Iman Shames

Thoughts: Random and Otherwise


I am currently an Associate 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 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
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 […]
Research Fellows (2) (9/13/2019) - Girish Nair and I are looking for a couple of postdocs to work on a multidisciplinary project on perception, navigation and spatial awareness in mobile robots, using vision or other sensing modalities. Contracts of up to 2.5 years could be offered. Candidates should ideally have PhDs in areas related to Systems & Control, Robotic […]
Workshop on Optimisation in Systems Engineering (5/31/2019) - Program Address: 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053  Electricity grids are experiencing an unprecedented transformation to a more decentralised energy future as many countries transition to a low emission economy supporting action for climate change. A decentralised yet integrated energy future requires electricity grids to be responsive to changes […]

  1.  Melbourne Information, Decision and Autonomous Systems Laboratory