Ali Karimoddini

Associate Professor

Ali Karimoddini
College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Martin Complex 222
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 $25 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 2019 Interdisciplinary Research Award. He is also a senior member of IEEE, and a member of AIAA, ISA, and AHS.

Research Interests

Control and Robotics; Smart Transportation; Cyber-physical Systems; Reliable and fault-tolerant control systems; Connected Autonomous Vehicles; Human-machine interactions; Multi-agent systems; Infrastructure Inspection; Smart Agriculture; Robotic swarms; Aerial robotics; Self-driving cars; Testing and Evaluation

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Recent Publications

  • Ali Karimoddini (2011). (Hybrid Formation Control of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (5) 21, pp. 886-898. Mechatronics.
  • A. Davari, M. H. Marhaban, S. Bahari M. Noor, M. Karimadini, Ali Karimoddini (2011). (Parameter Estimation of K-distributed Sea Clutter Based on Fuzzy Inference and Gustafson-Kessel Clustering). (1) 163, pp. 45-53. Fuzzy Sets and Systems.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Hai Lin, Ben Chen, T.H. Lee (2013). (A Bumpless Hybrid Supervisory Control Mechanism for the Formation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (6) 23, pp. 677-688. Mechatronics.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Lin Hai, Ben Chen, T.H. Lee (2013). (Hybrid three-dimensional formation control for unmanned helicopters). (2) 49, pp. 424-433. Automatica.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Hai Lin, Ben Chen, T.H. Lee (2014). (Hierarchical Hybrid Modelling and Control of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (9) 87, pp. 1779-1793. International Journal of Control.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Hai Lin (2015). (Hierarchical Hybrid Symbolic Robot Motion Planning and Control). (1) 17, pp. 23-33. Asian Journal of Control.
  • M Karimadini, H Lin, Ali Karimoddini (2016). (Cooperative Tasking for Deterministic Specification Automata). (6) 8, pp. 2078-2087. Asian Journal of Control.
  • Joy Larvie, Mohammed Sefidmazgi, Abdollah Homaifar, Scott Harrison, Ali Karimoddini, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie (2016). (Stable Gene Regulatory Network Modeling From Steady-State Data). In Aldo R. Boccaccini, (12) 3, pp. 15. Bioengineering.
  • Alejandro White, Ali Karimoddini, Rong Su (2019). (Fault Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems under Unknown Initial Conditions). (12) 64, pp. 5246 - 5252. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • N. Namvar, Abdollah Homaifar, Ali Karimoddini, B. Maham (2019). (Heterogeneous UAV Cells: An Effective Resource Allocation Scheme for Maximum Coverage Performance). 7, pp. 164708 - 164719. IEEE Access.
  • A. Hailemichael, S.M. salaken, Ali Karimoddini, Abdollah Homaifar, A. Khosravi, S. Nahavandi (2020). (Developing a Computationally Effective Interval Type-2 TSK Fuzzy Logic Controller). (2) 38, pp. 1915-1928. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems.
  • A. White, Ali Karimoddini (2020). (Event-based Diagnosis of Flight Maneuvers of a Fixed-wing Aircraft). 193, pp. 106609. Elsevier Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety.
  • A. Girma, N Bahadori, M. Sarkar, T. Tadewos, M. Behiapoor, Mahmoud Mahmoud, Ali Karimoddini, Abdollah Homaifar (2020). (IoT-enabled Autonomous System Collaboration for Disaster-Area Management). (5) 7, pp. 1249-1262. IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.
  • W. Bates, Ali Karimoddini, M. Karimadini (2020). (Learning a Partially-Known Discrete Event System). pp. 61806 - 61816. Journal of IEEE ACCESS.
  • A. White, Ali Karimoddini, M Karimadini (2020). (Resilient Fault Diagnosis under Imperfect Observations-A Need for Industry 4.0 Era). (5) 7, pp. 1279-1288. IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.