Mohammad Mohammadpour | Motion planning | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadpour | Motion planning| Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, Canada

👩‍🔬 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with over eight years of specialized experience in R&D, contributing to cutting-edge projects at two renowned institutions.

 

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Education 🎓

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics), University of Quebec at Trois Rivières, QC, Trois Rivières, Canada; May 2019-Feb 2024Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering (Flight Dynamic & Control), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; 2014Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran; 2011

Skills 🛠️

Programming Language: Python, C++Software: ROS, Gazebo, Rviz, MATLAB & Simulink Research: Navigation and Sensor Data Fusion Motion Planning (Guidance)Movement Sciences (Kinetic & Kinematic)Dynamic Modelling and Control Machine Learning and Deep Learning Obstacle Avoidance Applications: Autonomous Mobile Robots (simulation and experiment)Learning Frameworks: Scikit-learn, Keras, TensorFlow

Experience 🚀 Robotics Engineer

Hydrogen Research Institute, University of Quebec at Trois Rivières, Trois Rivières, QC, Canada; 2019-2024Dynamic modeling, simulating, and analyzing robots’ motion Implementing motion planning (guidance) algorithms on an Autonomous Mobile Robot and an Autonomous Forklift (simulation and experiment)Developing motion planning (guidance) algorithms using deep neural networks and the robots’ kinetic models (simulation and experiment)Designing and implementing motion controllers (simulation and experiment). Research And Development Engineer Research Center of Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; 2015-2019Contributed to the Attitude Determination And Control System Executed MIL, SIL, PIL, and HIL simulation and testing Conducted operation and calibration tests of sensors Participated in dynamic modelling

Publications Top Notes 📝

i. Energy-efficient motion planning of an autonomous forklift using deep neural networks and kinetic model, Authors: M. Mohammadpour et al., 2023

 

ii. Energy-efficient Local Path Planning of a Self-Guided Vehicle by Considering the Load Position, Authors: Not provided, 2022

 

iii. An Investigation into the Energy-Efficient Motion of Autonomous Wheeled Mobile Robots, Authors: M. Mohammadpour et al., 2021

 

 

Sahar Zeinali | Autonomous systems| Best Researcher Award

Dr. Sahar Zeinali| Autonomous systems | Best Researcher Award

Dr, Institute for Electrical Engineering in Medicine, University of Luebeck, Germany

👩‍🔬 With a Ph.D. in Control Systems from Sharif University of Technology and experience as a Researcher in Automotive Systems at the University of Lübeck, Germany, I specialize in developing driving assistance systems for autonomous vehicles. Collaborating with industry leaders like ZF Group and Infineon Technologies, my work focuses on model-based and AI-based methods to enhance energy efficiency, driving comfort, and safety. Proficient in MATLAB, Simulink, and Python, I have a strong background in software architecture design and algorithm implementation. Recognized for academic excellence and ranked among top university entrants, I bring expertise in control engineering and a dedication to innovation in automotive technology.🌟

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💼Professional Experience

Researcher in Automotive Systems University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany 2022–Present Collaborated with ZF Group and Infineon Technologies on the EEmotion project. Developed driving assistance systems for autonomous vehicles using model-based and AI-based methods. Enhanced energy-efficiency, driving comfort, and safety. Created software and system simulation requirements. Designed software architecture and interfaces for integration and evaluation purposes. Implemented and validated algorithms in the simulation environment. Conducted Software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing. Control Engineer (Part-time) Namvaran Consulting Company, Tehran, Iran 2018–2019

🎓Education

Ph.D. in Control Systems Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2016–2021 Visiting Researcher in Control Systems Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2019–2020 M.Sc. in Modeling, Simulation and Control Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2013–2015 B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2009–2013 Notable Projects Design of Interaction-Aware Driving Assistance Systems for Autonomous Vehicles University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany 2023–Present

🖥️Skills

  • Software: MATLAB & Simulink, IPG CarMaker, Comsol Multiphysics
  • Python Packages & Libraries: TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, Gymnasium
  • Programming Language: Python, MATLAB, C++
  • Agile Methodology: Scrum
  • Development Tools: Git
  • Typesetting: LaTeX, Microsoft Office
  • Operating System: Windows, macOS

🏆Honors

Recognized for studying at Sharif University of Technology, Iran’s top university. Ranked 3rd out of over 2000 participants in the Ph.D. Entrance Exam in Iran, 2015. Directly admitted to the M.Sc. program as an Exceptional Talented Student, top 10% by GPA, at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2013. Ranked 500th among more than 350,000 university entrance participants in Iran, 2009. Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation. Admitted to Exceptional Talents Schools, 2002–2009, Tabriz, Iran.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. S. Zeinali, M. Fleps-Dezasse, J. King, and G. Schildbach, “Design of a utility-based lane change decision making algorithm and a motion planning for energy-efficient highway driving,” Control Engineering Practice, 146, 105881, 2024.

 

  1. X. Zhang, S. Zeinali, and G. Schildbach, “Interaction-aware traffic prediction and scenario-based model predictive control for autonomous vehicles on highways,” European Control Conference (ECC), 2024.

 

  1. X. Zhang, S. Zeinali, and G. Schildbach, “Interaction-aware traffic prediction and scenario-based model predictive control for autonomous vehicles on highways,” Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2024.

 

  1. S. Zeinali, M. Shahrokhi, and A. Pishro, “Observer-based controller for treatment of hepatitis C infection using fractional order model,” Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 45(17), 10689-10709, 2022.

 

  1. S. Zeinali and M. Shahrokhi, “Observer-based singularity-free nonlinear controller for uncertain systems subject to input saturation,” European Journal of Control, 52, 49-58, 2020.

 

  1. S. Zeinali, M. Shahrokhi, and A. Ibeas, “Observer-based impulsive controller design for treatment of hepatitis C disease,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(43), 19370-19382, 2020.

 

  1. S. Zeinali and M. Shahrokhi, “Adaptive control strategy for treatment of hepatitis C infection,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(33), 15262-15270, 2019.

 

 

ALEXANDER FORDJOUR | Mechanical | Excellence in Research

Dr. ALEXANDER FORDJOUR | Mechanical |Excellence in Research

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Experienced researcher with a diverse academic background, holding a PhD in Fluid Machinery Engineering from Jiangsu University, China. Proficient in numerical simulation, construction planning, and optimization, with a keen interest in sprinkler irrigation systems. Holds membership in prestigious organizations like the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Actively contributes as a journal reviewer for publications such as the American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology and the European Scientific Journal. Passionate about advancing engineering solutions for sustainable resource management and agricultural development.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

🎓 Academic Background

PhD in Fluid Machinery Engineering Jiangsu University, China MSc in Water Resource Engineering and Management Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) BSc in Engineering Physics University of Cape Coast, Ghana

🔍 Research Interests

  • Numerical Simulation
  • Construction Planning and Management
  • Optimization
  • Sprinkler Irrigation

👨‍💼 Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology

📝 External / Professional Roles Journal Reviewer:

  • American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • European Scientific Journal

 

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Experimental study on the effects of pressure loss on uniformity, application rate and velocity on different working conditions using the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., Agyen Dwomoh, F., … Dai, X., Oteng, J.
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 5
    Pages: e27140
    Year: 2024
    Citations: 0

 

  1. Title: Structural design and performance characteristics of the fluidic sprinkler application technology for saving irrigation water: a review
    Authors: Dwomoh, F.A., Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., … Yuan, S., Li, H.
    Journal: Journal of Agricultural Engineering
    Volume: 54
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 1452
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 0

 

  1. Title: Modelling of water drop movement and distribution in no wind and windy conditions for different nozzle sizes
    Authors: Zhu, X., Lewballah, J.K., Fordjour, A., … Ofosu, S.A., Dwomoh, F.A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 13
    Issue: 21
    Pages: 3006
    Year: 2021
    Citations: 2

 

  1. Title: Performance optimization of a newly designed dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., Yuan, S., Dwomoh, F.A., Issaka, Z.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 37
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 33–41
    Year: 2021
    Citations: 1

 

  1. Title: Analysis of water droplet distribution in wind for the fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Dwomoh, F.A., Yuan, S., Li, H., … Mensah, R., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 12
    Issue: 12
    Pages: 3320
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 3

 

  1. Title: Effect of riser height on rotation uniformity and application rate of the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Fordjour, A., Zhu, X., Jiang, C., Liu, J.
    Journal: Irrigation and Drainage
    Volume: 69
    Issue: 4
    Pages: 618–632
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 9

 

  1. Title: Comparative evaluation on performance characteristics of an impact sprinkler with nozzle-dispersion devices and rotary plate sprinkler
    Authors: Issaka, Z., Li, H., Jiang, Y., … Chen, C., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 36
    Issue: 3
    Pages: 321–329
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 4

 

  1. Title: Numerical simulation and experimental study on internal flow characteristic in the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Fordjour, A., Zhu, X., Yuan, S., Dwomoh, F.A., Issaka, Z.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 36
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 61–70
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 5

 

  1. Title: The collection method for crop fungal spores based on an efficient microfluidic device
    Authors: Wang, P., Yuan, S., Yang, N., … Fordjour, A., Chen, S.
    Journal: Aerosol and Air Quality Research
    Volume: 20
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 72–79
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 18

 

  1. Title: Modeling the application depth and water distribution uniformity of a linearly moved irrigation system
    Authors: Liu, J., Zhu, X., Yuan, S., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 11
    Issue: 4
    Pages: 827
    Year: 2019
    Citations: 10