Dr. Shahin Sirouspour – Faculty of Engineering
Shahin Sirouspour

Dr. Shahin Sirouspour


Robotics and autonomous systems, control systems, optimization

Current status

  • Accepting graduate students

  • Professor

    Electrical & Computer Engineering


My research interests include autonomous systems, aerial robotics, tele-robotics, human-machine interfaces (haptics), and broad applications of control systems and optimization in robotics, energy, and transportation systems. My current research focuses on the control of multi-agent robotic systems including aerial and ground-based vehicles. I am interested in developing control strategies for heterogeneous multi-agent systems, possibly including human operators, for use in a broad range of application such as search and rescue, disaster recovery, infrastructure maintenance and monitoring, transportation, mapping, and exploration.

In the past, our work in smart energy systems resulted in a number of new model-predictive control strategies for optimal operation of energy storage devices and renewable energy sources in smart grid environment. We have also developed advanced controllers for human-in-the-loop teleoperation of robotic manipulators. These controllers cover a wide range of system configurations from single-operator/single-robot systems to multiple-operator/multi-robot systems, bringing together human-in-the-loop and autonomous control of robotic systems.

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Shahin Sirouspour received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology,Tehran, Iran, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2003.

He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He was on research leave with MDA Space Missions, Brampton, ON, during July 2010-June 2011. His research interests include autonomous systems, aerial robotics, teleoperation control, haptics, medical robotics, and optimization-based energy management and control in the smart grid environment.

B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1995

M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1997

Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of British Columbia, Canada, 2003

K. Mohammadi, S. Sirouspour, and A. Grivani, “Passivity-based control of multiple quad-rotors carrying a cable-suspended payload”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vo. 27, no. 4, Aug. 2022, pp. 2390-2400.

K. Mohammadi, S. Sirouspour, and A. Grivani, “Control of multiple quad-copters with a cable-suspended payload subject to disturbances,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vo. 25, no 4, August 2020, pp.1709 – 1718.

M. Jafarinasab, S. Sirouspour, and E. Dyer. “Model-based motion control of a robotic manipulator with a flying multirotor base,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 24., no. 5, October 2019, pp. 2328-2340.

D. Yazhemsky, M. Rashid, and S. Sirouspour, “An On-line optimal controller for a commuter train,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 20, no. 3, March 2019, pp. 1112-1125.

M. Rafiee Sandgani and S. Sirouspour, “Energy management in a network of grid-connected microgrids/nanogrids using compromise programming,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no 3, May 2018, pp. 2180-2191.