Prof. Mo Jamshidi is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME, AAAS, NYAS, TWAS (Developing Nations Science Academy) and Associate Fellow of AIAA and member of Russian Academy of Nonlinear Sciences and Hungarian Academy of Engineering. He received the BS degree from Oregon State University in June 1967 and MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in June 1969 and February 1971, respectively.
Prof. Jamshidi holds 3 honorary doctorate degrees from OdlarYourdu University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1999, University of Waterloo, Canada, and Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2004. Currently, he is the Lutcher Brown Endowed chaired professor at the University of Texas System and is serving at San Antonio Campus, San Antonio, TX, USA. He also has been founding Director of NASA Center for Autonomous Control Engineering (ACE) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), and moved the Center to University of Texas, San Antonio in early 2006. He is the Director of the ICSoS - International Consortium on System of Systems Engineering (icsos.org), since 2006.
Prof. Jamshidi is currently organizing the US System of Systems Engineering Network (US-SoSEN) consisting many academic institutions and industries in the US. He is also Regents Professor Emeritus of ECE at UNM. In 1999, he was a NATO Distinguished Professor of intelligent systems and control in Portugal. He has been an advisor, an IPA or special government employee with NASA (10 years), US Air Force Research Laboratory (9 years) and US Department of Energy (9 years), since 1984. He has advised and graduated 40 PhD and 70 MS students from all continents of the world, since 1984. He has over 640 technical publications, including 63 books (11 textbooks) and edited volumes. Six of his books have been translated into at least one foreign language. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals. He is editor-in-chief of the new IEEE Systems Journal (inaugurated in 2007) and founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. He is a recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal and IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award. He is currently on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Systems Council. In 2005, he was awarded the IEEE SMC Societies, Norbert Weiner Distinguished Research Award and IEEE SMC Distinguished Contribution Award in 2006. In 2006, he was awarded a Distinguished Alumni in Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. In summer 2009, he was a Distinguished Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering at Cardiff University, Wales, UK, and from 2009-2012, he is an honorary professor of Deakin University in Australia. In October 2009, he served as an advisor to European Commission on system of systems engineering. Since 2010, he is serving on the review board of US-Vietnam Education Foundation of US National Research Council. In 2009-2010, he was a UK Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK. In April 2010, his research paper on robotic swarms was chosen as the best paper in the IEEE Systems Conference in San Diego, CA and in September 2010, his research papers on swarm robotics and UAV control systems received 1st and 2nd best paper awards at the WAC (wacong.org) meeting in Kobe, Japan. He is a member of INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering.