Dr. Ryan Ahmed, Ph.D.

Professor, Engineer and Entrepreneur

Dr. Ryan Ahmed is a professor and engineer who is passionate about education and technology. Ryan's mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable to every individual on the planet. 

Ryan holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from McMaster* University, with focus on electric vehicle controls. He also received a Master’s of Applied Science degree from McMaster, with focus on artificial intelligence. 

Ryan held different engineering positions at Fortune 100 companies globally. Most recently, he worked as a Systems Engineering Lead at Samsung America and as a Senior Scientific Research and Experimental Development Technical Specialist at Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada.

Ryan has taught several courses on Engineering, Science, Technology and Mathematics in more than 3 continents. He was the co-recipient of the best paper award at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (iTEC 2012) in Detroit, MI, USA. 

Ryan is currently an MBA Candidate at the DeGroote School of Business, a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), certified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario, a member of the Green Auto Powertrain (GAPT) research team, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also the program Co-Chair at the 2017 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference (iTEC’17) in Chicago, IL, USA.

* McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (There are an estimated 18,000 universities worldwide).