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Liam Peyton,
P.Eng., Ph.D.

Professor / Professeur

B.Sc., McGill, 1984
M.Sc. Stanford, 1989
Ph.D. Aalborg, 1996

Faculty member in the School of Engineering Design and Teaching Innovation at the University of Ottawa, cross-appointed to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Program Administration

I am Vice-Dean Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Engineering since 2018.
In the past, I was Director of Graduate Programs in Digital Transformation and Innovation (2013-2016) and Associate Director for Software Engineering (2012-2016).

Research Interests

I am a principle investigator for the Intelligent Data Warehouse Lab.
Here is a list of my publications as well as a link to my PhD thesis on Understanding Software Automation.
My area of interest is model-driven data integration and mobile app development to support business processes and performance management for healthcare.
This includes user-experience design, cloud computing, data analytics, quality assurance and privacy especially as applied to health care information systems.
I also teach and do basic research in digital transformation, technology innovation, experiential learning, and software engineering.


Member of the Graduate Engineering Students - Professional Development Club
Member of the NSERC CREATE funded Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training program (CREATE-BEST)
Member of the program committee for Health Informatics
Member of the IBM-Telfer Center For Business Analytics and Performance


This year, I am responsible for organizing Graduate Student Industry Internship Projects (GNG 5902, ELG 5902).
Students are encouraged to join the Graduate Engineering Students - Professional Development Club.
In the past I have taught Graduate Student Professional Development Workshops, SEG4910 / SEG4911, EBC8101 / 8102, EBC6230, GNG1106, CSI1390, CSI2911, SEG4105, SEG4189, SEG4289, CSI5380, CSI5389.

Industry Experience

15 years as an independent consultant with my own company, The MirrorWorks Software Inc., specializing in innovation, knowledge transfer, and mentoring.
My projects addressed specific industries (government, healthcare, telecommunications, and online-retail) as they adopted new technology to automate and manage business processes.
I was certified as a consultant/instructor by Rational Corporation for UML, Object Oriented Design, and RUP and mentored several teams in the adoption of agile development processes (Scrum.)

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS),
University of Ottawa
800 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5

Tel: (613) 562-5347, Fax: (613) 562-5129
Office: SITE Building, Room 1024Q
Email: lpeyton@uottawa.ca

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