Prof. Mark Fox
Director, Urban Data Centre
School of Cities University of Toronto

Dr. Mark Fox is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He is also the Director of the Urban Data Centre, which is part of the University of Toronto’s School of Cities. Dr. Fox is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

In 1979, Dr. Fox was a founding member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the founding Director of the Institute’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory. In 1991, Dr. Fox returned to the University of Toronto, where he was appointed the NSERC Industrial Research Chairholder in Enterprise Integration, and a Joint Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In 2018, he co-founded the University of Toronto’s School of Cities.

Dr. Fox pioneered the field of Constraint-Directed Scheduling within Artificial Intelligence. His work has been widely incorporated in government and commercial logistics systems and he has contributed to the field of Distributed AI.

His current research focuses on ontologies, common sense reasoning, intelligent agents, and their application to Smart Cities and Social Services.

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