Assistant Professor
231 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040

Areas of Interest

  • Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems
  • Security of Cyber-physical Systems
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Game-theoretic Control
  • Autonomous Control


Hamidreza Modares received the B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2004, the M.S. degree from the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Arlington(UTA), Arlington, TX, USA, in 2015. He was a Senior Lecturer with the Shahrood University of Technology, from 2006 to 2009 and a Faculty Research Associate with the UTA, form 2015 to 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Missouri University of Technology. His current research interests include control and security of cyber–physical systems, reinforcement learning, distributed control, robotics, and pattern recognition. He has received best paper award from 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, and Stelmakh outstanding student research award from department of electrical engineering, UTA, 2015.



  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, Shahrood University of Technology
  • B.S Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • H. Modares, F. L. Lewis, and D. Popa, “Optimized Assistive Human-robot Interaction using Reinforcement Learning,” IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 655-667, 2016.
  • H. Modares, and F. L. Lewis, “Linear Quadratic Tracking Control of Partially-Unknown Continuous-time Systems using Reinforcement Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic control, vol. 59, pp.3051-3056, 2014.
  • H. Modares, S. P. Nageshrao, G. A. D. Lopes, R. Babuska, and F. L. Lewis, “Optimal Model-free Output Synchronization of Heterogeneous Systems Using Off-policy Reinforcement Learning,” Automatica. vol. 71, pp. 334–341, 2016.
  • Q. Jiao, H. Modares, S. Xu, F. L. Lewis, and L. Xie “ -gain Synchronization of Heterogeneous Leader-Follower Multi-Agent Systems with Distributed Output-Feedback control,” Automatica. vol. 71, pp. 361-368, 2016.
  • H. Modares, A. Davoudi, F. L. Lewis, “Resilient Synchronization of Multi-agent Systems under Attack” Automatica, submitted (second round of revision).


Conference Articles

  • H. Modares, F. L. Lewis, M. B. Naghibi, G. Chowdhary, & T. Yucelen, “Adaptive Optimal Control of Partially-unknownConstrained-input Systems using Policy Iteration with Experience Replay,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, 2013 (Invited paper).
  • H. Modares, F. L Lewis and A. Davoudi, “Optimal Output Synchronization of Nonlinear Multi-agent Systems using Approximate Dynamic Programming,” International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2016.
  • H. Modares, & F. L. Lewis, “Online Solution to the Linear Quadratic Tracking Problem of Continuous-time Systems using Reinforcement Learning,” the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2013.
  • F. L. Lewis, H. Modares, B. Kiumarsi, “Reinforcement learning for optimal tracking and regulation: A unified framework,” American Control Conference, 2015.
  • V. Nasirian, H. Modares, F.L. Lewis, A. Davoudi, “Active Loads of a Microgrid as Players in a Differential Game,” International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, 2015 (Best paper award).


Selected Awards

  • Stelmakh Outstanding Student Research Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, UTA, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, 2015.


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