Mo Jamshidi, Ph.D., DEgr. (h.c.)
Show Date: July 11th, 2018
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Mo Jamshidi, Ph.D., Degr.
Lutcher Brown Endowed Chaired Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engr.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Fellow, IEEE, ASME, AAAS, TWAS, NYAS, AF, AIAA,
Member, University Texas System Chancellor’s Council
Dr. M. “Mo” Jamshidi, is a Life Fellow IEEE, Fellow ASME, A. Fellow-AIAA (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics), Fellow AAAS (American Association for Advancement of Science), Fellow TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences), and Fellow NYAS (New York Academy of Science), Fellow of Hungarian Academy of Engineering and Member of Russian Academy of Nonlinear Systems. He received BS (Cum Laud) in electrical engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA in 1967, the MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA in June 1969 and February 1971, respectively. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004, Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2004 and Odlar Yourdu University, Baku, Azerbaijan in 1999. Currently, he is the Lutcher Brown Endowed Distinguished Chaired Professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA.
He was an advisor to NASA for 10 years (including 1st MARS Mission, landed on July 4, 1997 and 7 years with NASA HQR), 9 years with US Air Force Research Laboratory, 8 years with USDOE and 1 year with EC/EU (Brussels). He has over 780 technical publications including 71 books (11 text books), research volumes, and edited volumes in English and five foreign languages. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals including IEEE Control Systems Magazine and the IEEE Systems Journal. He has graduated or advising 75 PhD and 75 MS students, so far, during his 50-year engineering career. In addition, he has advised or co-advised over 120 US Ethnic Minority students at MS and Ph.D. and over 850 undergraduate students. Six of his edited and authored books are on System of Systems Engineering in English and Mandarin. Among them four PhD’s among Native Americans, ten PhDs among Hispanic and eight PhD’s among African Americans. His former students are successful professionals in 22 nations around the world.
He is an Honorary Professor at three Chinese Universities (2 in Nanjing and 1 in Xi’an), Deakin University (Australia), Birmingham University and Loughbrough University (UK), and Obuda University (Hungary). In October 2005, he received the IEEE SMC society’s highest honor – Norbert Weiner Research Achievement Award. In 2014 he received the IEEE-USA Career Award in Systems Engineering. He is the recipient of IEEE Centennial Medal 1984, World Automation Congress Medal of Honor, 2014, among many other awards and honors.
He is a member of the University of the Texas System Chancellor’s Council since 2011. He is currently involved in research on system of systems engineering with emphasis on cloud computing, robotics, UAVs, biological and sustainable energy systems. He has over 9600 citations on Scholar Google.
He has been involved in philanthropic activities throughout the world for over 3 decades. As a fellow of “The World Academy of Science” (formerly Third World Academy of Science, Trieste, Italy) and UN’s UNDEP program, he has lectured and conducted short courses throughout Africa, Asia and South America. In addition, he has donated over 1200 volumes of technical books and journals (many of them under his own authorship or editorship) to the libraries of the higher educational institutions of underdeveloped and developing nations in Asia, Africa and South America.