About Me


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2016 - )
    University of Kentucky, USA.

M. S. Mechatronics Engineering (2008 - 2010)
    National University of Science and Technology (College of E&ME) , Pakistan

B. E. Mechatronics Engineering (2003 - 2007)
    National University of Science and Technology (College of E&ME) , Pakistan

Work Experience

University of Kentucky (2016 - present)
    Research Assistant, MIA Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015-2016)
    Research Assistant, Department of Computing

Air University (2010 - 2015)
    Lecturer, Department of Mechatronics Engineering

SUPARCO - National Space Agency of Pakistan (2007 - 2008)
    Assistant Manager (Technical)


M. Shaheer, M. Usman Rafique, S. Li, Z. Shao, Q. Wang, N. Guan. \A Robust Algorithm for  State-of-Charge Estimation with Gain Optimization." IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2017.

S. Li, Jinbo He, Yangming Li, M. Usman Rafique, "Distributed Recurrent Neural Networks for Cooperative Control of Manipulators: A Game-Theoretic Perspective", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2016. Accepted.

S. Li, M. Usman Rafique, "Model-free Dual Neural Networks for Redundancy Resolution of Manipulators", IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2016. Submitted.

S. Li, H.Wang, M. Usman Rafique, J. He, "A Novel Dual Neural Network for Robust Redundancy Resolution of Manipulators", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2016. Submitted.

M. S. Alam, M. Usman Rafique, M. U. Khan, "Mobile Robot Path Planning in Static Environments using Particle Swarm Optimization", International Journal of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJCSEE) Volume 3, Issue 3 (2015) ISSN 23204028 (Online), 2015.   

Conference Papers

S. Steinhorst, Z. Shao, S. Chakraborty, M. Kauer, S. Li, M. Lukasiewycz, S. Narayanaswamy, M. Usman Rafique, Q. Wang, "Distributed Recongurable Battery System Management Architectures", 21st Asia and South Pacic Design Automation Conference (ASP DAC), pp 429 - 434, 2016, Macau.

M. S. Alam, M. Usman Rafique, Z. Kauser, and M. Saleem, "Swarm intelligence based multi-objective path planning in environments cluttered with danger sources." IEEE 17th International Conference on Mechatronics - Mechatronika (ME), pp. 1-6, Prague, 2016.

M. S. Alam, M. Usman Rafique, "Mobile Robot Path Planning in Environments Cluttered with Non-Convex Obstacles using Particle Swarm Optimization", IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), pp 32 - 36, Singapore, 2015.

M. Usman Raque, S. A. Mehdi, K. Berns, "A Framework for Aerial Coverage for Flying Robot", 7th International Workshop on Field and Assistive Robotics (WFAR7), Pakistan, 2014.

K. D. Kallu, M. Usman Rafique, Z. Koreshi, "Development of a Path-Following Autonomously Navigating Mobile Robot with Parallel Processing using FPGA", International Young Engineers Convention, Pakistan, 2014.

M. Usman Rafique and K. Faraz, "Guidance Based Autonomous Parking Assistant", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA), pp 320 - 324, 2010.

M. Usman Rafique and K. Faraz, "Modied Trajectory Shaping Guidance for Autonomous Parallel Parking", IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), pp 458 - 463, Singapore, 2010.

Extracurricular Activities
Football (Soccer), Hiking, Running.