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Hafiz Ahmed received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2011, the M.Sc. degree in systems, control and information technology from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Inria Lille Nord Europe and the University of Lille 1, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, in 2016.


He was a Postdoctoral fellow with Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, followed by academic appointments in Bangladesh with the University of Asia Pacific and North South University. Since 2017, he has been with the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Coventry University, Coventry, U.K. He is interested in applied control engineering with special focus in energy and environment.


Dr. Ahmed’s PhD research received national and European recognition. In the European level, he was the ex-aequo recipient of the annual European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems (2018) given by the European Embedded Control Institute. In the national level, he was the recipient of the Best Ph.D. Theses award (2017) from the Research Cluster on Modeling, Analysis and Management of Dynamic Systems (GDR MACS), National Council of Scientific Research, France.


Dr. Ahmed is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. He is a regular reviewer of numerous journals by reputed publishers like IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis etc. in the area of systems and control, renewable and sustainable energy.

Education/Academic qualification

Automatic Control, Doctorate, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation

… → 2016

System, Control and IT, MSc, Joseph Fourier University

… → 2013

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Degree, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

… → 2011

External positions

North South University

May 2017Sep 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow, Clemson University


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Synchronization Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Electric potential Engineering & Materials Science
Sliding Mode Mathematics
Controller Mathematics
Tuning Engineering & Materials Science
Nonlinear systems Engineering & Materials Science
Experimental Study Mathematics

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 81 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 7 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Adaptive sliding-mode observer for second order discrete-time MIMO nonlinear systems based on recurrent neural-networks

Salgado, I., Ahmed, H., Camacho, O. & Chairez, I., 7 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recurrent neural networks
Nonlinear systems
State estimation
Mathematical models
2 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Fast Estimation of Phase and Frequency for Single Phase Grid Signal

Ahmed, H., Amamra, S-A. & Salgado, I., Aug 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 66, 8, p. 6408 - 6411 4 p., 8424190.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phase locked loops
Electric power systems
Electric potential

Hybrid Estimator-Based Harmonic Robust Grid Synchronization Technique

Ahmed, H., Pay, M. L., Benbouzid, M., Amirat, Y. & Elbouchikhi, E., 5 Sep 2019, In : Electric Power Systems Research. 177, 106013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric potential

If Cheap, Easy Oil Is Over, What Now?

Arellano, Y., Hunt, A., Haas, O., Ahmed, H. & Ma, L., 2019, International Conference in Energy and Sustainable Futures.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Multiphase flow
Flow measurement
Fossil fuels
5 Downloads (Pure)

Impedance Adaptive Controller for a Prototype of a Whiplash Syndrome Rehabilitation Device

Guzman-Victoria, I., Salgado, I., Mera, M., Chairez, I. & Ahmed, H., 28 May 2019, In : Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2019, 21 p., 9604179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Patient rehabilitation

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Editorial activity

Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience (Journal)

Hafiz Ahmed (Associate Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (Journal)

Hafiz Ahmed (Associate Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


Annual European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems

Hafiz Ahmed (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

GDR MACS Best PhD Theses Award 2017

Hafiz Ahmed (Recipient), Jul 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards