Arman Sargolzaei, Ph.D.
Brown Hall, Room 317
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2016 - 2020
M.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2016 - 2019
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University (FIU), 2012 - 2015
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University (FIU), 2011 - 2012
Dr. Arman Sargolzaei joined the ME Department in Fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor. His expertise is in applying linear and nonlinear control methods, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to the field of Networked Control Systems. His mission is to enhance the quality of life for people, with assuring the safety, security, and privacy concerns through extensive collaboration among multi-disciplinary fields. His research on the security of Networked Control Systems (NCSs) and resiliency of Multi-agent systems, particularly his doctoral dissertations entitled "Control of Multi-Agent Systems Under Cyberattack" and "Time-Delay Switch Attack on Networked Control Systems, Effects, and Countermeasures," combined with the knowledge of control theory, system identification, mathematics, and statistics carried significant practical implications in better understanding the pathways of faults, failure, and attack detection and compensation for NCSs. He followed his vision in securing NCSs by leading several funded projects. He was recognized with the honor of the "Faculty Research Excellence Award" for two consecutive years and served as the director of the Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI) and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University before coming to Tech. He has three years of industrial experience as a system development engineer and supervisor of the internship program at PLC International Inc., a multinational corporation specializing in telecommunications for electrical substations and smart grid applications. In this position, he was a lead engineer for a product called Rugged Smart Machine-to-Machine platform, which received the best of show innovation award at ITEXPO for two consecutive years. He believes in the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration as the key to success. He served as a chair for several university committees such as program assessment committees and faculty hiring committees. He was also the program coordinator for the control system concentration at FPU. Sargolzaei's peer-reviewed research on the theory and applications of networked control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and autonomous vehicles has been published in more than 60 articles [H index = 19]. He was primarily involved in national and international fund-raising events for improving the educational and training on the security of control systems.