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Alireza Ramezani

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 617.373.4027

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Research Focus

Analysis and feedback control of nonlinear systems; control of bipedal robot locomotion; formal methods for highly dynamic systems; bio-inspired robotics; spacecraft design; control, guidance & navigation of swarms of spacecraft

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
  • Climbing and Walking Robots Association (CLAWAR)

Research Overview

Analysis and feedback control of nonlinear systems; control of bipedal robot locomotion; formal methods for highly dynamic systems; bio-inspired robotics; spacecraft design; control, guidance & navigation of swarms of spacecraft

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Selected Publications

  • A. Ramezani, S.U. Ahmed, J.E. Hoff, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Describing aerial locomotion of an Articulated MAV with Stable Periodic Orbits, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: The 6th Int’l. Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2017, 394-405
  • S.U. Ahmed, A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, From Rousettus Aegyptiacus Landing to Robotic Landing: Regulation of CG-CP Distance Using a Nonlinear Closed-Loop Feedback, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017, 3560-3567
  • A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, A Biomimetic Robotic Platform to Study Flight Specializations of Bats, Science (Robotics-AAAS), 2(3), 2017
  • J.E. Hoff, A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Synergistic Design of a Bio-Inspired Micro Aerial Vehicle with Articulated Wings, Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), 2016
  • A. Ramezani, X. Shi, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Bat Bot (B2), a Biologically Inspired Flying Machine, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, 3219-3226
  • A. Ramezani, J. Hurst, K.A. Hamed, J.W. Grizzle, Performance Analysis and Feedback Control of Atrias, a 3D Bipedal Robot, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, 136(2), 2014, 21012
  • H.W. Park, A. Ramezani, J.W. Grizzle, A Finite State Machine for Accommodating Unexpected Large Ground Height Variations in Bipedal Robot Walking, IEEE Transactions on Robotics,29(2), 2013, 331-345
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Faculty

Sep 09, 2019

Ostadabbas and Ramezani awarded an NSF NRI EAGER

ECE Assistant Professors Sarah Ostadabbas (PI) and Alireza Ramezani (co-PI) received a $100K EAGER grant from NSF National Robotics Initiative (NRI) on teaching aerial robots to perch like a bat via AI-guided design and control.

Faculty

Aug 06, 2019

Forget props and fixed wings. New bio-inspired drones mimic birds, bats and bugs.

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani was featured in the NBC News article “Forget props and fixed wings. New bio-inspired drones mimic birds, bats and bugs” and in the earth.com article “Bat-inspired drones could be used to monitor weather or pollinate crops”.

Faculty

Feb 01, 2019

Robot Designed to Walk and Fly Could One Day Be Used to Explore Other Planets

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani’s robotics research featured in In Compliance article “Robot Designed to Walk and Fly Could One Day Be Used to Explore Other Planets”.

Faculty

Jan 22, 2019

Developing Robots That Don't Fall

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani is working on designing robots that can not only walk but fly to someday explore distant planets.

Faculty

Sep 19, 2018

Designing the Next Generation of Flying Robots

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani studied the flight movements of bats to build a robotic Bat Bot that has more maneuverability than drones and would be good for surveillance of traffic patterns or airport security.

Faculty

Aug 30, 2018

New Faculty Spotlight: Alireza Ramezani

Alireza Ramezani joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.

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