Mae Seto

Associate Professor & Irving Chair in Marine Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Mae Seto 2

Phone: 902-494-6194
Fax: 902-423-6711
Mailing Address: 
1360 Barrington St, PO BOX 15000
Sexton Campus; C-303
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2


  • BASc (Engineering Physics - Electrical Option), University of British Columbia, 1987
  • MASc (Engineering Physics), University of British Columbia, 1990
  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering - Aerodynamics and Control), University of British Columbia, 1996
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Industrial Research Fellow (1996 - 1998)


Dr. Seto worked in private industry (ISE Research Ltd., Pt. Coquitlam, Canada) for six years on research and development projects related to autonomous underwater vehicles. Then, Dr. Seto moved to Nova Scotia to work as a defence scientist for Defence R&D Canada. She joined the Dalhousie Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Associate Professor in 2017. Dr. Seto is registered in Nova Scotia as a Professional Engineer (PEng).

Research interests

  • Marine robot autonomy
  • Development of autonomous agents for autonomous vehicles
  • Vehicle and tow dynamics
  • Acoustic signatures

Current Courses

  • Mech 6905 Autonomous Robotics

Professional activites

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Professional Engineers Nova Scotia