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Homayoun Seraji, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
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Biography (more>>)
Homayoun Seraji joined JPL in 1985 as a Senior Member of Technical Staff, following his 13-year academic career, and has been a Supervisor leading and managing a robotics group since 1991. During his tenure at JPL, he has conducted extensive research in: adaptive robot control, control of dexterous robots, contact control, real-time collision avoidance, rule-based robot navigation, and safe spacecraft landing. The outcome of his research in controls and robotics has been published in 98 peer-reviewed journal papers, 119 refereed conference publications, 5 contributed chapters, and has led to 10 patents. In 1996, Dr. Seraji was appointed a Senior Research Scientist at JPL in recognition of his significant individual research contributions in the fields of controls and robotics. He was selected a Fellow of IEEE in 1997 for his contributions to robotic control technology. In 2003, he was recognized as the most-published author in the 20-year history of the Journal of Robotic Systems.

Education (more>>)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems Major) from the University of Cambridge, England, in July 1972 with the doctoral dissertation entitled: Design Techniques for Multivariable Control Systems and their Implementation for Computer-Aided Design.
  • B. Sc. (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering (Electronics Major) from the University of Sussex, England, in July 1969.

Professional Experience (more>>)
NASA-JPL, 1985-present: Senior Research Scientist, 1996-present; Robotics Group Supervisor; 1991-present; Senior Member of Technical Staff; 1985-1991
Caltech, Part-time lecturer in Engineering Department, 1985-92
University of New Mexico, Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1984-1985
Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1974-1984
University of Cambridge, England, Research Fellow and part-time lecturer in Engineering Department, 1972-1974

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