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Hamid D. Taghirad has received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1989, his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1997, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently on sabbatical leave at the University of Alberta, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group. He is Professor and the Director of the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS), Department of Systems and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,  K. N. Toosi University of Technology, He is a senior member of IEEE, associate editor of Frontiers in Robotics and AI – Biomedical Robotics, and the editorial board of International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. His research interest is robust and nonlinear control applied to robotic systems. His publications include five books and more than 250 papers in International Journals and conference proceedings.

Department Office:
Location: Seyed Khandan Campus, Room 321.
P.O. Box: 16315-1355, Tehran, Iran.
Phone: (+98 21) 8406 2321
Fax: (+98 21) 8846 2066
O Hours Mondays 18:30 – 19:30  Skype link
On Sabbatical Leave:
Location: University of Alberta
Department: Electrical &Computer Engineering
Lab: Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems
O Hours: with appointment Skype link
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering 1997
McGill University, Montreal, Canada. hesis title: Robust torque control of harmonic drive systems, Supervisor: Dr. P.R. Belanger and Dr. G. Zames, GPA 4/4, among top 5%.
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) 1993
McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Thesis title: Analysis, design, implementation and control of a hopping robot, GPA 4/4, among top 5%.
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering                                                                             1989
Sharif University of TechnologyTehran, Iran. The second-best student (2/45) in the department, GPA 3.75/4.