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Amir Rahmani


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-235

Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347N - Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy

Amir Rahmani, PhD

Group Supervisor


Dr. Amir Rahmani is the technical group supervisor of the multi-agent autonomy group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Amir has a Ph.D. from University of Washington in Aeronautics and Astronautics and was an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami prior to joining JPL. He has over 15 years of research experience in distributed space systems, formation flying, networked dynamical systems, as well as swarm robotics. Amir is overseeing a number of projects on autonomy technologies for spacecraft and planetary robot teams. He is the NASA STTR subtopic manager on coordination and control of swarms of space vehicles.


- PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Professional Experience

- Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


  1. K. Ebadi, A. Harvard, A. Rahmani, and S. Chung, "Probabilistic Place Recognition for On-Orbit Visual Inspection of Uncooperative Space Objects," AIAA ASCEND Conference, 21 May 2021.
  1. M. Ono, G. Droge, H. Grip, O. Toupet, C. Scrapper, and A. Rahmani, "Road-Following Formation Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles," 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 01 January 2015.