Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Faculty Affiliate, Masters of Digital Media Program, Great Northern Way Campus
Associate Faculty, School of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Head, External&Industry, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, National Core for Neuroethics
Full Member, Full Member, Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)
Chair, Patrick Campbell Chair in Mechanical Engineering Design
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1978, Dipl. Ingénieur
Stanford University, 1984, Eng. Degree
Stanford University, 1992, Ph.D.

H.F. Machiel Van der Loos, Ph.D., P.Eng, is Associate Professor and Associate Head – External, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.  He received a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (1978), and a PhD from Stanford University (1992) in human-robot interaction. As Director of the CARIS Lab at UBC, he conducts research in rehabilitation robotics, roboethics, design methodology, and industry-focused human-robot interaction. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 conference papers and 4 book chapters across these subjects, and is Associate Editor for the Journal “Assistive Technology”. Dr. Van der Loos primarily teaches in core design courses, notably the Capstone Design Project course for the department and the “Designing for People” project course across Computer Science, Applied Science and the iSchool. He was the general chair of the IEEE ICORR conference in 2013 and the Design Society’s ICED17 conference held at UBC in 2017.

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