Dr. Alireza Farhadi

Assistant Professor (Systems and Control) 

 Department of Electrical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

Tehran, Iran

Email: afarhadi@sharif.edu


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Systems & Control)

The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ph.D. thesis title: Stochastic control through capacity limited channels

Employment History


Founder and CEO of Sharif Networked Control Systems spin off company(سامانه های شبکه و فرمان شریف)

Networked Control System research team co-director (in collaboration with Prof. Babak Khalaj)  

founder and director of Networked control systems Lab.   

founder and director of Modern control engineering Lab.

Teaching Experience at Sharif University:
Networked control systems
Linear control system and Lab.
Optimal control
Linear algebra
Stochastic control
Modern control Engineering
Nonlinear control systems
Modern control Lab.

Professional Research Activities: 
Design and development of emerging cyber - physical systems and networks
Design and development of Scada systems (applications in
automated irrigation network, smart oil well/field and leak detection and localization system)
Measurement and control over the Internet (IoT)
Measurement and control over wireless links (tele-operation)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Stochastic control over noisy communication channels (control/communication co-design)
Distributed optimal control (control/computation co-design)
Model predictive control
Cooperative control of multi-agent systems
Smart building
Automated oil drilling system


Refereed Publications:

Journal Publications:

Published articles:

    1- Farhadi, A., Sub-optimal Control Over AWGN Communication Network, European Journal of Control, 37, pp. 27-33, September 2017 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.

    2-Farhadi, A., Stabilization of nonlinear polynomial systems subject to system noise and quantization distortion, Journal of Control, Summer 2017 (in Persian)Click Here.

    3- Farhadi A. and Khodabandehlou, A., Distributed model predictive control with hierarchical architecture for communication: application in automated irrigation channels, International Journal of Control, 89(8), pp. 1725-1741, August 2016 (distributed optimal control+automated irrigation channels) Click Here.

    4- Farhadi,  A., Stability of linear dynamic systems over the packet erasure channel: a co-design approach,
International Journal of Control, 88(12), pp. 2488-2498, December 2015 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.

     5- Farhadi, A., Feedback channel in linear noiseless dynamic systems controlled over the packet erasure network, International Journal of Control, 88(8), pp. 1490-1503, August 2015 (control/communication/coding complexity co-design) Click Here. 

    6- Farhadi, A., Domun, J. and Canudas de Wit, C. , A supervisory control policy over an acoustic communication network, International Journal of Control, 88(5), pp. 946-958, May 2015 (control/communication/coding complexity co-design) Click Here.

    7-    Farhadi, A., and Ahmed, N. U., Suboptimal decentralized control over noisy communication channelsSystems and Control Letters, 60, pp. 285-293, April 2011 (control/communication co-design and distributed optimal control) Click Here.  
     8-  Farhadi, A., and Ahmed, N. U., Tracking nonlinear noisy dynamic systems over noisy communication channels, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 59(4), pp. 955 - 961, April 2011 (control/communication co-design and distributed estimation) Click Here.

    9- Farhadi, A.,  and Charalambous, C. D., Stability and reliable data reconstruction of uncertain dynamic systems over finite capacity channels, Automatica, 46(5), pp. 889-896, May 2010, (control/communication co-design) Click Here.
 
    10-   Farhadi, A., and Charalambous, C. D., Robust coding for a class of sources: applications in control and reliable communication over limited capacity channels, Systems and Control Letters, 57(12), pp. 1005-1012, December 2008 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.
 
    11-  Charalambous, C. D., and Farhadi, A., LQG optimality and separation principle for general discrete time partially observed stochastic systems over finite capacity communication channels, Automatica, 44(12), pp. 3181-3188, December 2008 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.
 
    12-   Charalambous, C. D.,  Farhadi, A., and Denic, S. Z., Control of continuous-time linear Gaussian systems over additive Gaussian wireless fading channels: a separation principle, IEEE Transactions on Automatic control, 53(4), pp. 1013-1019, May 2008 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.


Recently accepted articles:

13-Farhadi, A., Stability of nonlinear uncertain Lipschitz systems over the digital noiseless channel, Scientia Iranica, Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering, October 2016 (control/communication co-design)Click Here .
14-Farhadi, A., Shannon entropy and tracking dynamic systems over noisy channels, Scientia Iranica, Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering, December 2016 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.

15-Parsa, A. and Farhadi, A., State estimation of unicycle model over the digital noiseless channel: Applications in the remote control of autonomous vehicles, Tabriz Journal of Electrical Engineering, November 2017 (in Persion) Click Here.
16-Parsa, A. and Farhadi, A. Reference tracking of nonlinear dynamic systems over AWGN channel using describing function, Scientia Iranica, December 2017 Click Here.
17-Sanjeroon, V.,  Farhadi, A., Motahari, A. and Khalaj, B. Estimation of nonlinear dynamic systems over communication channels, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,  January 2018 (control/communication  co-design) Click Here.
18-Parsa, A. and Farhadi, A. Measurement and control of nonlinear dynamics systems over the Internet (IoT): Applications in remote control of autonomous vehicles, Automatica, (accepted as a regular paper, submitted in September 2017), accepted in May 2018 Click Here.

Under review articles:

A. Farhadi and MP Amani, state estimation and stability of nonlinear lipschitz systems over the packet erasure channel, Scientia Iranica, submitted in Feb. 2017. 
A. Karbasi and A. Farhadi,  Building automation and control system based on a distributed optimal control with an efficient method for communication, Control Engineering Practice submitted in September 2017.
A. Parsa and A. Farhadi, Bilateral tele-operation of autonomous vehicles over AWGN channel, Systems and Control Letters, submitted in November 2017.
A. Parsa and A. Farhadi, New coding scheme for state estimation and reference tracking of nonlinear dynamics systems over the packet erasure channel: Applications in tele-operation of autonomous vehicles, Systems and Control Letters, submitted in January 2018.
V. Sanjeroon, A. Farhadi, B. Khalaj and A. Motahari, Stability of nonlinear dynamic systems over limited capacity communication channels, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, submitted in January 2018.
V. Sanjeroon, A. Farhadi, B. Khalaj and A. Motahari, Estimation and stability of control systems over bandlimited AWGN and fading channels, Systems and Control Letters, submitted in Febuary 2018. 

Conference Proceedings:

Published articles:

1- A. Parsa and A. Farhadi, Telemetry and tele-operation of nonlinear systems: Applications in tele-operation of autonomous vehicles, 2018 Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering, May 2018, Mashhad, Iran Click here.

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2- Ariankia, K. and Farhadi, A., Distributed optimal control using an efficient method for decomposition, in Proceedings of the 25th Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering, May 2017, Tehran, Iran Click Here

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       3- Khodabandehlou, A., Farhadi, A. and Parsa, A. Distributed model predictive control methods for improving the transient response of automated irrigation channels, in Proceedings of the 23rd Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering , May 2015, Tehran, Iran, pp.  805-810(automated irrigation networks and model predictive control) Click Here.

4- Mashhadi Najafi S. and Farhadi, A. Tracking and stability of linear Gaussian systems over AWGN channel with intermittent deterministic feedback channel, in Proceedings of the 23rd Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering, May 2015, Tehran, Iran, pp. 811-816 (control/communication co-design)Click Here.

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5- Farhadi, A., Cantoni, M., and Dower, P. M., Computation time analysis of a distributed optimization algorithm applied to automated irrigation networks, in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2193-2199(distributed optimal control and automated irrigation networks) Click Here.



       6- Farhadi, A., Dower, P. M., Cantoni, M., Computation time analysis of a centralized and distributed optimization algorithms applied to automated irrigation networks,  in Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Control  Conference  (AUCC), November 4-5, 2013, Perth, Australia, pp. 263-269 (distributed optimal control and automated irrigation networks) Click Here.

      7 - Farhadi, A., Cantoni, M., and Dower, P. M., Performance and information pattern trade-offs in a consensus based distributed optimization method,  in Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Control Conference (distributed optimal control)Click Here

8Farhadi, A., and Canudas de Wit, C., A integration framework for control/communication/computation (3C) co-design with application in fleet control of AUVs, in proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florida, December 2011 (control/communication/coding complexity co-design)Click Here .

         

9-      Farhadi, A., and Ahmed, N. U., Decentralized suboptimal control via limited capacity channels, in Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, June 2009, pp. 3525 - 3530 (control/communication co-design and distributed optimal control) Click Here.

 

10-  Farhadi, A., and Charalambous, C. D., Robust stabilizing scheme for uncertain systems controlled over limited capacity Additive White Gaussian Noise channels, in Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, June 2008, pp. 3644-3649 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

11-   Farhadi, A., and Charalambous, C. D., Robust control of a class of feedback systems subject to limited capacity constraints, in Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2007, pp. 3970-3975 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here .

 

12-     Charalambous, C. D. and Farhadi, A., Control of feedback systems subject to the finite rate constraints via Shannon lower bound, in Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, Cyprus, April 2007, pp. 1-7 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.

 

13-      Farhadi, A., and Charalambous, C. D., Control of tele-operation systems subject to capacity limited channels and uncertainty, in Proceedings of the IEEE Canada, Ottawa, May 2006, pp. 492-497 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

14- Charalambous, C. D., and Farhadi, A., A mathematical framework for robust control over uncertain communication channels, in  Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain, December 2005, pp. 2530-2535 (control/communication co-design) Click Here.

 

15-  Charalambous, C. D., Denic, S. Z.,  and Farhadi, A., Control over wireless communication channel for continuous-time systems, in  Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain, December  2005, pp. 3225-3230 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

16-  Charalambous, C. D., and Farhadi, A., Robust entropy rate for uncertain sources and its applications in controlling systems subject to capacity constraints, in Proceedings of 43rd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computation, Allerton House, Chicago, September 2005, pp. 1297 - 1306 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

17-      Charalambous, C. D.,  Farhadi, A.,  Denic, S., and Rezaei, F., Robust control over uncertain communication channels, in Proceedings of the 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Cyprus, June 2005, pp. 737-742 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

18-   Charalambous, C. D., and Farhadi, A., Robust entropy rate for uncertain sources: applications to communication and control systems, in Proceedings of the 9th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Montreal, June 2005, pp. 307-310 (control/communication co-design)  Click Here.

 

19-   Charalambous, C. D.,  Farhadi, A., and Djouadi, S. M., Action functional stochastic H_{infty} estimation for nonlinear discrete time systems, in  Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, USA, December 2002, pp. 1028-1033(stochastic control)  Click Here.

 

20-   Farhadi, A., and Farrokhi, M., Improvement of neuro-predictive control using a new scheme for training, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modeling, Identification, and Control, Austria, February 2001, pp. 398-402 (model predictive control).






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Invited Speaker at:

NIRO power institute, 2018
Iran Water Management Company, 2015
Lund University, Sweden, 2012

Rolls Royce Center, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, 2011
GE Global Research, Munich, Germany, 2010
University of Padova, Italy, 2010
Sheffield University, UK, 2010
University of Seville, Spain, 2010
CNRS, Paris, France, 2008