Mo Jamshidi

Professional Biography

Mo Jamshidi (Fellow IEEE, Fellow ASME, Fellow AAAS) received the BSEE from Oregon State University in June 1967 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in February 1971. He holds an honorary doctorate degree from Azerbaijan National University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1999. Currently, he is the Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the AT&T Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and founding Director of Center for Autonomous Control Engineering - ACE ( and a co-founder of the PURSUE Program ( at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. He was on the advisory board of the NASA JPL's MARS Pathfinder Project mission. He is currently a member of the NASA Minority Businesses Resource Advisory Committee (MBRAC) and a Senior Research Advisor for US Air Force Research Laboratory, KAFB, NM. He in now on the USA National Academy of Sciences NRC's Fellowship Board for Ford Foundation. He was a member of the NASA JPL Surface Systems Track Review Board. He was a member of the NASA JPL Surface Systems Track Review Board. He was on the USA National Academy of Sciences NRC's Integrated Manufacturing Review Board and is on NAE task force on aerospace engineering. Previously he spent 6 years at the US Air Force Research (weapons or Phillips) Laboratory working on large-scale systems, control of photonics systems and adaptive optics. He has been a consultant with Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has worked in various academic and industrial positions at many national and international locations including with IBM and GM Corporations. As ACE Center Director, he has lead a large academic team of researchers and educators which has, thus far, resulted in over 75 MS (65 are ethnic minorities) and 23 Ph.D. (18 are ethnic minorities) graduates in engineering.

He has over 500 technical publications including 50 books and edited volumes. Six of his books have been translated into at least one foreign language. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals (including Elsevier's International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering), IOS Press’s Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems Co-Editor-in-Chief since inception in 1992), and TSI Press’s Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, and one magazine (IEEE Control Systems Magazine). He has been on the executive editorial boards of a number of journals and two encyclopedias. He was the series editor for ASME Press Series on Robotics and Manufacturing from 1988 to 1996 and Prentice Hall Series on Environmental and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems from 1991 to 1998. In 1986 he helped launch a specialized Symposium on robotics, which was expanded to International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing (ISRAM) in 1988. In 1994 it was expanded into World Automation Congress (WAC, where it now encompasses four symposia and one forum on Robotics, Manufacturing, Automation, Control, Soft Computing, Multimedia, financial engineering and Image Processing. He has been the General Chairman of WAC from its inception. He is a co-publisher of WAC’S Official Publication – Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing (TSI Press, 1995- present).

Dr. Jamshidi is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to "large-scale systems theory and applications and engineering education", a Fellow of the ASME for contributions to “Control of robotic and manufacturing systems,” Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for contributions to "Complex large-scale systems and their applications to controls and optimization," an Associate Fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences (Trieste, Italy), Member of Russian Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, Honorary Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Engineering, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal and IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award and the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Society Millennium Pin. Currently, he is the Treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Systems, man and Cybernetics Society. He is an Honorary Professor at three Chinese Universities. He is on the Board of Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg Hall of Science for Native American Youth. He is also on a number of Who’s Who volumes around the world.