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Dr. George Mann

{Dr. George Mann}
Dr. George Mann

Assistant professor,
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science

Research Interests
With the increased application of artificial intelligence in computer-controlled devices, intelligent systems have emerged as a new form of technology that can be used for operating devices in environments where it may not be safe or feasible for people to work efficiently. Intelligent systems are those that emulate the human ability to perceive, reason, make decisions, and act. There are many subsystems involved in the study of intelligent systems, such as machine vision, intelligent control, robotic systems, automation and many more. Dr. George Mann's research focuses on intelligent control. His work attempts to understand and model the complex environment in which intelligent systems operate, and by understanding this environment, design an intelligent system that can function optimally within it. Dr. Mann is also appointed as the C-CORE Junior Chair in Intelligent Systems and will work with Dr. Ray Gosine on projects for the industrial sector.

Experience
Dr. George Mann began as a lecturer in mechanical engineering at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. While completing his PhD in mechanical engineering (intelligent control systems) at Memorial University, he had the opportunity to work as a research engineer at C-CORE. During this time he worked on intelligent systems research for mining automation projects. These projects aimed at developing vision systems to make decisions autonomously to improve the production in underground mining.

Background
Born in Sri Lanka, Dr. Mann received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in mechanical engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and then went on to complete a M.Sc. in computer integrated manufacture from Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom. After teaching for a number of years at the University of Moratuwa, Dr. Mann completed a PhD in mechanical engineering (intelligent control) at Memorial University, followed by an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Queen's University working on intelligent control of parallel robots.