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Office Address: Votey Hall Room V379
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Office Phone: (802) 656-9953
Email: hossareh[at]uvm.edu


I obtained my BASc from the University of Toronto in 2008, and my PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013. From 2013-2016, I was with Ford Research and Advanced Engineering as a research engineer, where I investigated advanced control of automotive systems. Since 2016, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont. I am currently the faculty advisor of the UVM IEEE student branch and the founding chair of the IEEE GMS Control Systems Society Chapter.

My primary research interests lie in the areas of systems and control theory, more specifically predictive control, nonlinear control, and constrained control. My application areas are automotive systems, power systems, and xerographic systems. I am always looking for bright hardworking students at both undergraduate and graduate levels interested in research and scholarship in my areas of interest. If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email with a copy of your CV and a summary of your qualifications. A summary of my degrees and honors/awards is provided below.


Education:

  • PhD (2013), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • MS (2012), Mathematics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • MSE (2010), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • BASc (2008), Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Honors and Awards:

  • Ford Technical Achievement Award, Ford Motor Company, 2017
  • Chief Engineer's Award, Ford Motor Company, 2015
  • Towner Prize for Best Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, 2013
  • EECS Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2008-2013.
  • NSERC Postgraduate award (PGS-D), Government of Canada, 2010-2012.
  • NSERC Postgraduate award (PGS-M), Government of Canada, 2008-2010.
  • Adel Sedra gold medal for outstanding academic achievement, University of Toronto, 2008.
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, Government of Canada, 2006 and 2007.
  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. scholarship, University of Toronto, 2004-2008.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Award, Government of Ontario, 2004-2008.
  • Lau Family scholarship, University of Toronto, 2007-2008.
  • Gordon Slemon scholarship, University of Toronto, 2006.


My primary research interests lie in the areas of systems and control theory. I am currently involved in collaborative research aiming to develop constraint-aware control algorithms with applications in automotive and power systems. Additionally, I am interested in developing fundamental real-time capable control theory for stochastic uncertain systems as well as constrained control systems. My current projects are listed below.

  • Advanced constraint management and control of turbocharged engines. Sponsor: Ford Motor Company
  • Robust real time control of a distribution grid with uncertain distributed energy resources. Sponsor: US Department of Energy
  • Theory of Quasilinear Control. Sponsor: University of Vermont
If you are interested in getting involved, please send me an email with a copy of your CV and a summary of your qualifications.

  • Fall 2018: EE 171 - Signals and Systems (Junior Core)
  • Spring 2018: EE/ME 210 - Control Systems (Senior/Graduate Elective)
  • Fall 2017: EE 211 - Real-time Control Systems (Senior/Graduate Elective)
  • Spring 2017: EE/ME 210 - Control Systems (Senior/Graduate Elective)
  • Fall 2016: EE 171 - Signals and Systems (Junior Core)


Current Students:

  • PhD Mr. Joycer Osorio
  • PhD Mr. Sarnaduti Brahma
  • PhD Ms. Yudan Liu (previously MS student)
  • MS Mr. Weiping Huang
  • MS Mr. Sam Wisotzki (previously REU student)
  • MS Mr. Yung-Chih Hsu
  • MS Ms. Chujun Chen
Past Students:
  • Undergraduate Mr. Tim Foley (Research Assistant & REU)
  • Undergraduate Mr. Dylan Burns (REU)
  • Undergraduate Mr. Adam Farrington (REU)