering, research and development (R&D), also unmanned autonomous systems projects with various stakeholders in both national and international level. Shahab holds an engineering and geospatial science degree. Shahab is also completing a doctorate degree with a focus on integration of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) into organizational management with the University of Liverpool in the UK.

Shahab started his professional career as an engineer led emergency construction projects from damage estimation to rehabilitation and reconstruction of municipal infrastructure after natural disasters or conflicts. He then worked for 10 years as project manager on hydroelectric and water infrastructure projects before moving on to international relief agencies as a water/habitat engineer and project manager.

Shahab managed construction of urban infrastructure and emergency response projects in conflict and post-conflict zones throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and continued to study advanced programming, geospatial science, and unmanned systems design and development.

Currently Shahab works senior lead researcher at Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). His research focus is on design and development for aerial, ground and underwater autonomous AI based systems for civil, industrial and humanitarian purposes. Shahab also works on “big-data” processing and cognitive computing and machine learning services.

With over 30 publications and presentations at international conferences, Shahab has served as reviewer, and also chaired several sessions at academic conferences and workshops.

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