Ali Karimoddini

Associate Professor

Ali Karimoddini
College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Martin Complex 222
Ph.D.National University of Singapore
OtherInstruments and Automation Engineering / Petroleum University of Technology
OtherElectrical Engineering-Electronics / Amirkabir University of Technology


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 (2021). (A communication protocol for decentralized fault diagnosis of discrete event systems). Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Electrical Engineering.
  • Md Khurram Monir Rabby, Ali Karimoddini, Mubbashar Altaf Khan, Steven Jiang (2021). (A Learning-based Adjustable Autonomy Framework for Human-Robot Collaboration). IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics .
  • Ali Karimoddini, Milad khaleghi, Mojtaba Barkhordari Yazdi, Malihe M. Farsangi (2021). (An inferencing structure for MPO-based decentralized dynamic fault diagnosis). (2) 16, pp. 182-191 . IET Control Theory & Applications.
  • Laya Shamgah, Tadewos G. Tadewos, Ali Karimoddini (2021). (On the Design of Smooth Hybrid Controllers for a Class of Non-linear Systems). (19) 14, pp. 3251 – 3259. IET Control Theory & Applications.
  • Tauhidul Alam, Abdullah Al Redwan Newaz, Leonardo Bobadilla, Wesam H Alsabban, Ryan N Smith, Ali Karimoddini (2021). (Towards Energy-Aware Feedback Planning for Long-Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicles). (19) 14, pp. 3251 – 3259. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
  • Freda Dorbu, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Ali Karimoddini, Abolghasem Shahbazi (2021). (UAV Remote Sensing Assessment of Crop Growth). (12) 87, pp. 891-899. Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing.
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Ali Karimoddini, Mike Heiges, Mubbashar Khan, Berat Erol, Shabnam Nazmi (2020). (A Software Tool for Evaluating Unmanned Autonomous Systems). (3) 41, pp. 188-195. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ali Karimoddini, Hai Lin (2015). (Hierarchical Hybrid Symbolic Robot Motion Planning and Control). (1) 17, pp. 23-33. Asian Journal of Control.
  • 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, 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 (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.