Brian W. Surgenor, P.Eng


Room 225, Nicol Hall
Phone: (613) 533-2568
Fax: (613) 533-6489

Areas of Research

  • Manufacturing process automation
  • Machine vision for inspection
  • Pneumatic servosystems
  • Mechatronics engineering education
Brian Surgenor


conveyor for part inspection

The basic research interest of Prof. Surgenor is in the area of pneumatic servosystems. Exposure to industrially based automation problems led to an applied research interest in the area of intelligent algorithms for machine vision systems as applied to inspection in manufacturing processes. Prof. Surgenor is also active in the field of mechatronic system design education.

Further information on current projects in the Intelligent Automation Laboratory.


Recent Student Coursework Projects

Recent Graduate Student Theses

  • Fault Detection and Classification in Automated Assembly Machines Using Machine Vision, Vedang Chauhan (2016 PhD grad)
  • ANNs for Fault Detection and Identification on an Automated Assembly Machine, Heshan Fernando (2014 MASc grad)
  • Machine Vision Based Inspection: Case Studies on 2D Illumination and 3D Depth Sensors, Mike Yan (2012 MASc grad)
  • Vision- Based Fault Detection in Assembly Automation , Greg Szkilnyk (2012 MASc grad)


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