Dr Hamid Abdi

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Management

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2012

Biography

Senior academic, a senior member of IEEE, and PhD with over 20 years of engineering, R&D, and management experience in ICT, energy, and oil & gas industries along with teaching and management experience in academia.
Hamid has been a scientist, an inventor, an entrepreneur, and winner of multiple scientific awards, and he is capable of providing professional expertise in the areas of electrical and the computer engineering, control systems, robotics, modelling, simulation, and optimisation.

Dr Hamid Abdi is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Engineering, Deakin University. He received BEng and MEng in control engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1998 and 2000 respectively. He completed a PhD degree at Deakin University, Australia in 2011. He spent eight years as a teaching academics in the Iran University of Science and Technology from 2000-2008. During this period he also collaborated with multiple oil and gas companies on various research projects and he provided over 200 professional development workshops and training courses for engineers of these companies. Between 2008-2017, he worked in the Institue for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, at Deakin University. He was a visiting scholar in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Colorado State University, the USA in 2010-2011 and he continues the joint research as an associate member of Colorado State University.

His university education and academic career experience have been devoted to control theory, Industrial control systems, and robotics. Within control theory, Hamid is particularly interested in dynamical modelling, time-delay, and fault-tolerant systems. Within industrial control systems, he is familiar with instrumentation engineering, Distributed and Fieldbus Control Systems (FCS and DCS) which covers SCADA and PLC systems. Within robotics, he is interested in kinematics, dynamics, and control of robots and robot applications.

Hamid is actively involved with a number of research projects and supervision of multiple doctoral and master students in the area of robotic system design, time delay systems control, modelling and simulation of robotic systems, and system optimization, artificial intelligence, and entrepreneurship activities. 

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Research interests

  • Control theory with focus on time-delay systems and fault tolerance
  • Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Energy 

Teaching interests

  • Industrial data communication and wireless sensor network
  • Industrial control systems, process control, and instrumentation
  • Engineering mathematics, probability, and statistics
  • Robotics and intelligent systems
  • Various subjects in control theory
  • Modeling, simulation, and optimisation
  • Engineering Innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership 

Knowledge areas

  • AI on a chip, developing AI on hardware systems
  • Dynamical systems (modeling and simulation)
  • Control theory with focus on time-delay and fault-tolerant systems
  • Industrial control (DCS, Fieldbus, SCADA, PLC, Instrumentation)
  • Artificial Intelligence and robotics (Dynamics, Control, Tele-operation)
  • Optimisation
  • Entrepreneurship 

Awards

Deakin University Vice Chancellor Staff Award for Medical Robotic Ultrasound project , Nov 2015

Alfred Deakin Best Doctoral Thesis Medal and Award, Oct 2013

Winner of 2012 ICT Geelong Innovation Test - Best Deakin Entry, Nov 2012

Winner of WOFIE, Workshop for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nov 2011

Best paper finalist, IEEE Int. Conf. on Information and Automation, Jun 2010

Selected researcher of year 2007, Dec 2007

Best IT entrepreneur, Markazi Province, Jan  2006

UNESCO award for a selected entrepreneur, Mar 2005

Golden medal of Sheikh Bahaei Entrepreneurship Festival, Mar 2005

Publications

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2019

Control methods for internet-based teleoperation systems: A review

P Kebria, H Abdi, M Dalvand, A Khosravi, S Nahavandi

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 32-46, IEEE transactions on human-machine systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Performance Evaluation and Calibration of Gantry-Tau Parallel Mechanism

M Chalak Qazani, S Pedrammehr, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2019), pp. 1-15, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Neuromorphic chip embedded electronic systems to expand artificial intelligence applications

L Abeysekara, H Abdi

(2019), pp. 119-121, (AI4I) 2019 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Industries, Laguna Hills, California, E1

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2018

Improved delay-dependent stability criteria for telerobotic systems with time-varying delays

S Al-Wais, R Mohajerpoor, L Shanmugam, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 2470-2484, IEEE transactions on systems, man, and cybernetics: systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Dynamic analysis of Hexarot: axis-symmetric parallel manipulator

S Pedrammehr, B Danaei, H Abdi, M Masouleh, S Nahavandi

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 225-240, Robotica, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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New delay range-dependent stability criteria for interval time-varying delay systems via Wirtinger-based inequalities

R Mohajerpoor, L Shanmugam, H Abdi, R Rakkiyappan, S Nahavandi, P Shi

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 661-677, International journal of robust and nonlinear control, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Force and temperature modelling of bone milling using artificial neural networks

K Al-Abdullah, H Abdi, C Lim, W Yassin

(2018), Vol. 116, pp. 25-37, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, C1

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H? based state feedback robust controller for nonlinear tele-operation system with variable time-delays

S Al-Wais, T Lee, L Shanmugam, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2018), pp. 600-605, ASCC 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 Asian Control Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

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Evaluation of inverse dynamics of hexarot-based centrifugal simulators

S Pedrammehr, S Nahavandi, H Abdi

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1505-1515, International journal of dynamics and control, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Closed-form dynamics of a hexarot parallel manipulator by means of the principle of virtual work

S Pedrammehr, S Nahavandi, H Abdi

(2018), pp. 1-13, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal
2017

Minimum-order filter design for partial state estimation of linear systems with multiple time-varying state delays and unknown input delays

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, L Shanmugam, S Nahavandi

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 393-409, International journal of robust and nonlinear control, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Functional observer design for retarded system with interval time-varying delays

R Mohajerpoor, L Shanmugam, H Abdi, S Nahavandi, M Saif

(2017), Vol. 48, pp. 1060-1070, International Journal of Systems Science, C1

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Low-noise and small-area integrated amplifier circuit for mems-based implantable hearing aid applications

N Zargarpour, H Abdi, H Bahador

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 2965-2971, Microsystem technologies, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Improved delay-dependent stability criteria for neutral systems with mixed interval time-varying delays and nonlinear disturbances

R Mohajerpoor, L Shanmugam, H Abdi, R Rakkiyappan, S Nahavandi, J Park

(2017), Vol. 354, pp. 1169-1194, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Dynamic response multiobjective optimization of road vehicle ride quality-a computational multibody system approach

N Mohajer, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2017), Vol. 231, pp. 316-332, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part K: journal of multi-body dynamics, London, Eng., C1

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Development and evaluation of a symbolic modelling tool for serial manipulators with any number of degrees of freedom

P Kebria, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 4223-4228, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, E1

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A new approach to functional observer design for linear time-delay systems

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 143-148, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, E1

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A smart HMI for driving safety using emotion prediction of EEG signals

G Thirunavukkarasu, H Abdi, N Mohajer

(2017), pp. 4148-4153, SMC 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Budapest, Hungary, E1

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Directional and sectional ride comfort estimation using an integrated human biomechanical-seat foam model

N Mohajer, H Abdi, S Nahavandi, K Nelson

(2017), Vol. 403, pp. 38-58, Journal of Sound and Vibration, C1

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Segmentation and feature extraction of human gait motion

N de Boer, H Abdi, M Fielding, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 267-273, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

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Design methodology for a hexarot-based centrifugal high-G simulator

S Pedrammehr, Z Najdovski, H abdi, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 3255-3260, SMC 2017 : IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Banff, Canada, E1

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A modified functional link neural network for data classification

Toktam Babaei, Chee Lim, Hamid Abdi, Saeid Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 229-244, Emerging trends in neuro engineering and neural computation, Singapore, B1

chapter
2016

A new algorithm to design minimal multi-functional observers for linear systems

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 842-857, Asian journal of control, London, Eng., C1

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Mathematical modelling of linear motion error for Hexarot parallel manipulators

S Pedrammehr, M Chalak Qazani, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 942-954, Applied mathematical modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Partial state estimation of LTI systems with multiple constant time-delays

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, L Shanmugam, S Nahavandi

(2016), Vol. 353, pp. 541-560, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Human energy harvesting adapted for portable electronics applications

N Mohajer, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2016), pp. 1-6, APPEEC 2015 : Proceedings of the IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference,, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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Integral sliding mode controller for trajectory tracking of a phantom omni robot

S Al-Wais, S Al-Samarraie, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2016), pp. 6-12, CRC 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Cybernetics, Robotics and Control, Hong Kong, E1

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2015

Kinematic analysis and workspace determination of hexarot-a novel 6-DOF parallel manipulator with a rotation-symmetric arm system

M Qazani, S Pedrammehr, A Rahmani, B Danaei, M Ettefagh, A Rajab, H Abdi

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 1686-1703, Robotica, C1

journal

A study and a directory of energy consumption data sets of buildings

T Babaei jonid Abad, H Abdi, C Lim, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 94, pp. 91-99, Energy and buildings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Vehicle motion simulators, a key step towards road vehicle dynamics improvement

N Mohajer, H Abdi, K Nelson, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 1204-1226, Vehicle system dynamics, London, Eng., C1

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On unknown-input functional observability of linear systems

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 3534-3539, ACC 2015 : PRoceedings of the 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, E1

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Reduced order functional observers with application to partial state estimation of linear systems with input delay

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 233-256, Journal of control and decision, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Multipoint haptic guidance for micrograsping systems

Q Ang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 1388-1394, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Minimal unknown-input functional observers for multi-input multi-output LTI systems

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 143-153, Journal of process control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Minimal multi-functional observers for linear systems using a direct approach

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 1266-1271, CCA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Control and Applications, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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Functional observer design with application to pre-compensated multi-variable systems

S Nazmi, R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 620-625, CCA 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Control and Applications, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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Countering Improvised explosive devices through a multi-point haptic teleoperation system

S Nahavandi, J Mullins, M Fielding, H Abdi, Z Najdovski

(2015), pp. 190-197, 2015 IEEE : Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE), Rome, Italy, E1

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Applying inverse just-noticeable-differences of velocity to position data for haptic data reduction

O Nadjarbashi, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 440-445, SMC 2015 : Big Data Analytics for Human-Centric Systems. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, China, E1

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An experimental study on the failure tolerant control of a redundant planar serial manipulator via pseudo-inverse approach

M Yazdani, R Novin, M Masouleh, M Menhaj, H Abdi

(2015), pp. 365-370, ICROM 2015 : Proceedings of the 3rd RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Tehran, Iran, E1

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Ground reaction force prediction for rehabilitation robotics and biomechanics

Nicholas De Boer, Hamid Abdi, Michael Fielding, Saeid Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 1-7, ACRA 2015 : Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2015, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

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2014

Human passive motions and a user-friendly energy harvesting system

H Abdi, N Mohajer, S Nahavandi

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 923-936, Journal of intelligent material systems and structures, London, England, C1

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Artificial neural network modeling of flow stress in hot rolling

P Aghasafari, H Abdi, M Salimi

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 872-879, ISIJ international, Tokyo, Japan, C1

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Workspace analysis of two similar 3-DOF axis-symmetric parallel manipulators

K Marlow, M Isaksson, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2014), pp. 1690-1696, IROS 2014 : Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, Illinois, E1

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A delay-dependent functional observer for linear time-invariant systems with input delay

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi, W Leong

(2014), pp. 746-751, ICARCV 2014 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics & Vision, Singapore, E1

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Partial state estimation: a new design approach

R Mohajerpoor, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2014), pp. 752-757, 2014 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2014, Singapore, E1

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2013

Fault-Tolerant Force in Human and Robot Cooperation

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski, A Maciejewski

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 103-116, International Journal of Social Robotics, C1

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Reliability maps and probabilistic guarantee of task motion for robotic manipulators

H Abdi, A Maciejewscki, S Nahavandi

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 81-92, Advanced robotics, London, Eng., C1

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A library of energy efficiency functions for home appliances

H Abdi, M Fielding, J Mullins, S Nahavandi

(2013), pp. 435-444, SEB 2012 : Sustainability in energy and buildings : proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Stockholm, Sweden, E1

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A sustainable energy saving method for hotels by green hotel deals

H Abdi, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 669-677, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, B1

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A system for energy saving in commercial and organizational buildings

H Abdi, M Fielding, J Mullins, S Nahavandi

(2013), pp. 1083-1091, SEB 2012 : Sustainability in energy and buildings : proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Stockholm, Sweden, E1

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Integration of resident's energy costs in short stay accommodation billing system

H Abdi, Y Le, S Nahavandi

(2013), 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2013, E1

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A probabilistic approach for measuring the fault tolerance of robotic manipulators

H Abdi, A Maciejewski, S Nahavandi

(2013), pp. 1995-2001, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, E1

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Robots, avatars and ghosts

G Acaroglu, K Vincs, P Divers, D Skovli, J McCormick, V Le, M Fielding, M Watson, H Abdi, W Abdelrahmen, J Mullins, Z Nadjovski, S Nahavandi, L Wei

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

works
2012

Optimal mapping of joint faults into healthy joint velocity space for fault-tolerant redundant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Y Frayman, A MacIejewski

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 635-648, Robotica, C1

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Well-conditioned configurations of fault-tolerant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2012), Vol. 60, pp. 242-251, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, C1

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2011

A class of optimal fault tolerant Jacobian for minimal redundant manipulators based on symmetric geometries

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Y Frayman

(2011), pp. 1532-1537, Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, E1

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A hybrid approach for fault tolerance in robotics

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, M Abdi

(2011), 2011 19th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE 2011, E1

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Active surface shaping for artificial skins

H Abdi, M Asgari, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 2910-2915, Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, E1

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An adjustable force field for multiple robot mission and path planning

H Abdi, T Black, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 1950-1955, Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, E1

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Multiple actuator fault tolerance for static nonlinear systems based on minimum velocity jump

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski, Y Frayman

(2011), Vol. 44, pp. 4690-4695, IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), E1

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Optimal fault-tolerant Jacobian matrix generators for redundant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, A Maciejewski

(2011), pp. 4688-4693, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, E1

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2010

Modeling of highway heights for vehicle modeling and simulation

H Khayyam, A Kouzani, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 365-369, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009, E1

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Designing optimal fault tolerant Jacobian for robotic manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 426-431, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM, E1

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Fault tolerance force for redundant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 612-617, Proceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, ICACC 2010, E1

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Minimum reconfiguration for fault tolerant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 1345-1350, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, E1

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Optimal actuator fault tolerance for static nonlinear systems based on minimum output velocity jump

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 1165-1170, ICIA 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, Harbin, China, E1

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Fault tolerance operation of cooperative manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski

(2010), pp. 144-151, i-SAIRAS 2010 : The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Sapporo, Japan, E1

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Minimal force jump within human and assistive robot cooperation

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, M Masouleh

(2010), pp. 2651-2656, IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings, E1

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Task completion with partially-failed manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 269-274, 2010 IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2010, E1

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Joint velocity redistribution for fault tolerant manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 492-497, RAM 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Singapore, E1

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On the effort of task completion for partially-failed manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski

(2010), pp. 201-206, INDIN 2010 : Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Interantional Conference on Industrial Informatics, Osaka, Japan, E1

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Haptic guidance for microrobotic intracellular injection

A Ghanbari, H Abdi, B Horan, S Nahavandi, X Chen, W Wang

(2010), pp. 162-167, 2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010, E1

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Haptic microrobotic intracellular injection assistance using virtual fixtures

A Ghanbari, X Chen, W Wang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 781-786, 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2010, E1

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2008

A fast method for frequency response calculation in under frequency load shedding scheme

A Salami, H Abdi

(2008), IASME/WSEAS 2008 : Energy and environment III : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy & Environment 2008, Cambridge, England, E1-1

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Generation of 3D Sparse Feature Models Using Multiple Stereo Views

Matthew Watson, Asim Bhatti, Hamid Abdi, Saeid Nahavandi

(), Current Advancements in Stereo Vision, B1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Haptically-Enabled Robotics

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Michael Fielding, Dr Hamid Abdi, A/Prof Zoran Najdovski

  • 2015: $291,594
  • 2014: $205,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Reza Mohajerpoor

Thesis entitled: Partial State Estimation of Time-Delay Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

Associate Supervisor
2016

Kristan Michael Marlow

Thesis entitled: Motion/Force Transmission Analysis of Axis-Symmetric Parallel Mechanisms with Closed-Loop Sub-Chains

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

2013

Matthew Watson

Thesis entitled: Condensing A Priori Data for Recognition Based Augmented Reality

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research.