Abdollah Homaifar


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

McNair Hall 537
OtherStony Brook University
M.S.Stony Brook University
Ph.D.Electrical Engineering / The University of Alabama


He is the Duke Energy Eminent professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He is also the director of the Autonomous Control and Information Technology Institute and the Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Approximate Reasoning, Soft Computing, Evolutionary Computations, Stochastic Control and Estimation, Modelling and Control of Systems of Systems , Robotics

Recent Publications

  • K Ricanek, Abdollah Homaifar, Gary Lebby (1993). (Genetic algorithm composes music). IEEE.
  • Sidney Bryson, Abdollah Homaifar, E. Gardner, Gary Lebby (1996). (Classical Genetic Algorithms for Job Scheduling). In Jamshidi, M.; Fathi, M.; Pierrot, F., (Recent Trends in Research and Applications) 5, pp. 101–106. Proceedings of the World Automation Congress on Soft Computing with Industrial Applications.
  • Carelle Pierre, Mohiuddin Ahmed, Abdollah Homaifar, GL Lebby (1997). (Application of Genetic Algorithms to Optimize Power Flow on a Radial Transmission Line Using Reactive Compensation). 1, pp. 587–590. NASA University Research Centers Technical Advances in Education, Aeronautics, Space, Autonomy, Earth and Environment,.
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash, C Clifton (1997). (APPROXIMATING AN OPTIMAL FEEDBACK CONTROL LAW BY A GENERALIZED SUGENO CONTROLLER). 3, pp. 318–323. 한국지능시스템학회 국제학술대회 발표논문집.
  • James Nagle, Abdollah Homaifar, Ahmed Nasser, Marwan Bikdash (1997). (Construction and Modeling of a Controls Testbed).
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash, Vijayarangan Gopalan (1997). (Design using genetic algorithms of hierarchical hybrid fuzzy-PID controllers of two-link robotic arms). (6) 14, pp. 449–463. Journal of Field Robotics.
  • Abdollah Homaifar, B Sayyarrodsari, J Nagle, Marwan Bikdash (1997). (Hierarchical learning-based design of a hybrid fuzzy PID controller). (1) 3, pp. 23–36. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing.
  • Sidney Bryson, Abdollah Homaifar, Gary Lebby, Marwan Bikdash (1997). (Job Scheduling using Genetic Matrix Crossover Operator with 2-Opt Inversion). (1) 3, pp. 63–75. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing.
  • Maria Walden, Marwan Bikdash, Abdollah Homaifar (1998). (Approximation Of Multi-Valued Inverse Functions Using Clustering And Sugeno Fuzzy Inference).
  • Gerry Dozier, Abdollah Homaifar, Sidney Bryson, Marwan Bikdash (1998). (Artificial potential field-based motion planning/navigation, dynamic constrained optimization and simple genetic hill climbing). (3) 71, pp. 168–181. Simulation.
  • B Kimiaghalam, Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash (1998). (Fuzzy Dynamic Friction Controller for a Ship Crane). 1, pp. 203–206. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology.
  • Marwan Bikdash, Ken Sartor, Abdollah Homaifar (1999). (Fuzzy guidance of the shuttle orbiter during atmospheric reentry). (3) 7, pp. 295–303. Control Engineering Practice.
  • Marwan Bikdash, V Kunchithapadam, K Ragunathan, Abdollah Homaifar (2000). (Comparison of quasi bang-bang and sliding mode controls for a dc shunt motor with time delay). (1) 23, pp. 87–102. Nonlinear Dynamics.
  • K Ragunathan, Marwan Bikdash, Abdollah Homaifar (2000). (Disturbance rejection using sliding-mode adjustable speed drives).
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash, C Clifton (2001). (Approximating an optimal feedback control law by a generalized Sugeno controller). (1) 121, pp. 39–57. Fuzzy sets and systems.
  • Bahram Kimiaghalam, Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash, Brian Hunt (2002). (Feedforward control law for a shipboard crane with maryland rigging system). (2) 8, pp. 159–188. Journal of Vibration and Control.
  • Kam Ng, B Kimiaghalam, Abdollah Homaifar, Marwan Bikdash, BR Hunt (2002). (Special Issue: Active Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems-Feedforward Control Law For A Shipboard Crane With Maryland Rigging System). (2) 8, pp. 159–188. Journal of Vibration and Control.
  • Abrham Workineh, Mulugeta Dugda, Abdollah Homaifar, Gary Lebby (2012). (GMDH and RBFGRNN Networks for Multi-Class Data Classification). 1, pp. 216–221. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Chaunté Lacewell, Abdollah Homaifar, Yuh Lang Lin (2012). (Innovative Approach to the Identification of Cloud Clusters Developing into Tropical Cyclones). 119, pp. 59-70. Meteorology and Atmosphric Physics.
  • G Fetanat, Abdollah Homaifar, K Knapp (2013). (Objective Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation using Analogs of Spatial Features in Satellite Data). (6) 28, pp. 1446-1459. Weather & Forecasting.
  • Ruben Buaba, Abdollah Homaifar, Eric Kihn (2013). (Optimal Load Factor for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search under Exact Euclidean Locality Sensitive Hashing). (21) 69, pp. 22-31. International Journal of Computer Applications .
  • Daniel Opoku, Abdollah Homaifar, Edward Tunstel (2013). (The A-r-Star (Ar*) Pathfinder). 67, pp. 0975-8887. International Journal of Computer Applications.
  • Chaunté Lacewell, Abdollah Homaifar, Yuh Lang Lin (2013). (Tracing the origins and propagation of pre-tropical storm Debby (2006) mesoscale convective systems using pattern recognition and image fusion). (1-2) 119, pp. 43–58. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.
  • Mohammad Gorji Sefidmazgi, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Abdollah Homaifar, Manoj Jha, Stefan Liess (2014). (Trend analysis using non-stationary time series clustering based on the finite element method). (3) 21, pp. 605--615. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics.
  • 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.
  • Abdollah Homaifar, Seifemichael Amsalu, Albert Esterline (2017). (A Simplified Matrix Formulation for Sensitivity Analysis of Hidden Markov Models). pp. page 97.
  • Seifemichael Amsalu, Abdollah Homaifar, Albert Esterline (2017). (A Simplified Matrix Formulation for Sensitivity Analysis of Hidden Markov Models). (2) 10, pp. 97 ff.. Algorithms.
  • Mina Moradi-Kordmahalleh, Mohammad Sefidmazgi, Scott Harrison, Abdollah Homaifar (2017). (Identifying Time-delayed Gene Regulatory Networks via an Evolvable Hierarchical Recurrent Neural Network). (29) 10, BMC BioData Mining.
  • U. Ozguner, D. Fisher, Abdollah Homaifar, J. Lee, D. Woods (2018). (Driver Models for Both Human and Autonomous Vehicles with Different Sensing Technologies and Near-Crash Activity). IIternational Transport Research Documentation (ITRD).
  • Norbert Agana, Abdollah Homaifar (2018). (EMD-Based Predictive Deep Belief Network for Time Series Prediction: An Application to Drought Forecasting, Journal of Hydrology). (1) 5, pp. 20.
  • Mohammad Razeghi-Jahromi, Shabnam Nazmi, Abdollah Homaifar (2018). (Two-step Markov Update Algorithm for Accuracy-based Learning Classifier Systems). (1) 27, pp. 63-84. Journal of Complex Systems.
  • Xuyang Yan, Mohammad Razeghi-Jahromi, Abdollah Homaifar, Berat Erol, Abenezer Girma, Edward Tunstel (2019). (A Novel Streaming Data Clustering Algorithm based on Fitness Proportionate Sharing). 7, pp. 184985-185000. IEEE Access.
  • Keyvan Majd, Abdollah Homaifar, Mohammad Razeghi-Jahromi (2019). (A Stable Analytical Solution Method for Car-like Robot Trajectory Tracking and Optimization). The IEEE /CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.
  • 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.
  • Mrinmoy Sarkar, Abdollah Homaifar, Berat Erol, Mohammadreza Behniapoor, Edward Tunstel (2019). (PIE: A Tool for Data-driven Autonomous UAV Flight Testing). pp. 1-18. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems.
  • Xuyang Yan, Shabnam Nazmi, Berat Erol, Abdollah Homaifar, Biniam Gebru, Edward Tunstel (2020). (An Efficient Unsupervised Feature Selection Procedure Through Feature Clustering). 131, pp. 277-284. Pattern Recognition Letter.
  • 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.
  • Shabnam Nazmi, Xuyang Yan, Abdollah Homaifar, Emily Doucette (2020). (Evolving Multi-label Classification Rules by Exploiting High-order Label Correlation). 417, pp. 176-186. The Journal of Neurocomputing, Elsevier, .
  • 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.