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Dr. Clarence W. de Silva, P.E., Fellow ASME and Fellow IEEE, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and occupies the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair professorship in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation. Prior to that, he has occupied the NSERC-BC Packers Research Chair in Industrial Automation since 1988. He has served as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University (1978-87) and as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (1987/88).
He has earned Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978) and the University of Cambridge, England (1998), and an honorary D.Eng. degree from University of Waterloo (2008). De Silva has also occupied the Mobil Endowed Chair Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore and Honorary Chair Professorship of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
Other Fellowships: Fellow Royal Society of Canada; Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering; Lilly Fellow; NASA-ASEE Fellow; Senior Fulbright Fellow to Cambridge University; Fellow of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC; Killam Fellow; Erskine Fellow
Awards: Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award and Takahashi Education Award, ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division; Killam Research Prize; Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, IEEE Canada; Lifetime Achievement Award, World Automation Congress; IEEE Third Millennium Medal; Meritorious Achievement Award, Association of Professional Engineers of BC; Outstanding Contribution Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; and 18 keynote addresses.
Editorial Duties: Served on 14 journals including IEEE Trans. Control System Technology and Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement & Control, Trans. ASME; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems; Senior Technical Editor, Measurements and Control; and Regional Editor, North America, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence--IFAC International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation
Publications: 19 technical books, 18 edited books, 44 book chapters, over 400 technical articles of which nearly half are in archival journals,
Research and Development Areas: Industrial process monitoring and automation, intelligent multi-robot cooperation, mechatronics, intelligent control, sensors, actuators, and control system instrumentation. Funding of about $6 million, as principal investigator, during the past 15 years.