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Fazel Naghdy



Current Positions:

Professor and Director of Centre for Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

Biography:

Fazel Naghdy was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his first degree from Tehran University in 1976. He then received an MSc from the Postgraduate School of Control Engineering, University of Bradford, England, in 1980 and received his PhD from the same University in 1982. Currently he is a Professor and Head of School at University of Wollongong, School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunication Engineering.

Fazel has extensive research experience in the areas of Intelligent mechatronics including telepresence, robotics and control. He has received many research awards and published more than 220 technical papers in international journals and conferences. His current research interests include embedded Internet systems, haptic rendered virtual manipulation of clinical and mechanical systems, intelligent control and learning in non-linear and non-structured systems.

Fazel Naghdy has been heavily involved in professional activities. He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Control Engineering Practice published by International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for 10 years, a member of International Computer Science Conventions (ICSC) Academic Advisory Board, and has served on a large number of International scientific committee of various international conferences. He has also been a member of NSW IEE Regional Committee for five years.

Research Interests:

Robtotics, Mechatronics, Haptics, Machine LearningWireless Sensor Actuator Networks, Human motion analysis for identification, diagnosis and rehabilitation, Educational Leadership

Professional Activities:

- ¿ Director of Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Research, part of the Engineering Manufacturing Research Strength (University of Wollongong)
¿ Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems
¿ Member of various international conference review committees.
¿ Member, the review Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
¿ Member, the review Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
¿ Member, the review Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine
¿ Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Applied Intelligence
¿ Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Control Engineering Practice published by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
¿ Member, Qatar National Research Fund review board
¿ Member, International Computer Science Conventions (ICSC) Academic Advisory Board

Awards:

¿ NSW Tech-voucher, Diagnosis of sport injury using inertial sensors, $15,000, 2011.
¿ ALTC Competitive grant, Addressing ICT curriculum recommendations from surveys of academics, workplace graduates, and employers, $220,000, 2009
¿ RIBG Grant, High Performance Media Facility, $70,000, 2009
¿ ESDF Grant, Building Employability Skills in Informatics P/G Coursework degrees, $33,000, 2007
¿ Carrick Institute Grant, Discipline Based Initiative in Informatics, $256,000, December 2006.
¿ Quality Teaching and Learning Grant, $16,000, March 2006.
¿ RIBG grant, Human Motion Tracking System, $30,000, 2006.
¿ ARC Linkage Project, Haptic-rendered bell synthesis for a practice carillon clavier, in collaboration with Olympic Carillon International, $90,000 over three years, 2005.
¿ ARC Research Network in Smart Medical Devices seed funding, $10,000, December 2003, hosted by QUT.
¿ CRC in Intelligent Manufacturing & Technologies Ltd, Intelligent Burners, in collaboration with Tytronics Ltd., RMIT, $800,000 over two years 2002.
¿ University Start up grant, Physical Layer of Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks, $7000, 2002.
¿ ARC Discovery Project, A new paradigm for teaching machines to replicate the manipulation skills of humans using tactile sensing in a virtual environment, $50,000 over one year, 2002.
¿ ARC Linkage Project, A clinically valid simulator with tactile sensing for training specialists to perform cochlea implantation, in collaboration with Cochlear Ltd., $90,000 over three years, 2002.
¿ CRC in Intelligent Manufacturing & Technologies Ltd, Development of the Next Generation of Mirror Systems, $1,101,000 over three years in collaboration with University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, and Schefenacker Pty Ltd., 2002.
¿ ARC RIBG Pool 2 Infrastructure Grant, Upgrade of Phantom Haptic Device to 6 Degrees of Freedom, $35,000, 2002.
¿ ARC Small Grant, Transfer of manipulation skills from human to machine through a show-based approach, $8000, 2001.
¿ ESDF (Educational Strategies Development Fund), Quality Teaching and Learning Circles, $10,000, 2001.
¿ CRC in Intelligent Manufacturing & Technologies Ltd, Advanced Machine Tools, $950,000 over three years, 2001.
¿ CRC in Intelligent Manufacturing & Technologies Ltd, Calibration of a Robotics Arm, $250,000 over three years, in Collaboration with University of Adelaide, Mitsubishi Motors 2001.
¿ ARC RIBG Pool 2 Infrastructure Grant, A force sensitive drill test rig, $40,900, 2001.
¿ ARC RIBG Pool 2 Infrastructure Grant, Real Time Computing Platform, $49,000, 1999.
¿ CRC in Intelligent Manufacturing & Technologies Ltd, Intelligent Sensor Fusion and Control in Grinding, $80,000, 1998.
¿ ESDF, $17,000, "Web-based Virtual Classroom", 1998.
¿ CUTSD - National Teaching Development Grant, Individual, $49,100, ¿Computer assisted laboratory instruction in engineering courses¿, 1998.
¿ ARC Large Grant, $180,000 over two years, ¿Active vibration control of earthquake/wind excited structures using a shaker table¿, Chief investigator/Partner, 1997.
¿ The Illawarra Area Health Services (Principle Investigator): Computer Control of Body Fluid, $10,500 over one year, 1995.
¿ British Council: Collaborative Travel Grant, $2700 to visit UK to organise collaborative projects with University of Bristol, 1995.
¿ CAUT'95 Teaching development Grant, $48,600 over one year. Enhancing learning of control theory through interactive computer assisted instruction.
¿ Travel Grant to visit Korea, Study of the role of flexible manufacturing and robotics research in technological progress of Korea, awarded by Australian Academy of Science and Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.
¿ ARC Small Grant, $7000, title: Intelligent Compliance with learning, 1996
¿ ARC Small Grant: Fuzzy control of Compliance Motion, $7000, 1995
¿ Osaka Chamber of Commerce, Japan: Grant to develop Kangaroo Robot and Participate in Robolympia, $12,000, 1994.
¿ ARC Small Grant: Parallel control of CIM, $13,000, 1991.
¿ DEET, Australia: European Award, $15,000 plus a one year scholarship for an overseas student, 1991.
¿ DITAC, Australia: Advanced Robotics Programme, Travel Grant to attend IARP workshop on Robotics in Agriculture, $1000, 1991.
¿ DITAC, Australia: Generic Technology Grant, Parallel Array Manipulator, $500,000, 1990.
¿ DITAC, Australia: Advanced Robotics Programme, Travel grant to investigate the possibility of collaboration with European institutions in the area of robotics and advanced Manufacturing, $4000, 1990.
¿ Australia-Japan Foundation Programme: Travel grant to Japan to study the topic current interest and the state of the art in robotics and Mechatronics, $4200, 1990.
¿ ARC Small Grant: Parallel Control of CIM, 1989, $2500.
¿ IBM UK Ltd: Development of a Parallel processing Centre, $110,000, 1988.
¿ SERC/ACME (UK): Research into Stochastic Force Sensing in a robot, $150,000 over 3 years, 1986.

Research Students

  • Maryam Butt : Development of an Efficient Method for Automatic Detection of Seizure Origin in Epilepsy Patients.