ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

 Jaho Seo was with the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering of the University of Waterloo as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011, the Department of System Reliability of the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) as a senior researcher for 2012-2016, and the Department of Biosystems Machinery Engineering of Chungnam National University, Korea as an Assistant Professor for 2016-2017.

Since 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering, Ontario Tech University where he has been involved in research on the development of autonomous control systems for intelligent mobile machines, and electro-hydraulic systems.

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STUDENT 

MSAc STUDENT

- MITACS Intern with Myant

- KITECH Project

Omid Ahmadi Khiyavi has obtained his bachelor’s degree in the field of mechanical engineering from the University of Tabriz, Iran in 2016. Then joined to CAST lab at the University of Tehran, Iran. He’s worked as a research assistant in CAST for almost three years. In this period, he mostly focused on the design and fabrication of bio-inspired robots as aquatic robots and humanoid robots. Then in 2019, he moved to Japan to work as a research assistant at Tohoku University. The goal was to design and fabricate a robotic system for handling food in food factories.
He has started his studies as a Master's Student at Ontario Tech University under the supervision of Prof. Jaho Seo and Prof. Xianke Lin (Co-supervisor), since May 2021. His research topic is the development of advanced control algorithms for power control and management systems of construction equipment.

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STUDENT 

Tyler Parsons has graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ontario Tech University in 2021, and is starting his MASc under the supervision of Dr. Jaho Seo in May of 2021. 
Within the span of his undergraduate degree, he successfully completed a 16 month internship with a robotics vision solutions company, Bluewrist Inc. During this internship, he worked as a mechanical designer on many different automated systems, including an automated 3-layer surgical mask making machine. In addition to this, he also worked as an Application Engineer working with company software at numerous off-site locations to properly integrate inspection systems. He is involved in optimizing routes of waste collection and street sweeping.

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- MITACS Intern with City of Oshawa

- KITECH Project

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PhD STUDENT

- KITECH Project

Fattah Hanafi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2013. From 2011 to 2019, he was a member of FUM Robotics Lab, working on different aspects of industrial robots such as Kinematics, Dynamics, Simulation, Trajectory Generation, etc. In the last four years, he played a leading role in developing and producing a family of industrial-grade robots like FUM-6R-20, FUM-SCARA-II, FUM-Delta, and FUM-Stewart-M450 Robot.

He has started his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Ontario Tech University under the supervision of Dr. Jaho Seo from May 2021. His research topic is the development of advanced control and adaptive safety algorithms for autonomous construction equipment.

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MASc STUDENT &

- Hyundai Motor Project

Kin Ching Lee completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2020. He was in a robotic team from 2017 to 2020 during his undergraduate education. Within the team, he had been the key designer to develop methodologies and build robots to fulfill multi-designed tasks for competition.

After his undegraded study, he worked in a magnetic sensing semi-conductor company. His job is to enhance the performance of product testing machines with computer vision and robotic arm implementation. 

He has started his MASc in Mechanical Engineering under Prof. Jaho Seo’s supervision from Sep 2022. His research is about simulating the redundant braking system in electrical vehicles.

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STUDENT 

MASc STUDENT &

- MITACS Intern with City of Oshawa

Farhad Baghyari completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2017. From early 2015 to late 2019, he was a member of FUM Robotics Lab. He has been involved in mechanical design and calculation, part selection, construction, assembly, testing, and leading several industrial-level projects. Before that, from 2013 to 2015, he was a member of FUM Formula student race car team.  
He started his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Ontario Tech University under the supervision of Dr. Jaho Seo in Sep 2022. He is involved in optimizing routes of snowplowing.

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Visiting Scholar

Cho Young-gu graduated from Korea University in 2003 and has been working at the Hyundai Motor Technology Research Institute since 2004. He developed simulation techniques and system level test methods for brake performance and noise. The latest developments include the VILS (Vehicle In the Loop Simulation) and machine learning methods for brake squeal noise.
He is currently developing the brake reduduncy simulation technique at Ontario Tech University in Canada as a Grobal R&D Expert for Hyundai Motor.

- Hyundai Motors

Company

Jaho Seo

Omid Ahmadi Khiyavi

Tyler Parsons 

Fattah Hanafi

Current Lab Members

Kin Ching Lee

Farhad Baghyari

Younggu Cho