Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis

Canada Research Chair in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Ontario Tech University


Peter Lewis holds a Canada Research Chair in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, at Ontario Tech University. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, where he leads the Trustworthy AI Lab.

Pete’s research advances both foundational and applied aspects of trustworthy, reflective, and socially intelligent systems. His work draws on extensive experience applying AI commercially, as well as an academic background in nature-inspired, socially-sensitive, and self-aware intelligent systems. He is interested in where AI meets society, and how to help that relationship work well. His research is concerned with how to conceive of and build AI systems that meet this challenge.

He co-edited the foundational book, Self-Aware Computing Systems, published by Springer, and is Associate Editor of IEEE Technology & Society Magazine. He has published over 75 papers in academic journals and conference proceedings, and led teams that have worked with dozens of companies in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science, and software development.

Formerly, he was Director of Think Beyond Data, and co-founder of Beautiful Canoe. He was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at Aston University, UK, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has a PhD in Computer Science and MSc in Natural Computation, also from Birmingham.