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Steven Waslander

Faculty Affiliate

Professor, Institute for Aerospace Studies, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Steven Waslander is a leading authority on perception, planning and control for multirotor drones and autonomous driving vehicles. He received his B.Sc.E. in 1998 from Queen’s University, his M.S. in 2002 and his PhD in 2007, both from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2008, he joined the University of Waterloo where he founded and directed the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory (WAVELab). In 2018, he joined the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), and founded the Toronto Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (TRAILab). Steven’s innovations were recognized by the Ontario Centres of Excellence Mind to Market award for the best Industry/Academia collaboration (2012, with Aeryon Labs), best paper and best poster awards at the Computer and Robot Vision Conference (2018). His work on autonomous vehicles has resulted in the Autonomoose, the first autonomous vehicle created at a Canadian University to drive on public roads.

Research Interests


Self-supervised Learning

Anomaly Detection