Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern Engineering

Hamada Ghenniwa


Ph.D. University of Waterloo (1996)
M.A.Sc. University of Waterloo (1991)
B.Sc. Al-Fateh University, Tripoli Libya (1984)

My Research Group

Dr. Ghenniwa is the head of Cooperative Distributed Systems Engineering Group (CDS-EnG). We envision the cyberspace as an open environment with large society of software artifacts, information sources, and devices that ubiquitously interact with each other; that are able to self-manage at run-time; that are able to increase their degree of autonomy and responsibility over time! Yet, scaleable, dependable and secure.

Our research expertise includes theoretical and engineering foundations of computational intelligence with a special focus on agent-orientation, coordination and cooperation of distributed “systems” in open environment; Engineering design of agent-oriented, service-oriented, and Grid computing to improve the “quality” of cooperative distributed systems. Application areas include enterprise integration, electronic business, collaborative manufacturing and complex real-time systems.

Dr. Ghenniwa is currently leading several academic and industrial R&D projects concerned with integration in distributed information systems, e-business, intelligent content distribution for a narrowcast medium, dynamic scheduling for collaborative manufacturing, control architecture & mechanisms for physical mobile agents, intelligent assistance for mobile engineers and mission critical tasks.

All of our projects are conducted and sponsored in collaboration with industrial partners, government and academic research institutes. These research activities are conducted in our research labs to develop sophisticated system architectures, tools and prototypes that range from mobile physical robots, to integration and collaborative tools, to intelligent manufacturing and business solutions.

Our research has resulted in over one hundred publications in world-class journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Ghenniwa received a B.Sc. degree (1984) in Computer Engineering from Al-Fateh University, Tripoli Libya; M.A.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo Canada. He has been with the University of Western Ontario, Software Engineering, since August 1999.