Remembering Pioneers



Dr. Mohamad Kamel

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Professor Mohamad Kamel was one of the IEEE pioneers. He served as a KW Section Executive member for more than 30 years.  His efforts were recognized nationally and internationally: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Life IEEE fellow, EIC fellow, CAE fellow, IAPR fellow, IEEE Canada McNaughton Award, membership of editorial boards of international journals and several best paper awards.

Dr. Kamel’s work, publications and professional activities have benefited and influenced faculty members and students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Design Engineering and Computer Science Departments.

In 1986, Kamel co-founded Virtek Vision International with Tom King, Andrew Wong and Bob Nally. Virtek commercialized research developed in the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory and was acquired by Gerber Technology in 2008. Professor Kamel served on its board and as Chair of Virtek’s Technology Advisory Group.