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Dr. Shahin Sirouspour


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

robotics; control systems; energy systems; optimization
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My research interests include 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 aerial robots. In particular, we are interested in new control strategies for aerial robotic manipulation, human-in-the-loop semi-autonomous operation of aerial robots and drones, and aerial transportation systems.    

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


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 

Did you know…

Long distance running and photography are two of my favourite hobbies!


Shahin Sirouspour received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from 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. Dr. Sirouspour was the recipient of the McMaster President’s Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision in 2008. He was also awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Accelerator Supplements in the years 2014-2017.



M. Jafarinasab, S. Sirouspour, E. Dyer

Model-based motion control of a robotic manipulator with a flying multi-rotor base

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vo. 24, no 5, October 2019, 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 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

P. Malysz and S. Sirouspour

A kinematic control framework for single-slave asymmetric teleoperation systems

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 27, no. 5, October 2011, pp. 901-917

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award (2014-2017)

The President’s Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision, McMaster University (2008)