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Tom Wanyama is Chair of the Automation Engineering Technology program and Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) at McMaster University. Tom is also an Associate Member of both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering. His research falls into three areas: system composition and integration; the use of artificial intelligence in systems control, monitoring and maintenance; and the development of computer based tools for personnel training. His research seeks to develop, distribute, and monitor low-cost smart assistive living equipment that allows for older adults to stay in their homes as long as possible. The equipment is designed to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to collect and send data in order to generate automatic notifications for caregivers and family members. His research efforts target those with a lower-income status to ensure all older adults acquire the equipment necessary to keep them independent.  

Dr. Tom Wanyama, P.Eng.

Program Chair, B.Tech. Automation Engineering Technology

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Assistant Professor

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Associate Member

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Member

Department of Civil Engineering


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, Makerere University
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