Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Umar Iqbal



Umar Iqbal

Area of Expertise
Intelligent Transportation and Navigation Systems

  • Inertial Navigation
  • MEMS-Based Inertial Sensors
  • Robotics
  • Multi-Sensor Integration
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Real-time Navigation Systems
  • Embedded Systems for Navigation

Umar Iqbal (SM’IEEE), received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 1993. After having worked in the industry for a few years, in 2002, he proceeded to Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering and Technology Topi, Pakistan for his M.Sc. From 2004 - 2006, Dr Iqbal was a lecturer at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. He has also earned an MSEE degree from Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada, Kingston, Canada in 2008 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada in 2012.

He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada as Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2012. And since January 2013 he has been with Trusted Positioning Inc., Calgary, Canada, where he is currently a Lead Product Integrator. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the Navigation and Instrumentation Research Laboratory, RMC (Fall 2006 – Fall 2012) and as a Teaching Fellow with Queen’s University.

During his Ph.D. studies at Queen’s he was a recipient of several scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. After his doctorate, he was awarded Industrial Research and Development Fellowship from NSERC and Alberta Innovates Industry R&D Associates Fellowship. Dr. Iqbal has served as the Champion of the IEEE Teacher In-Service Program Kingston Section, the Secretary of the IEEE Kingston Section, and as a member of the Senate Committee on Academic Development, Queen’s University.