Prof. Maki K. Habib

Prof. Maki K. Habib was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2022. As a fellow, Prof. Maki K. Habib contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences

From his early years at the University of Technology – Baghdad, where he earned his B.Sc. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Professor Maki Habib has embarked on a distinguished journey in the fields of Control, Computer Systems, Mechatronics, and Robotics. Achieving his Doctor of Engineering Sciences in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, Professor Habib has established himself as a leading expert in Robotics and Mechatronics, with a career spanning prestigious institutions and industries globally.
His journey included significant roles as a research scientist at RIKEN, Japan, and a senior researcher at RISO-Laboratories, Japan, before advancing to wider international academic positions. As a visiting researcher at EPFL, Switzerland, and later engagements in Malaysia and Japan, Professor Habib has greatly influenced the fields of Robotics and Mechatronics through academia and industry. His tenure as a Full Professor at Swinburne University and then the American University in Cairo since September 2007, alongside invited professorships at KAIST, South Korea, and Saga University, Japan, highlight his global impact.
Professor Habib's contributions extend beyond teaching, advising industrial giants like Toyota and Denso, and leading innovative projects in Robotics for humanitarian demining and sustainable agriculture. He has significantly contributed to advancing Robotics, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems, underscoring his commitment to technological advancement for societal benefit.
Professor Habib's scholarly influence is substantial as an editor and contributor to numerous international journals and conferences. His editorial roles, leadership in conference committees, and numerous invited talks demonstrate his standing in the scientific community. His prolific output includes over 24 books, 38 book chapters, 90 journal papers, and 245 conference papers, covering a wide range of topics from Nanorobotics and Machine Learning to Intelligent Drone Systems and Industry 4.0/5.0 innovations.
Professor Habib's dedication to integrating scientific innovation with technological progress for societal improvement is evident through his diverse research interests and contributions. His global recognition includes being named among the top 2% of impactful scientists annually since 2020 by Stanford-Elsevier, marking him as a distinguished figure in his fields of expertise. Professor Habib’s career is a testament to his enduring commitment to enhancing human life and advancing social development through Robotics and Mechatronics.