Farhad Mehdifar 


Contact: INMA \ ICTEAMEuler Building (Office: A.-116), Avenue Georges Lemaître, 4-6, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. 
Tel: +3210478005
Email: farhadmehdifar[at]gmail.com , farhad.mehdifar[at]uclouvain.be


News:
  • [21-May-2019] I will attend EECI course: "Multi-Agent Distributed Optimization and Learning over Wireless Networks" (by Luca Shenato & Ruggero Carli) in Paris-Saclay on 3-7 June 2019.
  • [1-Mar-2019] I will attend the 38th Benelux Meeting on Systems & Control on 19-21 March 2019.
  • [1-Jan-2019] I have Joined ICTEAM \ INMA - UCLouvain as a Ph.D. student. Temporarily, I will carry out my research at iMMC (TFL) by the end of July 2019 before I move to INMA.
  • [20-Jun-2018] I have accepted a Ph.D. position offer from INMA/ICTEAM-UCLouvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) in the context of the "RevealFlight" project. 
  • [16-May-2018] Our paper "Finite-Time Rigidity Based Formation Maneuvering of Multi-Agent Systems Using Distributed Finite-Time Velocity Estimators" has been conditionally accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
  • [09-Feb-2018] I graduated in M.Sc. of Control Engineering, Thesis title: "Formation Control for a Class of Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems".

Research Interests:
My main research interests are in areas of cooperative control of multi-robot systems and formation control problems (more specifically, formation control solutions which can be applied to arbitrarily oriented local coordinate frames of each individual robot or agent). In general, my research interests include:
  • Control of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Nonlinear Control Theory
  • Extremum Seeking Control
  • Control of Ground and Aerial Robots
  • Distributed \ Decentralized Optimization
  • Game Theory
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Robot Manipulator Control
  • Cooperative Manipulation
  • Space Robotics and Applications of Control Engineering in Aerospace Systems
  • Control of Constrained Systems
  • Prescribed Performance Control
  • Machine Learning, Evolutionary Algorithms

Teaching Assistant:
  • Modeling and Analysis of Dynamical Systems, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (EPL), UCLouvain, Belgium, presented by Prof. D.Dochain (Fall 2019)
  • System Identification, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (EPL), UCLouvain, Belgium, presented by Prof. J.Hendrickx (Spring 2019)
  • Robotic, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, presented by Dr. H.Kharrati (Spring 2018, 2017, and 2016)
  • Modern Control Systems, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, presented by Dr. F.Hashemzadeh (Spring 2017)
  • Linear Control Systems, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, presented by Dr. F.Hashemzadeh (Fall 2016)