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I am currently a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne. I am also affiliated with MIDAS Laboratory1. Previously, I had been a McKenzie fellow at the same department from 2012 to 2014 and before that I was an ACCESS Postdoctoral Researcher at the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shiraz University, Iran in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering and computer science from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2011.

See my CV and the Research Projects page for more information. To check current research fellow (postdoctoral) positions check Open Positions.

Prospective Students

I am always looking for good students with degrees in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or mechanical engineering with solid background in mathematics and particularly in numerical methods, differential equations, control theory, nonlinear programming, and optimisation. Students interested in doing their PhD in the general areas of systems theory, optimisation, control or any of the areas listed below should email me their expressions of interest along with their CV.

Research Interests
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Systems
  • Optimization Theory and Applications
  • Networked Systems: Control and Estimation
  • Smart Grids and Smart Infrastructure
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Richard Feynman Letter to Koichi Mano on What Problems to Solve (1/12/2017) - A very important lesson for anyone – from grad students to academics –  in danger of forgetting the big picture and reasons for which they became interested in doing research and trying to solve problems.

  1.  Melbourne Information, Decision and Autonomous Systems Laboratory