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Mae Seto

Associate Professor

Mae Seto
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Email: mae.seto@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6194
Fax: 902-423-6711
Mailing Address: 
Mechanical Engineering; Room C309
PO BOX 15000
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 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 - her current job. She joined the Dalhousie Department of Mechanical Engineering as an adjunct professor in 2005. 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