Damoon Soudbakhsh is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Temple University. He is also a Research Affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked both in industry and academia and developed resilient and energy efficient transportation systems. He earned his PhD from The George Washington University, Washington DC in Transportation Safety. For his PhD, he worked on the development of several advanced control techniques for active safety vehicle systems including a steering-control collision avoidance system, and an intelligent speed adaptation system.

He was a member of Active Adaptive Controls Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for four years. As a research scientist at MIT, he introduced algorithms for co-design of Cyber-Physical Systems with examples in variety of applications from automotive to power systems. In addition, he developed adaptive algorithms for fault detection and health monitoring of jet engine components.

Damoon Soudbakhsh is a recipient of Khwarizmi Young Award and Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Award. He is an author of Handbook of Intelligent Vehicles and Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. He was the Programs Chair of ASME-Boston section from 2015 to 2017.

Research Interests

  • Health monitoring of energy systems
    Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems
    Cyber-Physical Systems
    Linear and nonlinear control
    Intelligent transportation systems

Courses Taught




MEE 3422

Modeling and Control of Electromechanical Systems


MEE 4414

Optimization and Control of Mechanical Systems


MEE 5414

Optimization and Control of Mechanical Systems


Selected Publications

  • Soudbakhsh, D., Annaswamy, A., & Voit, H. (2019). Adaptation in network control systems with hierarchical scheduling. IET Control Theory and Applications, 13(17), pp. 2775-2782. doi: 10.1049/iet-cta.2018.6121

  • Soudbakhsh, D., Phan, L., Annaswamy, A.M., & Sokolsky, O. (2018). Co-Design of Arbitrated Network Control Systems with Overrun Strategies. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 5(1), pp. 128-141. doi: 10.1109/TCNS.2016.2583064

  • Soudbakhsh, D. & Annaswamy, A.M. (2018). Health monitoring with matrix regressor based adaptive observers. 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017, 2018-January, pp. 5131-5136. doi: 10.1109/CDC.2017.8264419

  • Dibaji, S.M., Yildiz, Y., Annaswamy, A., Chakrabortty, A., & Soudbakhsh, D. (2017). Delay-Aware Control Designs of Wide-Area Power Networks. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 50(1), pp. 79-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.014

  • Soudbakhsh, D., Chakrabortty, A., & Annaswamy, A.M. (2017). A delay-aware cyber-physical architecture for wide-area control of power systems. Control Engineering Practice, 60, pp. 171-182. doi: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2016.12.012

  • Soudbakhsh, D. & Annaswamy, A.M. (2017). Prognostics and health monitoring of electro-hydraulic systems. ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2017, 2. doi: 10.1115/DSCC2017-5392