The University of Texas at San Antonio

Director & Staff

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Mo Jamshidi, Ph.D.
Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair and Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director

Autonomous Control Engineering Center
Office: BSE 2.214
Phone: (210) 458-7074
Fax: (210) 458-5947
Email: Mo.jamshidi@utsa.edu
or to moj@wacong.org
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Educational Background:
Ph.D., 1971, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Teaching Interest:
System of Systems, Intelligent Robotics

Areas of Research Interest:

Large-scale systems, System of systems

PROFESSIONAL CV

Control and Systems Engineering
A Report on Four Decades of Contributions

Patrick Benavidez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Director
Office: (210) 458-6566
Cell: (210) 259-6836

Email: p_b_2003@hotmail.com
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John J. Prevost, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: (210) 458-5027
Cell: (210) 861-7639
Email: jeff.prevost@utsa.edu
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Paul Rad, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industry Liaison
Email: paul.rad@rackspace.com

 


Ahmad Taha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (210) 458-5568
Email: ahmad.taha@utsa.edu

 
 

Affiliated Faculty

 


Yashar Sahraei Manjili, Ph.D.

Email: yashar.sahraei@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL CV
 


Ali Seifi, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Phone: (210) 567-5625
Email: seifi@uthscsa.edu

 


Matthew Joordens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Deakin University, Australia

Email: matthew.joordens@deakin.edu.au

PROFESSIONAL CV
 


Ben Horan, Ph.D.

Directory CADET Virtual Reality Laboratory
Head of Discipline Mechatronics
School of Engineering
Deakin University, Australia

Email: ben.horan@deakin.edu.au

PROFESSIONAL CV
 


Kambiz Tehrani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Energy and Control
ESIGELEC (Grande Ecole d'Ingénieur in France)

BIO
 

Honorary Professors

 


Asad Madni, Ph.D., NAE
President Emeritus
BEI Technology, Inc., USA

Email: ammadni@yahoo.com

 


Saeid Nahavandi, Ph.D.
Pro-Vice Chancellor
Deakin University, Australia

Email: saeid.nahavandi@deakin.edu.au

   

Our Team

Post-Doctoral Fellows
PhD Students
Masters Students
Bachelors Students
Visiting Scholars
Graduate Scholars

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Elham Gharib Shahi, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Nanotechnology and Nan-Science
Email: elhamgs2002@yahoo.com
 

PhD Students

 
Aldo S. Jaimes
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Machine Intelligence and Learning
Email: aldo.jaimes@gmail.com
Yunus Yetis
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Ahmad Taha, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Control of Energy System, Open Cloud ,Forecasting
Email: yunusyetis68@hotmail.com
Halid Kaplan
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Sara Ahmed, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Control Systems, Renewable Energy, and Forecasting
Email: halid88@gmail.com
Berat Alper Erol
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: HCI, Machine Learning
Email: berat.erol@utsa.edu"
 
Abdurrahman Akuzum
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Sara Ahmed, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Solar-Powered Robotics, Control and Energy Systems
Email: a.akuzum@gmail.com
T. John Parsi, DDS
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Engineering of Dental Procsses
Email: john@drparsi.com
Ali Miraftab
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Paul Rad, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing and Architecture, System of Systems, Communication Networks
Email: ali.miraftab@utsa.edu
Joaquin Labrado
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Spacecraft Control, 3D SLAM, Robotics
Affiliation: UTSA UAV Competition
Email: jdlabrado@gmail.com
Benjamin Champion
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Adviser: Dr. Matthew Joordens, Deakin University, Australia
Co-adviser: Mo Jamshidi
Areas of Interest: Network Control with emphasis on Underwater Robotics
Email: btch@deakin.edu.au
Michael Mortimer
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Adviser: Dr. Ben Horan, Deakin University, Australia
Co-adviser: Mo Jamshidi
Areas of Interest:
Email: mamort@deakin.edu.au
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Ahmed Abdelmawgoud
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Cyber-Physical Systems
Email: asct82@hotmail.com
Mevlut Demir
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Jeff Prevost, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Robotics, Renewable Energy
Email: mevlut.demir@utsa.edu
Amin Sahba
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing and Architecture
Email: amin.sahba@gmail.com
Ramin Sahba
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing and Architecture
Email: ramin.sahba@gmail.com
Jonathan Lwowski
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Jeff Prevost, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Robotic Swarms
Email: jonathan.lwowski@gmail.com
Gonzalo De La Torre
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Paul Rad, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Cloud, Software Define Networks and NFV
Email: gonzalo_delatorre@live.com
Prasanna Kolar
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Systems
Email: vdd121@my.utsa.edu
Nima Ebadi
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Co-adviser: Paul Rad, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest:
Email: ucf235@my.utsa.edu
   

Masters Students

Divya Bhaskaran
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Control
Email: ioa034@my.utsa.edu
Nick Gamez
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest:
Email: jyi358@my.utsa.edu
Jackie Ortiz
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Visual SLAM for Mobile Robotics
Email: jaqdandori@gmail.com
Shubham Sarpal
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Robotics
Email: sarpal75@gmail.com
Abhijit Majumdar
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Intelligent robots
Email: abhijitmajumdar1992@gmail.com
 
   

Bachelors Students

Steven Sprouse
Educational Level: Bachelors Student
Areas of Interest:
Email: sprouse_steve@yahoo.com
 
   

Visiting Scholars

Ben Horan
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Unwater Robotics
Deakin University, Australia
Co-Advisors: S. Nahavandi, Mo Jamshidi
Email:
ben.horan@deakin.edu.au

Anjan Kumar Ray
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Swarm Robotics
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India
Co-Advisors: L. Behera, Mo Jamshidi
Email: akray@iitk.ac.in
Sami Al-AbdRabbuh
Educational Level: Undergraduate
Areas of Interest: LEGO Mindstorms
The King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
Email:
sami.alabdrabbuh@gmail.com

Aleksandar Jevtic
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Swarm Robotics
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Co-Advisors: D. Andina, Mo Jamshidi
Email:
aleksandar.jevtic@upm.es

Luis Luque
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: UAV
Cinvestav, Mexico
Co-Advisors: E. Sanchez, Mo Jamshidi
Email:
luisferlv@hotmail.com
Ilhan Yilmaz
Educational Level: Undergraduate
Areas of Interest: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle & Pilot
Turkey
Email:
ilhanyilmaz_85@hotmail.com




Mathew Joordens
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Underwater Robotics
Deakin University, Australia
Co-Advisors: S. Nahavandi, Mo Jamshidi
Email:
matthew.joordens@deakin.edu.au

Miguel Garza
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest:
UANL, Mexico
Co-Advisors: A. de la O Serna, Mo Jamshidi
Email:
Lydie Roiné
Educational Level: Undergraduate
Areas of Interest: Energy
ESIGELEC, France
Email:
l.roine.10@groupe-esigelec.fr

Graduate Scholars

Dariush Shahgoshtasbi
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Energy
Email: d_shahgoshtasbi@yahoo.com
Somayeh Bakhtiari
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Image Processing, Image Recognition
Co-Advisors: Mo Jamshidi, Sos Agaian
Email: phm861@my.utsa.edu
Ted Shaneyfelt
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Image Processing
Email: ted@ace.utsa.edu
Amir Rajaee
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Cognitive Radio Networks, Wireless Communications, Smart Grid
Email: amirajaee@gmail.com
Kranthi Manoj Nagothu
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Underwater communication, wireless networking
Email: kranthimanoj@gmail.com
Meryem Fennich
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Energy Systems
Email: meryfenn@gmail.com
Kaveh Kheradmand
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Energy
Email: kevinedwise@aol.com
Jeff Prevost
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Wireless Networking, Cloud Computing
Affiliation: Graham Foundation
Email: jprevost@satx.rr.com
Amin Sahba
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Real-Time Image Processing, Computer Architecture, Artificial Neural Networks
Email: amin.sahba@gmail.com
Webmaster
Ramin Sahba
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Real-Time Image Processing, Computer Architecture, Artificial Neural Networks
Email: ramin.sahba@gmail.com
Webmaster
Yashar Sahraei Manjili
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Netrowked Control Systems,
Smart Grid, Renewable Energy
Email : sca102@my.utsa.edu
Halid Kaplan
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Control Systems, Renewable Energy, and Forecasting
Email: halid88@gmail.com
Amy W. Daali
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Biomedical Engineering
Email: wdaali99@gmail.com
Elmira M. Bonab
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Distributed Estimation in Adaptive Networks
Email: elmiramb@yahoo.com
Mohan Muppidi
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Robotics
Email: mkumar2301@gmail.com
Patrick Benavidez
Educational Level: Ph.D
Area of Interest: Swarm Robotics
Email: p_b_2003@hotmail.com
Maryam Nezamabadi Ezell
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Parrot AR Drone quadcopter's control systems, Fuzzy logic control, Robot Operating System
Emali: vfc907@my.utsa.edu
Satish K. Vaishnav
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Design and Testing of UAV's, Biologically Inspired Robotic Swarm Intelligence
Email: satish.vaishnav1188@gmail.com
Eric Wineman
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Robotics in Medical Applications, Autonomous Robotics, and Sensor Interface
Emali: ericwineman17@yahoo.com
Jonathan Tapia
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest:
Email: hal008@my.utsa.edu
Paul Rad
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Open Cloud Computing
Email: paul.rad@rackspace.com
Gerardo Trevino
Educational Level: Masters
Areas of Interest: Renewable Energy
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Email: rnp844@my.utsa.edu
Jack Richey
Educational Level: Bachelors Student
Areas of Interest:
Email: xje791@my.utsa.edu
Josue Cruz-Lambert
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Solar-Powered Mobile Rovers
Co-Adviser: Dr. Hari Krishnaswami
Email: josueilambert@yahoo.com
Ikram Hussain
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Robotics, Motion Planning, Industrial robots, and Control Engineering
Emali: ikramhussain_m@yahoo.com
Ruthvik Goud Sara
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Data Analytics in Agriculture
Email: ruthvik.goud@gmail.com
Ibrahim Mohammed
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Solar-Powered Robotics, Control and Energy Systems
Email: md.ibrahm@hotmail.com
Nick Gallardo
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest:
Email: hbq744@my.utsa.edu
Abhijith Ravikumar Puthussery
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest: Autonomous Robots
Email: abhirputh@gmail.com
Karthik Haradi
Educational Level: Masters Student
Areas of Interest:
Email: dxq821@my.utsa.edu
Arezou Moussavi
Educational Level: Ph.D Student
Areas of Interest: Big Data
Email: arezou.moussavi@gmail.com
 

Cheng-Hao Huang
Educational Level: Ph.D
Areas of Interest: Mobile Robots
National Central University, Taiwan
Co-Advisors: Wen-June Wang, Mo Jamshidi

Email:
chhuang@ee.ncu.edu.tw

Srinath Kota
Educational Level: Undergraduate
Areas of Interest: IT and Cloud Computing
Email:
srinath_kota@hotmail.com

Undergraduate Students

 


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