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Dr. Shahin Sirouspour

Professor

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor

McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Expertise:
robotics ; telerobotics & haptics; medical robotics; aerial robotics; control of UAVs and drones; energy management in smart grid; mechatronics; control systems; optimization
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Overview

My research interests are in robotics, control systems, and engineering applications of optimization. My work in robotics has focused on design and control of telerobotics and haptics systems and their applications in healthcare. More recently, my group has been investigating new concepts for aerial robotic manipulators and vehicles, and advanced controls for such systems.  We have also been pursuing applications of the optimization and optimal control theories to problems in energy management in interactive smart grid, as well as intelligent transportation systems. Our research is carried out with strong support from government and industry sources.

Education

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…

Dr. Sirouspour was a Co-Chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Telerobotics from 2013-2017. 

Biography

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 then joined McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include aerial robotics, teleoperation control, haptics, medical robotics, and optimization-based energy management and control in smart grid environment. He was on research leave at MDA Space Missions (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) during the period July 2010-June 2011.  Dr. Sirouspour received the McMaster President's Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision in 2008. He has also been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplements in the years 2014-2017.

Publications

Selected

An optimal energy storage control strategy for grid connected microgrids

P. Malysz, S. Sirouspour, A. Emadi (2014)

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 4, July 2014, pp. 1785-1796

P. Malysz and S. Sirouspour (2011)

A kinematic control framework for single-slave asymmetric teleoperation systems

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

S. Sirouspour and A. Shahdi (2006)

Model predictive control for teleoperation under communication time delay

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 22, no. 6, Dec. 2006, pp. 1131-1145

S. Sirouspour (2005)

Modelling and control of cooperative teleoperation systems

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 21, no. 6, Dec. 2005, pp. 1220-1225

Recent

Rafiee and S. Sirouspour, "Coordinated optimal dispatch of energy storage in a network of grid-connected microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 8, no. 3, July 2017, pp. 1166-1176.

Rafiee Sandgani and S. Sirouspour, "Energy management in a network of grid-connected microgrids/nanogrids using compromise programming," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2608281, 2016.

Ravichandran, S. Sirouspour, P. Malysz, and A. Emadi, "A chance-constraints-based control strategy for microgrids with energy storage and integrated electric vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2552173.

Khodabakhsh and S. Sirouspour, "Optimal control of energy storage in a microgrid by minimizing conditional value-at-risk," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 7, no. 3, July 2016, pp. 1264-1273.

Achievements

P.Eng.

2008 President's Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision (McMaster University)

NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award (2014-2017)