Biography

Armin Zare is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Dallas, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He received the BSc in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010 and the MSEE and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, in 2016 under the supervision of Mihailo Jovanovic. His research interests are broadly in the modeling, dynamics, and control of large-scale and distributed systems with a focus on applications in fluid mechanics and renewable energy generation. His primary focus is on the modeling and control of complex fluid flows using tools from systems theory and optimization. He was a recipient of the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the American Control Conference in 2014.

Awards and Honors

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Travel and Training Award, University of Southern California, 2018.

  • Invited Participant, Center for Turbulence Research Summer Program, Stanford University, 2014, 2016.

  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2015 – 2016.

  • Travel Scholarship, 2015 Research School on Fluid Dynamics: Topics in Turbulence, Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, University of Maryland, 2015.

  • Finalist, Best Student Paper Award, American Control Conference, 2014.

  • Travel Scholarship, Workshop on Turbulence in Engineering Applications, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

  • Travel Scholarship, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2012.

  • Graduate Fellowship, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2010

Education

  • PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2016

  • MSEE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2016

  • BSc, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2010