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Ali Pakniyat

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Research interests

Hybrid SystemsStochastic SystemsOptimal Control

About

Ali Pakniyat is a post-doctoral researcher and course instructor at McGill University. He received the B.Sc. degree in 2008 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, and the M.Sc. degree in Applied Mechanics and Design from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010. He received the Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research interests include deterministic and stochastic optimal control, nonlinear and hybrid systems, analytical mechanics and chaos, with applications in automotive industry, sensors and actuators, and robotics.

Co-authors (9)

Publications (5)

  • Hybrid optimal control of an electric vehicle with a dual-planetary transmission

    • Pakniyat A
    • Caines P
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  • On the Relation between the Minimum Principle and Dynamic Programming for Classical and Hybrid Control Systems

    • Pakniyat A
    • Caines P
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  • Observer-Based Backstepping Controller Design for Gear Shift Control of a Seamless Clutchless Two-Speed Transmission for Electric Vehicles

    • Mousavi M
    • Pakniyat A
    • Helwa M
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  • Seamless dual brake transmission for electric vehicles: Design, control and experiment

    • Rahimi Mousavi M
    • Pakniyat A
    • Wang T
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  • Dynamic modeling and controller design for a seamless two-speed transmission for electric vehicles

    • Mousavi M
    • Pakniyat A
    • Boulet B
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

June 2017 - Present

Research Fellow

McGill University

September 2016 - May 2017(8 months)

Course Instructor

McGill University

January 2016 - May 2017(a year)

Teaching Assistant

McGill University

September 2013 - September 2016(3 years)

Research Assistant

McGill University

September 2011 - September 2016(5 years)

Teaching Assistant

Sharif University of Technology

January 2009 - February 2011(2 years)

Research Assistant

Sharif University of Technology

September 2008 - September 2010(2 years)

Teaching Assistant

Shiraz University

September 2006 - June 2008(2 years)

Teacher

National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents

May 2005 - September 2006(a year)

Education history

Doctor of Philosophy

McGill University

September 2011 - September 2016(5 years)

Master of Science

Sharif University of Technology

September 2008 - October 2010(2 years)

Bachelor of Science

Shiraz University

September 2004 - September 2008(4 years)