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Mechanical, Manufacturing, School of EngineeringOther Titles: Associate Director, Manufacturing Engineering
Graduate student supervisor
Unmanned aerial and ground vehicles; robotics; industrial automation
Applied artificial intelligence; machine learning; computer vision; control systems
Courses & Teaching
ENGR 315 - Systems and Control; ENGR 480 - Modern Control; ENGR 598(A) Applied Machine Learning, ENGR 598(B)Applied Computer Vision
Dr. Najjaran is a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and Head of the Advanced Control and Intelligent Systems (ACIS) laboratory at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2002. His research focuses on the analysis and design of mechatronics and control systems with broad applications including unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, industrial automation and microelectromechanical systems. Over the past decade, he and his students have contributed to multiple aspects of safe and reliable operation of robots through computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Dr. Najjaran is a registered P.Eng. in BC, Fellow of CSME, and the President of the Advanced Engineering Solutions Inc. providing design and technical consultation services to the automation industry.
PhD – Mechanical Engineering (University of Toronto)
MASc – Mechanical Engineering (University of Tehran)
BSc – Mechanical Engineering (Iran University of Science and Technology)
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Najjaran’s research focuses on broad applications of:
- Autonomous vehicles and robots
- Control systems
- Artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, expert systems
- MEMS and wearables
in intelligent transportation and advanced manufacturing systems.
Selected Publications & Presentations
- VP West of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)
- Canadian Automated Vehicle Centre of Excellence
- Board of Directors Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School