Abdollah Homaifar


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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


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

  • Mrinmoy Sarkar, Xuyang Yan, Berat Erol, Ioannis Raptis, Abdollah Homaifar (2021). (A novel search and survey technique for unmanned aerial systems in detecting and estimating the area for wildfires). 145, pp. 103848. Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  • Niloofar Bahadori, Mahmoud Mahmoud, Abdollah Homaifar (2021). (Antenna Beamwidth Optimization in Directional Device-to-Device Communication Using Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning). IEEE Access.
  • Nana Gyimah, Abenezer Girma, Mahmoud Mahmoud, Shamila Nateghi, Abdollah Homaifar, Daniel Opoku (2021). (A Robust Completed Local Binary Pattern (RCLBP) for Surface Defect Detection). arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.04021.
  • Abenezer Girma, Abdollah Homaifar, Mahmoud Mahmoud, Xuyang Yan, Mrinmoy Sarkar (2021). (DA $\^{}$\$$\backslash$textbf $\$2$\$$\$ $-Net: Diverse \& Adaptive Attention Convolutional Neural Network). arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.13157.
  • Niloofar Bahadori, Mahmoud Mahmoud, Brian Kelley, Abdollah Homaifar (2021). (Enabling Content-Centric Device-to-Device Communication in the Millimeter-Wave Band). IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • Shabnam Nazmi, Xuyang Yan, Abdollah Homaifar, Mohd Anwar (2021). (Multi-label Classification with Local Pairwise and High-order Label Correlations using Graph Partitioning). 233, Elsevier Knowledge-based 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Marwan Bikdash, Ken Sartor, Abdollah Homaifar (1999). (Fuzzy guidance of the shuttle orbiter during atmospheric reentry). (3) 7, pp. 295–303. Control Engineering Practice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • K Ricanek, Abdollah Homaifar, Gary Lebby (1993). (Genetic algorithm composes music). IEEE.