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Kaveh Akbari Hamed

Associate Professor
  • Focus Area: Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Kaveh Akbari Hamed
225 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Control Theory (Nonlinear Control, Predictive Control, Distributed and Decentralized Control, Data-Driven Control)
  • Robotics (Legged Locomotion, Quadrupedal Robots, Bipedal Robots, Humanoids, Multi-Agent Systems, Motion Planning, Trajectory Optimization, Whole-Body Control)
  • Optimization and Optimal Control
  • Complex Systems (Nonlinear Systems, Hybrid Systems)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems 

See Dr. Akbari Hamed's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2023-Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2018–2023, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2014–2018, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University
  • 2012–2014, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2011
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tabriz, 2004
  • 2023 - Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

  • 2023 - Finalist for the Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Multi-Robot Systems

  • 2022 - Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award by ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division

  • 2022 - Best Reviewers Award for ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control

  • 2020 - Invited TEDx Speaker: “How will robot armies save our future cities?” TEDxPearlStreet, Washington, DC, July 2020