Javad Mohammadpour Velni
Associate Professor
BS in Electrical Engineering, Sharif Univ. of Technology, Tehran, Iran
MS in Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Houston, TX

Postdoc Fellows

Tairan Liu
Postdoc (2020-current)

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from LSU, 2020

Shaho Alaviani
Postdoc (2021-current)

PhD in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, 2019

Graduate Students

Hao Zhen
PhD student (2021-current)

Co-advised with Prof. J. Yang

BS and MS: Renewable Energy Science and Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

Yajie Bao
PhD student (2019-current)

BS: Management Science, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

MS: Data Science and Information Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Sahand Mosharafian Dehkrodi
PhD student (2019-current)

BS: Electrical Engineering, KN Toosi Univ. of Technology, Tehran, Iran
MS: Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Shirin Afzali
MS student (2019-current)

BS: Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Vaishnavi Thesma
MS student (2020-current)

BS: Computer Systems Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Andres Salazar (PhD at UGA — 01/2016 to 04/2021)
    • Title of thesis: Nonlinear interoperability and optimal energy management study for energy storage systems used in residential AC nanogrids
    • Current employment: sonnen Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Saba Faryadi (MS at UGA — 01/2018 to 06/2020)
    • Title of thesis: Coverage control of agricultural fields using heterogeneous multi-robot systems
    • Current employment: Tata Consultancy Services, Atlanta, GA
  • Mohammadreza Davoodi (Postdoc fellow at UGA — 07/2017 to 12/2019)
    • Current employment: UT Arlington Research Institute
  • Ramin Moslemi (PhD at UGA — 09/2013 to 12/2018)
    • Title of dissertation: Secure and resilient control of smart grids
    • Current employment: NEC Research Labs America, Cupertino, CA
  • Qin Liu (Postdoc fellow at UGA — 03/2015 to 08/2016)
    • Current employment: IAV GmbH, Germany
  • Afshin Mesbahi (Postdoc fellow at UGA — 11/2014 to 05/2016)
    • Current employment: Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Farshid Abbasi (PhD at UGA — 01/2013 to 12/2016)
    • Title of dissertation: Coverage control for heterogeneous multi-agent systems
    • Current employment: Cymer, an ASML company, San Diego, CA
  • Syed Zeeshan Rizvi (PhD at UGA — 01/2013 to 12/2016)
    • Title of dissertation: Data-driven learning-based identification and control of linear parameter-varying systems
    • Current employment: Corning Inc., Corning, NY
  • Mark Trudgen (PhD at UGA — 08/2013 to 12/2016)
    • Title of dissertation: Low-order LPV model development and robust control design for automotive and manufacturing applications
    • Current employment: Lecturer at CENGR, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Rebecca Oglesby Miller (MS at UGA — 01/2014 to 07/2016)
    • Title of thesis: Semi-autonomous safety critical applications in power systems and transportation systems
  • Behrouz Ebrahimi (Postdoc fellow at UGA — 06/2013 to 12/2013)
    • Current employment: Weatherford, Houston, TX
  • Ali Hooshmand (PhD at Univ. of Houston — 01/2009 to 11/2012)
    • Title of dissertation: Predictive energy management methods for smart grids
    • Current employment: LinkedIn, San Jose, CA

Former Undergraduate and High-school Student Researchers

  • Michael Buzzy (UGA ME student, 2019)
  • Hannah Hunsinger (UGA Young Dawgs Program, 2016)
  • Nico Hoernle (UGA EE student, 2016-2017)
  • Al-Maaz Kadri (UGA EE student, 2016-2017)
  • Matheus Matos (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program at UGA, 2016)
  • Breon A.T. Myers (UGA EE student, 2015-2016)
  • Bhaskar Lokanathan (UGA EE student, 2015-2016)
  • Diogo Joao (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program at UGA, 2015)
  • Aswin Mannakulathil (UGA Young Dawgs Program, 2015)
  • Siddharth Gore (UGA ME student, 2015)
  • Marcelo Fernandes (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program at UGA, 2014)
  • Edgar Rebollar (UGA Young Dawgs Program, 2013)