Prof. Alireza Karimi

Adjunct Professor

Alireza Karimi received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and 1990 from Amir Kabir University (Tehran Polytechnic). After 3 years of industrial experience he joined Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in France and received his DEA and Ph. D. degrees both on Automatic Control in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He was Assistant Professor at Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology in Teheran from 1998 to 2000. He is currently a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Institute of EPFL. He was an Associate Editor of European Journal of Control from 2004-2013. His research interests include data-driven controller tuning approaches, robust control. data-driven modelling and learning with application to mechatronic systems and smart grids.


Research Area

Data-driven model-free controller-tuning approaches try to lump the identification, controller design and controller reduction together and present a direct "data-to-control'' algorithm. This is very attractive, particularly when a mathematical model of the plant is not available and/or the nonlinear behavior of the plant cannot be identified easily and considered for controller design.This method has several application in control of mechatronic systems and smart grids.


Alireza KARIMI
ME C2 397 (Bâtiment ME)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne