About

Biography

Afshin Rahimi (M’18) received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from KNTU in Iran and Ryerson University in Canada in 2010, 2012, and 2017, respectively. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Canada from 2017 to 2018 and started an Assistant Professor position at the University of Windsor in 2018 in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering where he resides now. Since 2010, he has been involved in various industrial research, technology development, and systems engineering projects/contracts that are related to control & diagnostics of satellites, UAVs, and commercial aircraft subsystems. His research work is primarily focused on model-based and data-driven fault detection, diagnostics, and prognosis; machine learning, and intelligent systems; linear & nonlinear controller/observer design; and avionics, sensors, and measurement technologies.

Education

  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, 2017

  • MASc, Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, 2012

  • BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University, 2010

Work Experience

  • University of Windsor - Assistant Professor [July 2018 - Present]

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada - Data Scientist and DPHM Analyst [October 2017 - June 2018]

  • Ryerson University - Writing Consultant [September 2016 - April 2018]

  • Ryerson University - Teaching Assistant [January 2012 - December 2017]

  • Ryerson University - Research Assistant [January 2011 - December 2017]

  • City of Toronto - International Students Welcome Program Ambassador [August 2015 - September 2015]

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada - Diagnostics and Prognostics Health Monitoring (DPHM) Analyst [January 2015 - April 2015]

  • MITACS Research Intern - MITACS Research Intern [December 2012 - March 2013]

Affiliations

  • Engineering Intern (EIT) - Professional Engineers Ontario - Since Dec 15, 2014

  • Prognosis and Health Monitoring Society (PHM Society) - Professional Member - Since 2018

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member - Since 2018

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) lifetime member - Since 2021

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) member - Since 2018

  • Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) member - since 2020

Professional Development

Recognitions and Awards