Prof. Homayoun Seraji was one of Iran’s and even world’s most influential scientist, engineer and a JPL (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) senior researcher and former professor of Sharif University of Technology who published extensively in the field of multivariable control systems, focusing on optimal control, pole placement, multivariable PID controllers, and output regulation.
Homayoun Seraji was ranked first in the national high-school diploma examinations in 1965. (همایون سراجی، نفر اول کنکور سراسری کشور در سال 1965).
He was born and grew up in Tehran. He then moved to UK and studied in Sussex University and majored with B.S in Electrical Engineering.
Seraji earned his Ph.D. in Control Systems at the University of Cambridge in 1972 with First Class Honours. In 1974, he joined Sharif University of Technology, as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and was involved in teaching and research in control systems for ten years. He was also selected a U.N. Distinguished Scientist in 1984.
In 1985, Seraji joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech. During his tenure at JPL, he has conducted extensive research that has led to major contributions in the field of robot control systems, particularly in:
- Adaptive robot control.
- Control of dexterous robots.
- Contact control.
- Real-time collision avoidance.
- Rule-based robot navigation.
- Safe spacecraft landing.
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The outcome of his research in controls and robotics has been published in 98 peer-reviewed journal papers, 119 refereed conference publications, 5 contributed chapters, and has led to 10 patents. In 2003, he was recognized as the most-published author in the 20-year history of the Journal of Robotic Systems.
Prof. Homayoun Seraji is the vinner of awards:
- NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award in 1992.
- NASA’s Group Achievement Award in 2002 and 1991.
- NASA’s Major Space Act Award.
- JPL Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication in 2003.
- Fellow of IEEE in 1997.
Recognized as the most-published author in the 20-year history (1983-2003) of the Journal of Robotic Systems, 2003.
Received the JPL Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication, 2003.
Received two NASA Group Achievement Awards for the Safe Rover Navigation Team, 2002, and the Telerobotics Technology Team, 1991.
Selected by IEEE to the highest membership rank of Fellow for contributions to robotic control technology and its space applications, 1997.
Appointed a Senior Research Scientist at JPL in recognition of significant individual research contributions in the fields of controls and robotics, 1996.
Received eight NASA Major Space Act Awards for outstanding contributions to robotic control technology, 1995-present.
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Read about Force Tracking in Impedance Control writen by Prof. Homayoun Seraji.
Read about NASA’s Robust, High-Performance Control for Robotic Manipulators writen by Prof. Homayoun Seraji.