Selected Professional Appointments
University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering
Fellow, American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
Dr. Fox is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, and a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science where his current research applies Artificial Intelligence to Smart Cities. He is the Associate Director (Research) in the School of Cities. He received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1975 and his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1983, where he was an Associate Professor (tenured) of Computer Science and Robotics. He was a founding member of Carnegie-Mellon’s Robotics Institute. From 1981 through 1987 he founded and led the Robotics Institute’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory, and from 1987 through 1991 he co-founded and led the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems. In 1993 Dr. Fox co-founded Novator Systems Ltd., a pioneer in out-sourced eRetail services and software. In 1984 he co-founded Carnegie Group Inc., one of the first companies to apply Artificial Intelligence to solving engineering, manufacturing, and telecommunications problems. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Engineering Institute of Canada.
His work in UTTRI focuses on transportation ontologies and data standards.
Specialty Focus Areas
AI for social good; ontologies for Global City Indicators, City Services, etc.; application of artificial intelligence and information technology to the modelling, planning and operation of complex organizations; ontologies for enterprise modelling; constraint-directed reasoning; information engineering.