Topic: “Vision Based Localisation for Autonomous Vehicles”
Professor Nabil Aouf Holds a PhD (2002) on Robust Control for Aerospace Vehicles from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. From January 2019, Nabil Joined City University of London as Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He leads the Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles capability and activities at City University of London. He has been a scientist for National Research Council Canada from 2002 to 2005 and he also was an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Concordia University,Canada.He joined Cranfield University at School of Defence and Security as a Lecturer from January 2006 – 2010, then a Senior Lecturer from 2010 – 2013, then a Reader from 2013 and then became a full Professor of Autonomous Systems from 2016 to December 2018. Nabil Aouf built up, and led the Signal and Autonomy group at Cranfield University, Defence and Security (CDS), Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK. He grew the group from 2 members to include up to 12 staff members. The group was one of the most of the research groups at Cranfield University including more than 20 fully funded PhD students at one moment in time. He contributed to the development of Cranfield University, his group and the school he was belonging to by securing industrial and governmental funding of more than £7.5M during his posts at Cranfield University. He was also the Research Lead of the Centre of Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber including up to 40 staff members and he was a founding member of the CDS Research Forum which is defining CDS research strategy. He successfully graduated more than 18 PhD students at the national and international level.