Jason Millar
Jason Millar
Faculty member

Canada Research Chair in Ethical Engineering of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Design and Teaching Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, and Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts (cross appointment) Direc



Dr. Jason Millar is the Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa, with cross appointment to the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts.

Dr. Jason Millar researches the ethical engineering of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on empowering engineers to integrate ethical thinking into their daily engineering workflow. Dr. Jason Millar’s work focuses primarily on the ethics, policy and engineering of automated vehicles, artificial intelligence, healthcare robotics, social and military robotics. 

Dr. Millar has a degree in engineering physics, and worked for several years as an engineer before turning his full-time attention to issues in philosophy and applied ethics. He has provided expert testimony at the United Nations CCW, and the Senate of Canada, on the ethics of highly automated military robots. He consults internationally on policy and ethical engineering issues in emerging autonomous vehicle technology. His work is regularly featured in the media, including articles in publications such as WIRED and The Guardian, and interviews with the BBC, CBC and NPR.