Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad PhD, P.Eng


Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 613-533-2991 
Walter Light Hall, Room: 427

Expertise: Robotics and Control Systems
Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad
Biography Research Teaching Publications

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2000. He then held a consulting position with Motion Metrics International Corp., Vancouver on the development of a dynamic payload monitoring system for heavy-duty hydraulic machines. In 2001, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada, where he is currently a Professor and the Director of Interactive Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Laboratory. 

Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad’s research interests include applications of control and intelligent systems in haptics and telerobotics, robotic rehabilitation, and autonomous driving. His research in the control of telerobotic systems is considered as seminal work in the field. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and the Co-Chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee for Telerobotics (TCT). He has also served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Haptics, the General Co-Chair of 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC 2021), the Chair of IEEE WHC Steering Committee and the Associate Editor of WHC 2011-19, WHC-2023, and Eurohaptics 2022.

Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad is the Undergraduate Program Chair of the Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program at Smith Engineering and a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

Research Interests

Prof. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests largely lie in the areas of haptics, biomechanics, and intelligent mechatronic systems. These include:


To view Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad's publications, please visit Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad's publications page.

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