Dr. Mohammad Reza Akbarzadeh Totonchi

(Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)
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About Me

Mohammad-R. Akbarzadeh-T.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center of Excellence on Soft Computing and Intelligent
Information Processing
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 

 Email: akbarzadeh {AT}

  My Resume: Here is my CV 

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   Welcome to my website. I received my Ph.D. in Evolutionary Optimization and Fuzzy Control of Complex Systems from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1998. From 1996 to 2002, I was also with the NASA Center for Autonomous Control Engineering at UNM. I completed two sabbaticals at the Berkeley Initiative on Soft Computing (BISC), UC Berkeley. I have also served as consulting faculty at Purdue University in 2017 and spent a sabbatical at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019.

I am currently a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fuzzy Systems, a council member of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), and a council member of the Intelligent Systems Scientific Society of Iran (ISSSI). I have received several awards, including the prestigious 2021 Caro Lucas Award for Lifetime Achievement in Control and Intelligent Systems Engineering, Ferdowsi Academic Foundation's 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award, National Outstanding Faculty Award in 2019, IDB's 2010 Excellent Leadership Award, FUM's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2008 and 2002, Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of New Mexico in 1998, and Service Award from the Mathematics Honor Society in 1989.

My research interests are bio-inspired computing/optimization/control, soft computing, multi-agent systems and distributed AI, uncertain and complex systems, robotics, cognitive sciences, medical informatics, and biomedical engineering systems. I have advised over 80 thesis and dissertations in these and related research fields and published over 450 peer-reviewed articles. 

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