Contact Information

Address
3078 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Phone
919-515-7016
Fax
919-515-7452

Dr. Edward Grant

| Biography

Dr. Edward Grant is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Professor in Joint Biomedical Engineering Department at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at North Carolina State University, and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Advanced Robotics at the Italian Institute of Technology. He holds an adjunct position in the Department of Allied Health Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he held a visiting position in the Innovative Manufacturing & Construction Research Centre at Loughborough University. He began his working life as an apprentice mechanical engineer and design draughtsman in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. His academic qualifications include: Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, BSc(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, MEng in Fluid Power Control, and PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He began his academic career at what is now the University of Abertay Dundee. Later he held faculty positions at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Also in Glasgow, he was an Associate of the Turing Institute researching in robotics and applied artificial intelligence. At that time the Turing Institute was Europe’s leading artificial intelligence laboratory. In 1990 he was Acting Director of Research at the Turing Institute. Professor Grant specializes in basic and applied research in the modeling and learned control of: advanced autonomous robotic systems, medical robotic systems, and wearable wireless network systems for healthcare monitoring. Applications include: using low-level communication (RSSI) for autonomous robot localization and navigation, automated cell in vitro fertilization and tumor ablation, and the modeling and control of the vascular system of ambulatory patients.

| Education

  1. 1969 - BSc(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Abertay Dundee
  2. 1972 - MEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
  3. 2000 - PhD in Computer Science, University of Strathclyde

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Bioelectronics Engineering (Including Bioinstrumentation, Biomechatronics, Biomimetic Systems)
  2. Control, Robotics and Mechatronics (Including Computational Intelligence, Control, Mechatronics, Robotics)

| Awards and Honors

  • 2010 - Named Senior Researcher in the Department of Advanced Robotics (ARD) at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • 2010 - Research Publication Award of the Textile Institute, B. Karaguzel, C. R. Merritt, T. Kang, J. Wilson, P. Franzon, H. T. Nagle, E. Grant , B. Pourdeyhimi “Flexible Durable Printed Electric Circuits,” In: Journal of the Textile Institute, Volume 100, Issue 1 January 2009 , pp 1 - 9
  • 2009 - Best Paper Award, Lee, G. K. and Grant, E., “Adaptive Fuzzy Inference for Edge Detection Using Compander Functions and Linear Fitness Function Transformations,” 22nd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2009), November 4-6, Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009.
  • 2009 - Keynote Address, “Researching Bio-Inspired Robotics and Medical Robotics – Lesson’s Learned and Where to Next,” 22nd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2009), November 4-6, Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009.
  • 2007 - Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bradford, England BD8 9BY, Vol12.3, Summer 2006
  • 2006 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 2006.
  • 2006 - Best Poster Award (Blue Ribbon): “Sensors on Textile Sunbstrates for Home-Based Healthcare Monitoring,” Transdisciplinary Conference on Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, April 2-4, 2006, Washington, DC.
  • 2005 - Visiting Professor, EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Centre, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, UK
  • 2000 - ALCOA II Foundation Diversity Fellowship, NC State University
  • 2000 - Deutsch Telecom: Digiglobe Award - Finalist
  • 2000 - Discover Magazine Technology Award - Top 10 Finalist
  • 2000 - Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2000 - Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • 1994 - Ambassador, City of Glasgow Ambassador Program, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • 1986-1994 - Associate, The Turing Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • 1976 - Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.)