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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Mahdieh S. Sadabadi

Mahdieh S.

Lecturer

Email: m.sadabadi@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: ENG 256, Engineering Building
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/msadabadi

Profile

Dr. Mahdieh S. Sadabadi is currently a Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining QMUL, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Computational and Biological Learning (CBL) Group at the Department of Engineering, the University of Cambridge, and affiliated with Trinity College in Cambridge. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linkoping University in Sweden. She received her Ph.D. in Control Systems from Automatic Control Laboratory (LA), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in February 2016. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Electrical Engineering Department, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, QC, Canada, Methods and Algorithms for Control (MAC) group, LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France, and HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA, USA. Her research interests are generally centered on robust fixed-structure control of large-scale uncertain systems, networked control systems, and their applications in power grids, microgrids, and power electronics converters.

Research

Research Interests:

Dr. Sadabadi's research interests lie broadly in control theory with applications to power systems, microgrids, and power electronics converters.

Research Areas

More specifically, she has recently been working on the following projects:

  • Networked Control Systems;

  • Security, Resilience, and Privacy in Power-Electronics-Dominated Microgrids;

  • Plug-and-Play (PnP) Microgrids;

  • Advanced Control for Multi-level Power Electronics Converters;

  • Grid-tied Voltage Source Inverters.

Qualifications

PhD in Control Systems (2016, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)

MSc in Control Systems (Tehran Polytechnic)

BSc in Electronics (Tehran Polytechnic)

SMIEEE, MIET, FHEA

Publications

The full list of her publications can be found at my Google Scholar.

Selected Publications

 Security, Privacy, and Resilience in Power-electronics-dominated Microgrids

  • M. S. Sadabadi, S. Sahoo, and F. Blaabjerg, “Stability Oriented Design of Cyberattack Resilient Controllers for Cooperative DC Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 37. No. 2, pp. 1310-1321, February 2022.
  • M. S. Sadabadi, S. Sahoo, and F. Blaabjerg, “A Fully Resilient Cyber-Secure Synchronization Strategy for AC Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 36. No. 12, pp. 13372-13378, December 2021.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, N. Mijatovic, J.-F. Tregouet, and T. Dragicevic, “Distributed Control of Parallel DC-DC Converters Under FDI Attacks on Actuators,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, October 2021.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, “Attack-Resilient Distributed Control in DC Microgrids,” European Control Conference (ECC), June-July 2021, (Virtual Conference).

  • M. S. Sadabadi and M. Bahavarnia, “Robust Resilient Sparse Voltage Control of Low-Voltage DC Microgrids,” European Control Conference (ECC), June-July 2021, (Virtual Conference).

Resilient Consensus in Multiagent Systems

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Gusrialdi, “Resilient Average Consensus on General Directed Graphs in Presence of Cyber-Attacks,” European Journal of Control, June 2022.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Gusrialdi, “Resilient Average Consensus on General Directed Graphs in Presence of Cyber-Attacks,” European Control Conference (ECC) 2022, London, UK.
  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Gusrialdi, “On Resilient Design of Cooperative Systems in Presence of Cyber-Attacks,” European Control Conference (ECC), June-July 2021, (Virtual Conference).

Towards Plug-and-Play Microgrids

  • M. ShafieeRad, M. S. Sadabadi, Q. Shafiee, and M. R. Jahed Motlagh, “Modeling and Structural Control Design for Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids with General Topology,” Accepted in International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, February 2022.
  • M. S. Sadabadi, “Line-Independent Plug-and-Play Voltage Stabilization and L2 Gain Performance of DC Microgrids,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, Vol. 5, No, 5, pp. 1609-1614, November 2021.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, “A Distributed Control Strategy for Parallel DC-DC Converters,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1231-1236, October 2021.

  • M. ShafieeRad, M. S. Sadabadi, Q. Shafiee, and M. R. Jahed Motlagh, “Robust Decentralized Voltage Control for Uncertain DC Microgrids,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, August 2020.

  • M. ShafieeRad, Q. Shafiee, M. S. Sadabadi, and M. R. Jahed Motlagh, “Decentralized Voltage Stabilization and Robust Performance Satisfaction of Islanded Inverter-interfaced Microgrids,” IEEE Systems Journal, May 2020.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and Q. Shafiee, “Scalable Robust Voltage Control of DC Microgrids with Uncertain Constant Power Loads,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 508–515, January 2020.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, “Towards Plug-and-Play Converter-Interfaced DC Microgrids,” 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 848-853, December 2020 (Virtual Conference).

  • B. Abdolmaleki, Q. Shafiee, M. S. Sadabadi, and T. Dragicevic, “Economical Secondary Control of DC Microgrids,” IEEE 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, pp. 304-308, Croatia, September-October 2020.

  • A. Zafari, M. Mehrasa, K. Rouzbeh, M. S. Sadabadi, S. Bacha, and A. Hably, “DC-Link Voltage Stability-Based Control Strategy of a Grid-Connected Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid,” IEEE Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference, pp. 268-273, Izmir, Turkey, October 2020 (Received an Outstanding Paper Award).

  • M. S. Sadabadi, Q. Shafiee, and A. Karimi, “Plug-and-play Robust Voltage Control of DC Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 6886–6896, November 2018.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, Q. Shafiee, and A. Karimi, “Plug-and-play Voltage Stabilization in Inverter-interfaced Microgrids via a Robust Control Strategy,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 781–791, May 2017.

Grid-tied Voltage Source Inverters

  • M. S. Sadabadi, M. Sharifzadeh, M. Mehrasa, H. Karimi, and K. Al-Haddad, “Decoupled dq Current Control of Grid-tied Packed E-Cell Inverters in Vehicle-to-Grid Technologies,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, February 2022.
  • H. Karimi, A. Haddadi, M. Karimi-Ghartemani, and M. S. Sadabadi, “A Robust Vector Current Controller with Negative-Sequence Current Capability for Grid-Connected Inverters,” energies (Invited Paper), vol. 14, no. 15, July 2021.
  • M. Sharifzadeh, M. Ahmadijokani, M. Mehrasa, M. S. Sadabadi, and K. Al-Haddad, “Novel Switched-Capacitor Compact Multilevel Converter Based on Packed E-Cell Design with Fault-Tolerant Operation,” 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON21), Toronto, ON, Canada, October 2021.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and M. Sharifzadeh and M. Mehrasa and B. Seddik and K. Al-Haddad, “Convex Optimization-based H1 Vector Current Control Design for Grid-tied Packed E-Cell Inverters,” 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2021), Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2021.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and Q. Shafiee, “Decentralized Multivariable Vector Current Control of Grid-connected Voltage Source Inverters,” IFAC World Congress, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 12410-12415, Berlin, Germany, July 2020.

  • M. S. Sadabadi, A. Haddadi, H. Karimi, and A. Karimi, “A Robust Active Damping Control Strategy for an LCL-based Grid-connected DG Unit,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 8055–8065, October 2017.

Fixed-structure/order Control and Estimator Design for Polytopic, LPV, and Switching Systems

  • R. Abolpour, M. Dehghani, and M. S. Sadabadi, “Designing Controller Parameters of an LPV System via Design Space Exploration,” European Journal of Control, vol. 59, pp. 47-57, May 2021.

  • S. Delshad, J. Hespanha, M. S. Sadabadi, and H. Karimi, “Robust Estimator Design for Switched Systems with Unknown Switching Time: An LMI-based Approach,” European Journal of Control, vol. 44, pp. 58–64, November 2018.
  • M. S. Sadabadi and D. Peaucelle, “From Static Output Feedback to Structured Robust Static Output Feedback: A Survey,” Annual Reviews in Control, vol. 42, pp. 11–26, October 2016.
  • M. S. Sadabadi, A. Karimi, and H. Karimi, “Fixed-order Decentralized/distributed Control of Islanded Inverter-interfaced Microgrids,” Control Engineering Practice, vol. 45, pp. 174–193, December 2015.
  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “Fixed-order Control of LTI Systems subject to Polytopic Uncertainties via the Concept of Strictly Positive Realness,” American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 2882-2887, Chicago, IL, July 2015.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “Sensor Placement in LTI Systems with Polytopic Uncertainty via Convex Optimization,” 8th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND), Bratislava, Slovakia, July 2015.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “Fixed-structure Sparse Control of Interconnected Systems with Polytopic Uncertainty,” 19th IFAC World Congress, pp. 2588-2593, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “Robust Performance Analysis of Single Parameter-dependent Systems with Polynomially Parameter-dependent Lyapunov Matrices,” 19th IFAC World Congress, pp. 6141-6146, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “An LMI Formulation of Fixed-order H_inf and HController Design for Discrete-time Systems with Polytopic Uncertainty,” 52nd Conference in Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 2453-2458, Florence, Italy, December 2013.

  • M. S. Sadabadi and A. Karimi, “Fixed-order H1 and H2 Controller Design for Continuous-time Polytopic Systems: An LMI-based Approach,” European Control Conference (ECC), pp. 1132-1137, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2013.

  • A. Karimi and M. S. Sadabadi, “Fixed-order Controller Design for State Space Polytopic Systems by Convex Optimization,” 5th IFAC Symposium on System Structure and Control, pp. 683-688, Grenoble, France, February 2013.

Control Theory in Human Brain Modeling and Analysis

  • T. C. Kao, M. S. Sadabadi, and G. Hennequin, “Optimal Anticipatory Control as a Theory of Motor Preparation: A Thalamo-Cortical Circuit Model, Neuron, vol. 109, pp. 1567-1581, May 2021.
  • M. S. Sadabadi, T. C. Kao, and G. Hennequin, “Flexible, Optimal Motor Control in a Thalamo-cortical Circuit Model,” Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne), Denver, Colorado, March 2018.

  • T. C. Kao, M. S. Sadabadi, and G. Hennequin, “Orthogonal Preparatory and Movement Subspaces in Monkeys, Mice, an Inhibition-stabilized Network,” Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne), Denver, Colorado, March 2018.

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