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Graduated as BEng with equivalent of first class from Tehran Azad University in Industrial Engineering, Planning and Analysis of Systems in 1994. I worked first as placement and then full time in Automotive Industry Management Consultancy from 1992-1996. In 1996 I joined the Postgraduate Research programme (PhD) of the well-known Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Systems of Brunel University with a scholarship from the University. I obtained my PhD in May 2000. In year October 1999, I was appointed as an RA on an EPSRC/MAFF project MEATRAC – where I developed a fully novel monitoring and control system using Sensors & Actuation, SCADA, PLC, RFID Technology, and Enterprise Data Management System for 100% Tracking and Traceability of Meat products. It was successfully delivered in mid-2002.

From May 2002, I was appointed as a lecturer in the same department and to date have covered a wide range of teaching and supervising UG and PG projects in subject areas ranging from mathematics, software engineering, software development, systems modelling & probability theory, control, and embedded systems. The modules covered all undergraduate and postgraduate years, and taught in a highly international and diverse cohort of students. I contribute to a wide range of classical (e.g. mathematics, probability theory, queuing theory, discrete systems, software development) and modern subjects (e.g. Machine Learning, AI, Applied Control, and Cyberphyisical systems) at the Departments of Computer Science, Electronic and Copter Engineering as well as Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

My current research activities are concentrated on digital transformation and smartification of Industrial Systems, especially within the Industry 4.0 context covering sensors-actuation, signal processing and feature extraction, machine learning, modelling, control and optimisation.

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SERG is Recruiting Research Assistants, Fellows and PhD students in the areas of Automation, Control, Sensors and Actuation, Mathematical Modelling and Optimisation, Machine Learning & AI, and Software Engineering (contact me for details)

Newest selected publications

Vasilaki, V., Nika, CE., Mousavi, A. and Katsou, E. (2020) 'Water Cycle and Circular Economy: Developing a Circularity Assessment Framework for Complex Water Systems'. Water Research, 187. pp. 116423 - 116423. ISSN: 0043-1354

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Razgon, M. and Mousavi, A. (2020) 'Relaxed Rule-based Learning for Automated Predictive Maintenance: proof of concept'. Algorithms, 13 (9). pp. 1 - 23. ISSN: 1999-4893 Open Access Link

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Vasilaki, V., Danishvar, S., Mousavi, A. and Katsou, E. (2020) 'Data-driven versus conventional N2O EF quantification methods in wastewater; how can we quantify reliable annual EFs?'. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 141 (4 October 2020). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 0098-1354 Open Access Link

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Werner, A., Angadi, VC., Lentes, J. and Mousavi, A. (2020) 'Vorausschauende Instandhaltung – Wenn der Digitale Schatten an Grenzen stößt: Harmonisierung datengetriebener und physikbasierter Modelle für die vorausschauende Instandhaltung'. ZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 115 (5). pp. 335 - 339. ISSN: 0947-0085 Open Access Link

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Huang, Z., Li, M., Mousavi, A. and Wang, Z. (2019) 'EGEP: An Event Tracker Enhanced Gene Expression Programming for Data Driven System Engineering Problems'. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 3 (2). pp. 117 - 117.

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