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Dr. Ryan Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Artificial Intelligence; Machine & Deep Learning; Autonomous Vehicles; Electric and Hybrid Powertrains; Electrified Vehicles; Renewable and Efficient Energy Systems; Energy and Sustainability
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Dr. Ryan Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. His research area includes smart systems, artificial intelligence, energy storage devices, electric and hybrid powertrains, and autonomous systems. Dr. Ahmed earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University, with focus on Mechatronics and Electric Vehicles control. He also received a Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) degree from McMaster, with focus on artificial intelligence and fault detection and an MBA in Finance from the DeGroote School of Business.

Dr. Ahmed held several engineering positions at Fortune 500 companies globally such as Samsung America and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada. He taught several courses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to over 320,000+ students from 160 countries with 29,000+ five-star reviews and overall rating of 4.5/5. Dr. Ahmed is the principal author/co-author of over 33 journal and conference publications. He is the co-recipient of two best papers awards at the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2018) and at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC 2012) in Detroit, MI, USA. He is a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), certified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was the program Co-Chair at the 2017 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference (iTEC’17) in Chicago, IL, USA.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, 2018
DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 2014
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM), 2013
Stanford University, California, USA

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc), 2011
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Mechatronics Engineering, 2007
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


  • Co-recipient of the best paper award, 2017 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
  • Co-recipient of the best paper award, 2012 IEEE Conference on Transportation and Electrification (iTEC), MI, USA.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer of Ontario (P.Eng.) in 2013.
  • Assistant Program Chair, 2016 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference, Dearborn, MI, USA.
  • Program Co-Chair, 2017 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Automotive Industry Liaison Chair, 2019 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference, Novi, MI, USA.

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