Azad Ghaffari

Azad Ghaffari

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Azad Ghaffari


Azad Ghaffari's research interests include control design for safety critical cyber-physical systems, distributed supervisory controller design for swapping modularity over smart networks, control of state-dependent sampled rate systems, high-precision motion control of servo-systems, aggregate demand response in power systems, extremum seeking and its application to maximum power point tracking in photovoltaic and wind energy conversion systems, sliding mode control, and linear matrix inequalities. He has completed postdoctoral appointments at UCSD as well as the University of Michigan, and has six years of industrial training on control, automation, and instrumentation of various power systems.


  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • M.S., K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.S., K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


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