Hamid D. Taghirad has received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1989, his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1997, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently a Professor with the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Systems and Control and the Director of the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS) at K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is a senior member of IEEE, and member of the board of Industrial Control Center of Excellence (ICCE), at K.N. Toosi University of Technology, editor in chief of Mechatronics Magazine, and Editorial board of International Journal of Robotics: Theory and Application, and International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. His research interest is robust and nonlinear control applied to robotic systems. His publications include five books, and more than 160 papers in international Journals and conference proceedings.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Parallel robotics, Mobile robotics, Visual Servoing, Telerobotics.