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Mo Jamshidi hosted Dr C. Mohan, IBM Fellow and member of National Academy of Engineering when he visited UTSA on February 18,2019
Dr C. Mohan and Dr. Mo Jamshidi

ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 1 PhD student and 4 Master's students graduate in December 2016. Congratulations to Arezou, Karthik, Abhijith, Nico, and Ruthvik.
Arezou Moussavi, Dr. Jamshidi Karthik Haradi, Arezou Moussavi, Dr. Jamshidi, Abhijith Ravikumar, Nicolas Gallardo Dr. Jamshidi, Ruthvik Goud Sara

UTSA 1604 micro grid facilities.

Dr Timothy Kroecker of USAF Research Laboratory at Rome AFB visited ACE Laboratories on Tuesday September 13, 2016.

Dr David Flanders (Front sited at left) of OpenStack from Melbourne, Australia visited ACE Field Lab and became familiar with ACE students' cloud-based research. He visited UTSA Open Cloud Institute by Dr Paul Rad.

ACE students at The DoSeum 2016 Volunteer Recognition Event.

Mo Jamshidi was invited to judge Drone 4 Good and Robotics 4 Good in Dubai (Feb 4-6 2016) and he also gave 2 talks at the University of Dubai and Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association on Feb 7, 2016.

ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 1 PhD student and 2 Masters students graduate in December 2015. Congratulations to Patrick, Eric, and Jonathan.
Dr. Jamshidi, Patrick Benavidez Dr. Jamshidi, Eric Wineman Dr. Jamshidi, Jonathan Tapia

USAF Smart Program Director Visting ACE Field Lab.

ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 2 PhD students and 1 Masters student graduate in May 2015.
Congratulations to Amy, Elmira, and Mohan.
Dr. Jamshidi, Amy W. Daali Dr. Jamshidi, Elmira M. Bonab Mohan Muppidi

On February 26, 2015, UTSA announced the creation of the Open Cloud Institute at the HEB University Center. Over $ 9ML has been raised for this center and much of it has come from 80/20 Foundation of Rackspace Chairman Mr. Graham Weston. The mobile rover was navigating by following an image processed on the UTSA Private Open Cloud in the foyer of the University Center. The cloud-based robot navigation was featured on Univision and Fox News.

Left: Rackspace chairman Graham Weston is shown among Mohan Muppidi, Prof. Mo Jamshidi and Patrick Benavidez and Berat Erol.
Right: Patrick Benavidez is being interviewed by a reported of the UTSA student Newspaper Paisano.

Mo Jamshidi has received WAC Medal of Honor for his contributions to control systems engineering and engineering education of ethnic minority Americans in November 2014.

ACE student defended his PhD and two others passed their oral proposal of PhD dissertation.
Amy passed her oral proposal of PhD dissertation very successfully Yashar defended his PhD on solar forecasting and management policy of smart grid. His work is being patented now Patrick passed his oral proposal of PhD dissertation very successfully. Parts of his work is also being patented

Dean of Engineering visits ACE students


Dr. Dov Dori and Dr. Judy Dori visited UTSA ACE Laboratory.
MIT Professors Dov Dori (Systems engineering expert) and Judy Dori (Science and engineering education expert) visited UTSA ACE Laboratory and delivered two lectures. The photos show the two professors along with Professor Mo Jamshidi (ACE Laboratory Director) visiting COE Dean Joann Browning and UTSA's Research Data Center (Open cloud facilities) on November 7, 2014. facebook link

Click here to download Dr. Dov Dori's Presentation at UTSA

Dr. Mo Jamshidi featured on national radio broadcast.
Dr. Mo Jamshidi, Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, spoke about his System of Systems Engineering work on the Peggy Smedley Radio Show last week. To listen to the broadcast, click here.

Students in ACE Laboratory.

ACE student, Mohan Muppidi is one of the best TA's for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for Spring 2014

In this photo he is collecting the award from Dr. Daniel Pack, Department Chair.
Photo by: Deborah Silliman Wolfe, College of Engineering

WAC 2014 was dedicated to Dr. Mo Jamshidi form University of Texas at San Antonio and Dr. Asad M. Madni from University of California at Los Angeles


ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 2 Masters Students graduate in May 2014. Congratulations to Rafik and Halid.
Rafik Benkansour Halid Kaplan

Dr. Asad Madni of UCLA visited UTSA College of Engineering on April 18, 2014

In this photo he is pictured (center) with Professor Mehdi Shadaram, Interim Dean of Engineering and Prof. Mo Jamshidi, ACE Laboratory Director.

Dr. Asad Madni visited UTSA ACE Laboratory on April 18, 2014

In this photo he is pictured (center) with Professor Mo Jamshidi, ACE Laboratory Director and many graduate students.

UTSA is preparing for the 8th UTSA Architecture, Business, Engineering and Science Students' Conference 2014. It will take place on Thursday May 1, 2014.


UTSA ACE laboratory hosted Stevens Institute of Technology professor William B. Rouse

Distinguished Professor William B. Rouse in a short visit of UTSA, delivered a lecture on "Modeling Complex Socio-Technical Enterprises" on March 17, 2014. His talk was well received at UTSA.

Please click here to download the presentation in pdf format.


Dr. Mo Jamshidi awarded IEEE-USA Professional Achievement for Individuals (Feb 28, 2014)

Dr. Mo Jamshidi, Lutcher Brown Endowed Distinguished Professor, has been selected by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors as a 2013 recipient of the IEEE-USA Professional Achievement for Individuals based on his contributions in the systems engineering profession, and for founding the IEEE Systems Journal. Dr. Jamshidi has been a Life Fellow of IEEE, and has established two very successful publications of IEEE in the control and the systems areas. In 1980 he established IEEE Control Systems Magazine for IEEE Control Systems Society, and in 2006 he established IEEE Systems Journal for IEEE Systems Council.

Please click here to download in pdf format.


ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 1 PhD student and 3 Masters Students graduate in December 2013. Congratulations to Jeff, Azima, Amin and Ramin.
Jeff Prevost Amin & Ramin Sahba, Azima Mottaghi Amin & Ramin Sahba, Azima Mottaghi

Mo Jamshidi talks about "Systems to System of Systems: Innovations and Challenges for the 21st Century" at JN TATA Hall Corporate Block, Bangalore DC, India.

Systems to System of Systems: Innovations and Challenges for the 21st Century.

About the talk
Almost 5 decades have passed from the organized formulation of Large-Scale Systems (LSS) engineering as a branch of control and systems engineering. In the 1960s modeling, analysis and synthesis of complex systems were being pursued by a number of research teams in the US and overseas. Today, systems engineering is at a crossroad at the beginning of the 21st Century. One of the main challenges of any paradigms in systems engineering is being able to handle complex systems under unforeseen uncertainties. A system of systems (SoS) is a "super system," or an integration of complex systems coordinated together in a way to achieve a wider goal with possible higher significance. Applications of SoS are quite extensive - examples are future combat mission, Global Warming, Mars missions, Air Traffic System, Global Earth Observation System, Electric Power Grid System, Energy systems, etc. In system of systems engineering, almost all aspects of system engineering need to be revisited. In this presentation Professor Jamshidi will talk about system of systems and the challenges and potential solutions. He will also demonstrate University of Texas at San Antonio ACE Center's SoS technology.

Mo Jamshidi in a trip to the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut visited advance research laboratories of the School of Engineering.

Shown in this figure, on right is Dr. Neil Salonen, President of the University and on the left is Dr. Tarek Sobh, Dean of Engineering and Vice President Research.

Jamshidi's 4th book has been translated into Mandarin. This is the 2008 CRC book on "System of Systems Engineering - Principles and Applications," edited by Mo Jamshidi.


ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 1 PhD student and 2 Masters Students graduate in May 2013. Congratulations to Kranthi, Joaquin and Yunus.

Kranthi Manoj Nagothu Joaquin Labardo Yunus Yetis

Following students won the 7th UTSA ABES Conference 2013 awards:
Josue Cruz (Hack-a-thon, $100)
Luis E. Munoz, Parmod K. Mishra (Best paper, $250)
Kevin Nardo, Taylor Harper, Alvin Le, Jarrett Hornsby (Best paper, $250)
Maryam Ezell. Azima Motaghi (Best paper, iPod)
M. A. Moonem (Best paper, iPod)
Rita C. Thornton (Best poster, $250)
Margaret akopian (Best poster, $250)
Elizabeth long (Best poster, iPod)

Mo Jamshidi, UTSA's Lutcher Brown endowed Chair Professor at ECE Department received an award from IEEE Systems Council in a ceremony at 2013 IEEE Systems Conference in Orlando on April 17, 2013. When Mo arrived at UTSA in 2006, he initiated the establishment of the IEEE Systems Journal and held that position until January 1, 2013. This is the 2nd major IEEE publication that Mo has established for the world's largest professional society. In 1980-84 he help establish IEEE Control Systems Magazine, now one of the leading publications of IEEE.

Mo Jamshidi is receiving his award from Mr. Bob Lyons, President of IEEE Systems Council.

Patrick, an ACE PhD student presented 2 papers at the 7th annual conference in Orlando. One of his paper was under consideration for best paper award and was among top 7 papers. Congratulation to Patrick.


UTSA is preparing for the 7th UTSA Architecture, Business, Engineering and Science Students' Conference 2013. It will take place on Tuesday April 30, 2013.


Based on nomination by the UTSA Administration, Mo Jamshidi, Director of the ACE Lab has been selected to serve the Chancellor's Council. He gets a chance to meet the Chancellor twice a year and help him with raising funds and other contributions towards the advancement of the System�.

Shown is Mo Jamshidi with the Chancellor Dr. Cigarroa in Austin, Texas in April 2012.

Mo Jamshidi has delivered a keynote at the 2nd World Conference on Soft Computing in Baku, Azerbaijan on December 2-4 2012. During his 1-week stay, he also met with Dr. Ali Abbasov, Minster of Communication and Information Technology and invited him to visit San Antonio and UTSA for 3rd annual World Conference on Soft Computing (December 2-4, 2013). The Ministry has indicted to support the conference and Jamshidi's research on Control of System of Systems. In addition, UTSA Administration is considering a 5-year agreement with Azerbaijan Technical University and the Ministry to send 5 financially supported PhD students per year from the Azerbaijan Republic.

Shown is Mo Jamshidi with the Minster of Communication and IT in Baku Azerbaijan in December 2012.

ACE Laboratory is pleased to announce that 3 PhD students graduate in December 2012. Congratulations to Somayeh, Ted and Dariush.
Dariush Shahgoshtasbi Somayeh Bakhtiari Ted Shaneyfelt


Mo Jamshidi, while delivering a keynote speech at the Mexican National Control Conference,
he signed an agreement on exchanging students, faculty visits and research efforts.

Shown here is Mo and Professor Jose Ruz, Director of Engineering Program at the
University of Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico on Friday October 19, 2012

Mo Jamshidi, on the right, receiving an honorary professorship from Obuda University in Hungary

Mo Jamshidi presented a keynote on intelligent management of photovoltaic energy systems.

ACE Student receives the first annual $ 3,000 Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair Scholarship

Elmira M. Bonab received the first annual $ 3,000 Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair Scholarship
in recognition of her excellence in education and research at doctoral level. Shown here she
is receiving the certificate from Prof. Mo Jamshidi

ACE Student gets invitation to publish his PhD dissertation at the global level

German publisher LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing is a trademark of, AV Akademikerverlag GmbH& Â Co. KG ,
has approached Mr. Yashar Manjili, a doctoral student in ACE Laboratory to publish his doctoral dissertation in
Germany and distribute it worldwide. Congratulations Yashar.

IEEE SOSE 2012 7th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering - July 16-19, 2012 - Genoa, Italy

WORLD AUTOMATION CONGRESS. June 24-28, 2012, Hotel Fiesta Americana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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