Afshin Rahimi (M’18) received his B.S., 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. For the last 10 years, 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.


  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, 2017
  • MASc, Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, 2012
  • BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University, 2010


  • Engineering Intern (EIT) - Professional Engineers Ontario - Since 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) member - Since 2018
  • Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) member - since 2020


  • Technical Reviewer for The 3rd International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering (RCAE) - [Aug-Sep 2020]
  • Technical Reviewer for MDPI Sensors [January 2020 - present]
  • Technical Reviewer for The 3rd International Aerospace Systems Science and Engineering (ICASSE 2020) - [Jan-Jul 2020]
  • Technical Reviewer for The 2nd International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering (RCAE) - [Aug-Sep 2019]
  • Technical Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems - [Aug 2018 - present]