Iman Shames

Thoughts: Random and Otherwise


I am currently a Professor of Mechatronics at the School of Engineering at the Australian National University. Previously, I had been an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne from 2014 to 2020 and a Senior Lecturer and 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 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) and PhD scholarship  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
Recent Posts
Getting SageTex to work in Windows (4/17/2020) - Sage is a cool and free open source mathematics software system that strives to be an alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab. SageTex is a Latex package that can make life easier or more interesting for those of us who use Latex for writing technical documents and occasionally need to include plots, numerical calculations, […]
Launching STAEOnline (3/30/2020) - All of this started to make sure that dissemination of ideas does not stop in the time of Corona by adopting an online mode of operations for conducting seminars. While the pandemic has stopped face-to-face meetings, discussions, and departmental seminars, going online not only allows us to continue our intellectual discussions but also enables us […]
Postdoc/Research Fellow in Planning, Optimisation, and Control (10/16/2019) - The ideal applicant will have an outstanding background in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics (or equivalent), as well as experience with the implementation of numerical methods and engineering applications of optimisation techniques (continuous and discrete) in real-time control of dynamical systems with exposure to mathematical foundations of learning, graph theory, system verification, and temporal […]

  1.  Melbourne Information, Decision and Autonomous Systems Laboratory