Hamid Jafarnejad Sani

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Room: EAS 409
Phone: 201.216.5563
Email: hjafarne@stevens.edu
Website
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2013

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2011

Research

My research interests include control and planning, robotics, cyber-physical security, and machine learning. In particular, I am interested in resilient and secure control of intelligent autonomous systems in uncertain and adversarial environments.

Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, August 2019 - present

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2019 - July 2019

  • Research and Teaching Assitant, Advanced Controls Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2013 - December 2018

  • Research and Teaching Assitant, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, September 2011 - June 2013

Honors & Awards
  • George B. Grim Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2014

  • Elsevier Reviewer Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Journal of The Franklin Institute, 2016

  • Medal Recipient (3rd place) in the 16th National Mechanical Engineering Olympiad for University Students, Tehran, 2011

  • Winner of the Faculty of Engineering Prize, University of Tehran, 2011

Professional Societies
  • IEEE
  • AIAA
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. H. Jafarnejadsani, N. Wan, N. Hovakimyan, and P. G. Voulgaris. "A Multi-Level Sampled-Data Approach for Resilient Navigation and Control of Autonomous Systems", International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2020.  doi.org/10.1002/rnc.4814  .
  2. Y. Mao, H. Jafarnejadsani, P. Zhao, E. Akyol, and N. Hovakimyan. "Novel Stealthy Attack and Defense Strategies for Networked Control Systems", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2020.  doi:10.1109/TAC.2020.2997363  .
  3. H. Jafarnejadsani, H. Lee, and N. Hovakimyan. "L1 Adaptive Sampled-Data Control for Uncertain Multi-Input Multi-Output Systems", Automatica, vol. 103, pp. 346-353, 2019.  doi:10.1016/j.automatica.2019.01.007  .
  4. D. Sun, H. Jafarnejadsani, and N. Hovakimyan. "Design of Command Limiting Control Law using Exponential Potential Functions", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2019 (under review).
  5. H. Jafarnejadsani, D. Sun, H. Lee, and N. Hovakimyan. "Optimized L1 Adaptive Controller for Trajectory Tracking of an Indoor Quadrotor", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, pp. 1415-1427, 2017.  doi:10.2514/1.G000566  .
  6. H. Jafarnejadsani, J. Pieper. "Gain-Scheduled l1-Optimal Control of Variable-Speed Variable-Pitch Wind Turbines", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol.23, no.1, 372-379, 2015.  doi:10.1109/TCST.2014.2320675  .
  7. H. Jafarnejadsani, J. Pieper, and J. Ehlers. "Adaptive Control of a Variable-Speed Variable-Pitch Wind Turbine using Radial-Basis Function Neural Network", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol.21, no. 6, 2264-2272, 2013.  doi:10.1109/TCST.2012.2237518  .
Conference Proceedings
  1. Y. Mao, H. Jafarnejadsani, P. Zhao, E. Akyol, and N. Hovakimyan. "Detectability of Intermittent Zero-Dynamics Attack in Networked Control Systems", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France, December 2019.  https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.06938.pdf  .
  2. X. Fang, N. Wan, H. Jafarnejadsani, D. Sun, F. Holzapfel, and N. Hovakimyan. "Emergency Landing Trajectory Optimization for Fixed-Wing Delivery UAV under Engine Failure", AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, California, January 2019.  doi:10.2514/6.2019-0959  .
  3. H. Jafarnejadsani, H. Lee, N. Hovakimyan, and P. G. Voulgaris. "A Multirate Adaptive Control for MIMO Systems with Application to Cyber-Physical Security", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, Florida, December 2018.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2018.8619570  .
  4. H. Jafarnejadsani, J. Kim, N. Hovakimyan, and V. Kulkarni. "Load Capacity Improvements in Nucleic Acid Based Systems using Discrete-Time Feedback Control", 5th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2018.  doi:10.1109/CoDIT.2018.8394784  .
  5. H. Jafarnejadsani, H. Lee, N. Hovakimyan, and P. G. Voulgaris. "Dual-Rate L1 Adaptive Controller for Cyber-Physical Sampled-Data Systems", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, December 2017.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2017.8264602  .
  6. H. Jafarnejadsani, H. Lee, and N. Hovakimyan. "An L1 Adaptive Control Design for Output-Feedback Sampled-Data Systems", American Control Conference, pp. 5744-5749, Seattle, Washington, May 2017.  doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963850  .
  7. D. Sun, X. Li, H. Jafarnejadsani, and N. Hovakimyan. "A Flight Envelope Protection Method Based on Potential Functions", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Grapevine, TX, 2017.  doi:10.2514/6.2017-1024  .
  8. H. Jafarnejadsani, H. Lee, and N. Hovakimyan. "Convex Multi-Objective Filter Optimization for L1 Adaptive Output-Feedback Control", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, 2016.  doi:10.2514/6.2016-1375  .
  9. H. Jafarnejadsani, and N. Hovakimyan. "Optimal Filter Design for a Discrete-Time Formulation of L1 Adaptive Control", AIAA InfoTech @ Aerospace Conference, Kissimmee, FL, 2015.  doi:10.2514/6.2015- 0119  .
  10. H. Jafarnejadsani, J. Pieper, and J. Ehlers. "Adaptive Control of a Variable-Speed Variable-Pitch Wind Turbine using RBF Neural Network", IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, London, Ontario, Canada, 2012.  doi:10.1109/EPEC.2012.6474954  .
Courses
  • ME 225 Dynamics