Vahid Samadi Bokharaie
I was born in Mashhad, Iran and did my undergrad study in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Electrical (Control) Engineering. Then I got my Masters degree in Electrical (Control) Engineering in K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2003. After that, I had to do my military service for 20 painful months and then, I worked in ZTE Corp as an Engineer and then a Project Manager. After two years in ZTE, I joined Ericsson as a Project Manager and worked there for 16 months. Although I had a successful carrier in Ercisson, I felt that academic life is more suitable for somebody with my talents, so I joined Hamilton Institute (a.k.a The Best Research Institute in the World!) in December 2008 as a PhD student under supervision of Dr. Oliver Mason.
I enjoy working on different aspects of control theory and its applications. During my PhD study, I have been working on
Stability and D-stability of: Nonlinear and Cooperative Systems
Although recently, I have been more interested in applications of the nonlinear systems theory to Mathematical Epidemiology and Mathematical Ecology.
Vahid S. Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Fabian Wirth, “Stability and Positivity of Equilibria for Subhomogeneous Cooperative Systems”, Nonlinear Analysis, Vol. 74, pp. 6416–6426, 2011. PDF
Vahid Samadi Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Mark Verwoerd, “Correction to D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 56, No. 5, p. 1489. PDF
Vahid Samadi Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Mark Verwoerd, “D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 12, pp. 2882-2885, Dec. 2010. PDF
Vahid S. Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Fabian Wirth, “On the D-Stability of Linear and Non-linear Positive Switched Systems”, In Proceedings of International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), pp. 1717-1719, Budapest, Hungary, 2010. PDF
Vahid S. Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Fabian Wirth, “Spread of epidemics in time-dependent networks”, In Proceeding of International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), pp. 795-798, Budapest, Hungary, 2010. PDF
Oliver Mason, Vahid S. Bokharaie, Robert Shorten, “Stability and D-stability for Switched Positive Systems”, In Proceeding of the third Multidisciplinary Symposium on Positive Systems (POSTA09), pp 101-109, 2009. PDF
Vahid Samadi Bokharaie and Ali Khaki-Sedigh, “An LMI Approach to Automatic Loop-Shaping of QFT Controllers”, In Proc. of International Control Conference, Glasgow, pp. 291-296, UK, 2006. PDF
Elgersburg School on Nonlinear Control, March 2011, Elgersburg, Germany.
Network Math Graduate Programme, 2009-2011, Hamilton Institute and Trinity College.
Third International Symposium on Positive Systems; Theory and Applications (POSTA09), Valencia, Spain, September 2009.
The 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2010), Budapest, Hungary, Presenting a paper and chairing the session on "Stability and Switching".
Teaching "Positive Linear Systems", an (informal) course for PhD students in Hamilton Institute, February-May 2010.
"Simulating Some Fuzzy Control Algorithms Using C++ Programming Language, B.Sc. Thesis, 2000.
"Automatic Loop-Shaping of QFT Controllers Using LMI Theory", M.Sc. Thesis, 2003.
"Stability Conditions for Nonlinear, Switched and Delayed Positive Systems", PhD Study Progress Report, 2010.
More About Me
Apart from the academic life, I am also involved in different extracurricular activities:
I play football with other students and professors from Hamilton Institute and Engineering department. If you are in Maynooth, you can join us every Tuesday and Thursday in Astroturf at 13:00. Also, I like playing Snooker, although I am not much good at it.
I enjoy listening to Irish music every Thursday night in the Braddy's pub in Maynooth. There is also a monthly dance event that I enjoy taking part in it, called Funky Seomra. If you live in Dublin and interested in dancing, I strongly recommend you to go there.
I enjoy traveling around Ireland and visiting its fantastic scenery (especially in those rare sunny weekends!). I was going to these trips mostly with International Students' Society in NUI Maynooth, but since I have got my full Irish driving license, I am hitting the road with my old lovely car!
I used to be a subscriber of Economist, but at the moment, the only magazine that I read regularly is New Scientist because I do not have much spare time. Although I enjoy reading books and articles and watching documentaries by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and like-minded intellectuals.
I am a member of Amnesty International, Ireland Chapter, and try to contribute and help them as much as I can.
Last updated 20 September, 2011