Dr. Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3



Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi received the B.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and the University of Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1987 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada,in 1995. He is currently a Professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and the Director of the Robotics, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. From 1995 to1997, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and an Instructor in the Center for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada. In 1997, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, Korea; IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France; and the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. He was an organizer and/or co-organizer of several international conferences on optomechatronic systems control. He was General Chair of the 2010 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, Toronto. He is currently an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Optomechatronics, and an Editorial Member of the Journal of Robotics and The Open Cybernetics and Systematics Journal. His research interests include optomechatronic systems with the focus on image-guided control and planning.


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