Ali Karimoddini

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

McNair Hall 524
OtherElectrical Engineering-Electronics / Amirkabir University of Technology
OtherInstruments and Automation Engineering / Petroleum University of Technology
Ph.D.National University of Singapore


Dr. Karimoddini is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University. His teaching and research interests cover a variety of problems at the intersection of Control, Communication, Computer Science and Life Science. Dr. Karimoddini is the Director of NC-CAV Center of Excellence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology and the Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Lab and the Deputy Director and research thrust leader of TECHLAV, the DoD Center of Excellence in Autonomy. He has received over $15 million in grants and contracts from federal funding agencies and industrial partners to research development of autonomous vehicles and their applications. He is the recipient of the NC A&T 2015 Rookie of the year and Interdisciplinary Research Award. He is also a senior member of IEEE, and a member of AIAA, ISA, and AHS.

Research Interests

Control and Robotics,

Cyber-physical Systems,

Hybrid Modeling and Control,

Decision making and Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems,

Cooperative and distributed control of multi-agent systems,

Reliable and fault tolerant control systems,

Connected Autonomous Vehicles,

Human-machine interactions,

Multi-agent systems,

Infrastructure Inspection,

Smart Infrastructure, Environment, and Agricultural Management,

Robotic swarms, Aerial robotics, Self-driving cars,

Flight control systems,

Distributed optimization for coordination of multi-agent systems,

Testing, evaluation, analysis, control, and decision making for large scale complex systems

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Recent Publications

  • Ali Karimoddini, Alejandro White (2019). (Fault Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems under Unknown Initial Conditions). (12) 64, pp. 5246 - 5252 ). IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Ali Karimoddini, N. Namvar (2019). (Heterogeneous UAV Cells: An Effective Resource Allocation Scheme for Maximum Coverage Performance). 7, pp. 164708 - 164719 ). IEEE Access.
  • M Karimadini, Ali Karimoddini, H Lin (2016). (Cooperative Tasking for Deterministic Specification Automata). (6) 8, pp. 2078-2087 ). Asian Journal of Control.
  • Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Scott Harrison, Abdollah Homaifar, Ali Karimoddini, Joy Larvie, Mohammed Sefidmazgi (2016). (Stable Gene Regulatory Network Modeling From Steady-State Data). In Aldo R. Boccaccini, (12) 3, pp. 15 ). Bioengineering.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Hai Lin (2015). (Hierarchical Hybrid Symbolic Robot Motion Planning and Control). (1) 17, pp. 23-33 ). Asian Journal of Control.
  • Ben Chen, Ali Karimoddini, T.H. Lee, Hai Lin (2014). (Hierarchical Hybrid Modelling and Control of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (9) 87, pp. 1779-1793 ). International Journal of Control.
  • Ben Chen, Lin Hai, Ali Karimoddini, T.H. Lee (2013). (Hybrid three-dimensional formation control for unmanned helicopters). (2) 49, pp. 424-433 ). Automatica.
  • Ben Chen, Ali Karimoddini, T.H. Lee, Hai Lin (2013). (A Bumpless Hybrid Supervisory Control Mechanism for the Formation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (6) 23, pp. 677-688 ). Mechatronics.