Dr. Alireza Farhadi

Assistant Professor (Systems and Control) and director of Industrial Relations and technology transfer office of the Department of Electrical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

Tehran, Iran

Email: afarhadi@sharif.edu

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

and founder and director of Networked control systems Lab.  and 

founder and director of Modern control engieering Lab.



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

The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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

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

Research Interests: 
Stochastic control over noisy communication channels (control/communication co-design)
Distributed optimal control
Model predictive control
Automated irrigation network 
Smart oil well/field
Smart building
Automated oil drilling system

Patents
 ،سیستم خودکار انتقال آب کشاورزی، شماره ثبت: 87503 تاریخ ثبت: 1394/06/05
سامانه تزریق هوشمند گاز به میادین نفتی جهت بیشینه سازی ضریب برداشت، شماره ثبت: 88926، تاریخ ثبت: 1394/10/28

Employment History:

 

August 2011 – July 2013:                  Research fellow (level B)

                                                  The University of Melbourne, Australia
                                                  Research topic: Australia's automated irrigation networks

         

Feb. 2010 – July 2011:                     Post doctoral fellow

INRIA (the French national institute for research in computer science and control), France

Research topic: An integerated framework for control, communication and computation co-design with applications in emerging networked control systems (fleet of AUVs for localization of the source of a chemical/oil pollution with unknown location at seabed, automated oil drilling system, smart oil well).


May 2008 – Aug. 2009:                    Post doctoral fellow

The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Research topic: Stability and sub-optimal performance of large scale distributed interacting systems via distributed autonomous agents/manipulators interconnected via a noisy wireless communication network

 


Current Students:

1-Vahideh Sanjaroon (2013-present), Ph.D. thesis: Control  systems in the presence of communication channel (jointly supervised by Prof. Khalaj, me and Prof. Motahari)
2-Ali Parsa (2014-present), Ph.D. thesis: Nonlinear control over noisy communication links using describing function and linearization method (currently, part time employee at crouse company)
3-Bahar Rahmati-zadeh (2015-present), MSc. thesis: Model predictive control in the presence of model uncertainty and communication imperfections: Applications in automated irrigation network
4-Mohamad Lotfi Moradlo (2015-present), MSc. thesis: Design and development of flow meter for open irrigation channels
5-Parham Gohari (2016-present), BSc. thesis: Design and development of the pilot of automated oil drilling system and the associated Scada software
6- Mohammad Mehdi Ghafari (2017-present), BSc. thesis: Smart water injection to oil reservoir for enhancing recovery factor

Past Students:
Mohammad Jafari (2013-2014), BSc. thesis: Stability and tracking of noiseless nonlinear Lipschitz systems over digital communication channels (currently, Ph.D. student at K.N.T. University of Technology)
Ali Khodabandehlo(2013-2014), MSc. thesis: Distributed model predictive control and its application in automated irrigation networks(currently, full time employee at crouse company)
Shayan Mashadi Najafi(2013-2014), MSc. thesis: Stability and tracking of linear Gaussian systems over AWGN channel with noisy feedback channel
Nabil Ettehadi(2013-2014), BSc. thesis: Stability of noiseless nonlinear dynamic systems over AWGN channel using describing function (currently, PhD student with full financial support at the University of Central Florida, USA)
Amir-reza Sedaghat(2013-2014), BSc. thesis: Stability and tracking of noiseless nonlinear dynamic systems over the packet erasure channel using linearization method (currently, MSc student with full financial support at McGill University, Canada)
Kimia Chavoshi(2014-2015), BSc. thesis: Stability and tracking of noisy nonlinear dynamic systems over AWGN channel using linearization method (Recipient of the outstanding BSc thesis award, currently MSc student at Sharif University of Technology)
Reza Ghorbani(2013-2015), MSc. thesis: Stability and tracking of noisy nonlinear Lipschitz dynamic systems over the packet erasure channel(currently, Ph.D. student at Sharif University of Technology)
Shahab Sarmashghi(2013-2015), MSc. thesis: Control over noisy channel (jointly supervised by Prof. Khalaj, me and Prof. Motahari ( currently, PhD student with full financial support at the University of California  at San diego)
Kiarash Aryankia(2013-2015), MSc. thesis: Distributed optimal control based on efficient methods for decomposition
Ali Karbasi(2013-2015), MSc. thesis: Distributed optimal control based on an efficient method for communication: Application in smart building
Vahid Ahmadi(2013-2015), MSc. thesis: Model predictive control based on integer programming: Application in smart oil well
Pegah Ebrahimi(2014-2015), BSc. thesis: Control of electric vehicle
Sajjad Easapour(2014-2016), MSc. thesis: Recursive feasibility for distributed model predictive control: Application in automated irrigation network(currently, full time employee at crouse company)
Maliheh Mahloji(2014-2016), Automated elimination system of stick-slip oscillation of drilling string using tele-metery and predictive estimator (jointy supervised by Prof. Khalaj and me.
Mahsa Bakhshi(2014-2016), MSc. thesis: Design and development of automated irrigation canal pilot(currently, full time employee at crouse company)


Refereed Publications:

Journal Publications:

Published articles:

    1- 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.

    2- 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.

     3- 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. 

    4- 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.

    5-    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.  

     6-  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.

7- 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.

 

8-   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.

 

9-  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.

 

10-   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:

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 .

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.

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

Farhadi, A., Sub-optimal Control Over AWGN Communication Network, European Journal of Control, May 2017 (control/communication co-design)Click Here.

    

Conference Proceedings:

Published articles:

1- 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

       2- 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.

3- 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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4- 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.



       5- 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.

      6 - 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

7Farhadi, 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 .

         

8-      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.

 

9-  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.

 

10-   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 .

 

11-     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.

 

12-      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.

 

13- 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.

 

14-  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.

 

15-  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.

 

16-      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.

 

17-   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.

 

18-   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.

 

19-   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).






Invited Speaker at:

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