Tom Wanyama
Associate Professor, School of Engineering Technology

Dr. Tom Wanyama is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) at McMaster University which he joined in May 2012. He has over 20 years of university teaching experience; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate courses, including: digital electronics and systems, electricity and magnetism, power electronics, power systems, electrical machines, microwave engineering, data communication and computer networks, software architecture, software design process and metrics, industrial networks and controllers, artificial intelligence and decision theory, and software requirements and specification. Before joining SEPT, Dr. Wanyama led the team that developed, built and maintained packaging equipment for DuPont Canada at its Calgary distribution centre. At DuPont, he carried out simultaneous design of mechanical, electronic and software systems of packaging equipment (Nanomates, Fleximates, automated scales for the Form Fill and Seal (FFS) machines, and Tablemates). Moreover, he designed industrial Control Area Networks (CAN) based on Ethernet IP, CsCAN, and Profinet. Furthermore, Dr. Wanyama has wide experience in design and installation of electrical systems in commercial and industrial buildings, and he continues to consult in the area of packaging systems automation. His research work falls in three areas, namely: system composition and integration; use of artificial intelligence in systems control, monitoring and maintenance; and development computer based tools for personnel training.

Dr. Wanyama is a professional engineer in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario.
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