Nader Motee

Position: 
Professor
Address: 
Packard Lab 552
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4547
Nader Motee

Areas of Research

Networked Control Systems
Robots Real-Time Perception
Robotic Networks
Learning in Control and Dynamical Systems

Profile

Nader Motee received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2000, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Pennsylvania in Electrical and Systems Engineering in 2006 and 2007, respectively. From 2008 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Control and Dynamical Systems Department at Caltech. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. His research interests include distributed control systems and real-time robot perception. He is a past recipient of several awards including the 2019 Best SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization Paper Prize, the 2008 AACC Hugo Schuck best paper award, the 2007 ACC best student paper award, the 2008 Joseph and Rosaline Wolf best thesis award, a 2013 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award, a 2015 NSF Faculty Early Career Development award, and a 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award. A Senior Member of IEEE, Motee has previously served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (2008), a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (2008- 2011), and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California at Santa Barbara (2009 - 2011).

Honors and awards include the following:

  • The 2019 Best SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization (SICON) Paper Prize
  • The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP), 2016
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award, 2015
  • The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (AFOSR YIP), 2013
  • The P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship, Lehigh University Endowed Chair, 2013-2015
  • Hugo Schuck Award for Best Paper in Theory, American Automatic Control Council, 2008
  • The Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Award, Best Thesis Award, Penn Engineering, 2008

Education

Ph.D., Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.Sc. Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2006