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PhD projects

1. Collision Avoidance Algorithms for Unmanned Marine Vehicles 2. Cooperative Control of a Dual Arm Manipulator System 3. Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping of an Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV)

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Personal profile

Particulars

Dr Wasif Naeem is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Centre for Energy, Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). He is also one of the core members of the Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (iAMS) at QUB. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan in 1998. He then worked as a R&D engineer before commencing  his  MSc in Electrical Engineering on a full scholarship from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious EPSRC studentship to pursue a PhD in Mechanical and Marine Engineering from the University of Plymouth, UK. There, his doctoral research involved developing an autonomous underwater vehicle in collaboration with Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Subsea7 and South West Water plc. His postdoctoral research was also funded by the EPSRC on developing guidance and control strategies for unmanned surface vehicles.

He has specific interest in improving the autonomy of uninhabited vehicles and has been a Principle Investigator on EPSRC and InnovateUK grants on developing collision avoidance strategies for marine craft. His research interests span optimal and robust control, system identification, multi-vehicle formation control and systems engineering. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and three IET book chapters. Two journal papers in the area of marine navigation and control were awarded the Michael Richey medal and the Denny Medal in 2008 and 2010, by the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) respectively. Another paper in the area of formation control algorithms for unmanned vehicles was shortlisted for best paper prize at the UKACC control conference in 2012. Dr Naeem is a member of the prestigious EPSRC Peer Review College as well as IFAC technical committee on marine systems. He was the

  • General Chair of the 29th Irish Signals and Systems Conference,
  • Local Organizing Chair of 11th UKACC International Control Conference and
  • Co-Chair of the 5th IFAC Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences

all held in Belfast. Moreover, he also served/serving on the committee of a number of international conferences.

Research Statement

I have significant expertise in the development of unmanned vehicles specifically in the maritime domain. My current research area includes development of formation control systems for land, aerial and marine vehicles. Cooperative control of a dual arm system such as a humanoid is also an active area of research. Additionally, I am actively involved in developing navigation systems for uninhabited vehicles which includes obstacles detection and avoidance and simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) systems.

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Projects

Research Output

A Multiobjective Optimization Approach for COLREGs-compliant Path Planning of Autonomous Surface Vehicles Verified on Networked Bridge Simulators

Hu, L., Naeem, W., Rajabally, E., Watson, G., Mills, T., Bhuiyan, Z., Raeburn, C., Salter, I. & Pekcan, C., Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems . 21, 3, p. 1167-1179 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    248 Downloads (Pure)

    Context-aware robotic arm using fast embedded model predictive control

    Trimble, S., Naeem, W., McLoone, S. & Sopasakis, P., 06 May 2020, (Accepted) Irish Systems and Signals Conference: Proceedings.

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

    Collision avoidance of maritime vessels

    Naeem, W., Campbell, S. & Abu-tair, M., 2019, Navigation and Control of Autonomous Marine Vehicles. p. 61-84 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Experimental validation of an integral sliding mode-based LQG for the pitch control of a UAV-mimicking platform

    Khan, S. G., Bendoukha, S., Naeem, W. & Iqbal, J., Sep 2019, In : Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 17, 3, p. 275-284 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    49 Downloads (Pure)

    Fuzzy Rule-Based Energy Management Strategy for a Parallel Mild-Hybrid Electric Bus

    Smith, D., Douglas, R. & Naeem, W., 14 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles and International Transportation Electrification Conference, ESARS-ITEC 2018, Nottingham.

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

  • Prizes

    Denny Silver Gilt Medal

    Naeem, Wasif (Recipient), 18 Mar 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • EPSRC Studentship

    Naeem, Wasif (Recipient), 01 Oct 2001

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    IMarEST prize for most innovative research.

    Naeem, Wasif (Recipient), Jun 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Irish Signals and Systems Conference

    Naeem, Wasif (Recipient), 21 Jun 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Michael Richey Medal

    Naeem, Wasif (Recipient), 18 Mar 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    UKACC International Control Conference (Event)

    Wasif Naeem (Associate editor)

    Feb 2018Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    PhD External Examiner - University College Cork

    Wasif Naeem (Examiner)

    21 Feb 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    International Conference on Unmanned AircraftSystems (ICUAS'18) (Event)

    Wasif Naeem (Associate editor)

    Feb 2018Jun 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    29th Irish Signals and Systems Conference

    Wasif Naeem (Chair)

    21 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    PhD External Examiner - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

    Wasif Naeem (Examiner)

    26 Jul 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Press / Media

    New algorithms help autonomous vessels avoid collisions at sea

    Wasif Naeem

    26/03/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    MAXCMAS success suggests COLREGs remain relevant for autonomous ships

    Eshan Rajabally & Wasif Naeem

    21/03/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Ship Intelligence

    Wasif Naeem

    01/03/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Robotics and the Blue Economy

    Wasif Naeem

    05/02/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities