Mohammadreza Chamanbaz — Curriculum

An extended Curriculum is available here.

Education

  • PhD in National University of Singapore, Research Scholar, Data Storage Institute under the supervision of Prof. Q-G. Wang, (2010-2014).

  • BSc. in Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology (SUTECH) under the supervision of Prof. M. Mahzoon (2005-2008).

  • ASc. in Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University (2003-2005).

Work Experience

  • Research Fellow, Rio Tinto Center for Mine Automation, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, the University of Sydney, June 2020-Now

  • Senior Research Fellow, iTrust Center for Research in Cyber Security, Jan 2019-June 2020.

  • Assistant Professor, Arak University of Technology, Jan 2017- Jan 2019.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Applie dComplexity Group, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, July 2016-March 2017.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, iTrust Center for Research in Cyber Security, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Sep 2015-July 2016.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.

  • Research Scholar, Data Storage Institute, Singapore, Jan 2010-Jan 2014.

  • Project Assistant, Portable Photovoltaic Set for Nomads, ّFars Science and Technology Park, Shiraz, Iran, May 2008-Jan 2010

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

  • Convex Optimization (Sep 2018), Sep 2017

  • Linear Systems (Jan 2018, Jan 2017)

Undergraduate Courses

  • Linear Algebra (Jan 2017)

  • Circuits Theory (Sep 2018, Jan 2018, Sep 2017, Jan 2017)

  • Instrumentation (Sep 2018, Sep 2017)

  • Industrial Control Systems (Sep 2018, Sep 2017)

Honors/Awards

  • Dr. Kazemi Ashtiani research prize from Iran's National Elites Foundation (2017).

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (2013).

  • Singapore International Graduate Award Scholarship (SINGA, A-Star) (2010-2014).

  • Ranked 2nd among Electrical Engineering Students, Electrical Engineering Department, SUTECH GPA: 17.27/20, Spring 2006.

  • Ranked 2nd among Electrical Engineering Students, Electrical Engineering Department, Shiraz University, GPA: 17.64/20, 2003-2005.

Research Grants

  • Co-author, Design and reinforcement security on smart grids against cyber-physical attack, Singapore National Research Foundation, National Satellite of Excellence, Design Science and Technology for Secure Critical Infrastructure, S$ 977, 460, Duration: 2.5 years (started at October 2019).

Press Coverage and Media Attention

  • EurekAlert American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), New approach for modern power grids that increases efficiency, reduces cost.

  • EurekAlert American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), SUTD uncovers the power of dynamically rewiring swarm robotic systems.

Selected Talks

  • “Distributed robust optimization: A randomized approach”, July 2018, Singapore University of Technology and Design

  • “Challenges in Renewable Energy from Optimal Power Flow Viewpoint”, June 2018, National Research Foundation, Pretoria, South Africa

  • “Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems”, March 2017, University of Salento, Lecce

  • “Sequential Randomized Methods”, April 2016, Isfahan University of Technology, Iasfahan, Iran.

  • “Randomized Algorithms for Control of Uncertain Systems with Application to Hard Disk Drives”, September 2013, Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft, Netherlands, Full Day Workshop.

  • “Randomized Algorithms for Optimization in the Presence of Uncertainty”, April 2013, Department of Mathematics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

  • “A Sequential Randomized Algorithm for Convex Optimization in the Presence of Uncertainty”, Feb 2013, ECE NUS Graduate Symposium, Singapore.

  • “Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems: Randomized Algorithms and Robust Control”, Sep 2012, CNR-IEIIT, Torino, Italy.

  • “An overview to probabilistic robust techniques and its application in Hard Disk Drive”, Sep 2011, 7th IEEE Singapore Control Systems Chapter Graduate Student Workshop on Control and Automation, NUS, Singapore.

  • “Development of advanced servo techniques for 10 Tbin2”, The 10 Tbin2 Seminar Series, DSI, Singapore.

Professional Membership

  • IEEE Control System Society.

  • Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Professional Service

  • Member, IEEE Technical Committee on Robust and Complex Systems, 2012-Now

  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2013-Now)

  • Reviewer, Automatica (2012-Now_

  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technologies (2015-Mow)

Academic Visit

  • Applied Complexity Group, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Summer 2017

  • Department of Engineering, Control Optimization and Robotics lab, Università del Salento, Summer 2016.

  • CNR-IEIIT & Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, April-October, 2012.

Research Interests

  • Security of Cyber-physical Systems

  • Swarm Robotics

  • Control of Cyber-physical Systems

  • Machine Learning

  • Distributed Robust Optimization

Referees

  • Prof. Qing-Guo Wang, PhD, NRF A-rated, Distinguished Professor, Institute for Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Email: wangq@uj.ac.za.

  • Prof. Fabrizio Dabbene PhD, Director of Research CNR-IEIIT, Torino, Italy Email: fabrizio.dabbene@polito.it

  • Prof. Roland Bouffanais PhD, Director of Graduate Study Singapore University of Technology and Design Email: bouffanais@sutd.edu.sg

  • Prof. Constantino Lagoa PhD, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Penn State University Email: cml18@psu.edu