Recent advances in high-gain design for nonlinear systems and applications to autonomous unmanned vehicles
Farshad Khorrami received his Bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering in 1982 and 1984 respectively from The Ohio State University. He also received his Master's degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and 1988 from The Ohio State University. Dr. Khorrami is currently a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at NYU where he joined as an assistant professor in Sept. 1988. His research interests include adaptive and nonlinear controls, robotics and automation, unmanned vehicles (fixed-wing and rotary wing aircrafts as well as underwater vehicles and surface ships), smart structures, large-scale systems and decentralized control, smart grid, and microprocessor based control and instrumentation. Prof. Khorrami has published more than 230 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas. His book on "modeling and adaptive nonlinear control of electric motors" was published by Springer Verlag in 2003. He also has twelve U.S. patents on novel smart micro-positioners and actuators, control systems, and wireless sensors and actuators. He has developed and directed the Control/Robotics Research Laboratory at Polytechnic Univrsity (Now NYU). His research has been supported by the Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, Sandia National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, NASA, and several corporations. Prof. Khorrami has served as general chair and conference organizing committee member of several international conferences.