Dr. Keith W. Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he is Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group. He is President of the Academy of Science within the Royal Society of Canada, Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Past-Chair of the Board of Governors of Renison University College.
Keith thoroughly enjoys mentoring students and is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, and the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo, as well as the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from IEEE Canada.
His major research interests are the development of conflict resolution, multiple criteria decision analysis, time series analysis and other decision-making methodologies for addressing challenging interdisciplinary system of systems engineering problems lying at the confluence of society, technology and the environment, with applications in water resources management, hydrology, environmental engineering, energy, and sustainable development.
Keith is the recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Eminent Scientist Award, Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award from the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society, IEEE SMC Norbert Wiener Award, Docteur Honoris Causa (France), Doctor Honoris Causa (Hungary), Sir John William Dawson Medal (Royal Society of Canada), and Engineering Medal for Research and Development (Professional Engineers Ontario).