Publications

Journals

[J1]     M. Yafia, H. Najjaran “Droplet necking and morphology variations induced by changing the gap height during transport in digital microfluidic systems,” IEEE Journal of MEMS, (accepted 3/2015).

[J2]     M. Yafia, S. Shukla, and H. Najjaran. “Fabrication of digital microfluidic devices on flexible paper-based and rigid substrates via screen printing.” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 25.5 (2015): 057001.

[J3]     Elaheh Aghaarabi, Farzad Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez and H. Najjaran, (2015) “Application of neuro-fuzzy based expert system in water quality assessment,” International Journal of System Assurance Engineering Management, (2014). doi 10.1007/s13198-014-0315-5

[J4]     Farzad Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, and H. Najjaran. (2015) “Multi-level information fusion for spatiotemporal monitoring in water distribution networks.” Expert Systems with Applications. 42(7), p3813–3831.

[J5]     Nikolai Kummer and H. Najjaran. (2014) “Adaboost. MRT: Boosting regression for multivariate estimation.” Artificial Intelligence Research, 3(4), p64-76.

[J6]     M. H. Banna, S. A. Imran, A. Francisque, H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, (2014) “Online drinking water quality monitoring: review on available and emerging technologies”, Critical Reviews in Environmental Sci. & Tech., 44(12): 1370-1421.

[J7]     H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, (2014) “Adaptive On-line Similarity Measure for Direct Visual Tracking,” Image and Vision Computing, 32(4): 227–236.

[J8]     M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, (2014) “Unscented Model Predictive Control of Chance Constrained Nonlinear Systems,” Advanced Robotics, 28(4): 257-267.

[J9]     H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, (2014) “Efficient and Robust Multi-Template Tracking using Multi-start Interactive Hybrid Search,” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 120(3): 70–80.

[J10]  M. H. Banna, H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, S. A. Imran, M. J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, (2014) “Miniaturized water quality monitoring pH and conductivity sensors”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 193: 434–441.

[J11]   E. Aghaarabi, F. Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, and H. Najjaran. (2014) “Comparative study of fuzzy evidential reasoning and fuzzy rule-based approaches: an illustration for water quality assessment in distribution networks.” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28:655–679.

[J12]   M. S. Islam, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, M. Hoorfar, (2014) “Reliability Assessment for Water Supply Systems under Uncertainties.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 140, no. 4, 468-479.

[J13]   M. S. Islam, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, A. Francisque, M. Hoorfar, (2014) “Water distribution system failure: a framework for forensic analysis.” Environment Systems and Decisions: 34(1): 168-179.

[J14]  M. FarrokhsiarG. Pavlik, and H. Najjaran (2013) “An integrated robust probing motion planning and control scheme: A tube-based MPC approach.” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61(12): 1379–1391.

[J15]  M. Yafia, H. Najjaran. (2013) “High precision control of gap height for enhancing principal digital microfluidics operations.” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 186: 343–352.

[J16]   M. S. Islam, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, A. Francisque, M. Hoorfar, (2013) “Evaluating water quality failure potential in water distribution systems: a fuzzy-TOPSIS-OWA-based methodology.” Water resources management 27(7): 2195-2216.

[J17]  H. Firouzi, h. Najjaran, (2012) “Robust decentralized multi-model adaptive template tracking,” Pattern Recognition, 45: 4494–4509.

[J18]  M. Murran, H. Najjaran, (2012) “Direct current pulse train actuation to enhance droplet control in digital microfluidics” Applied Physics Letters, 101.14: 144102-144102.

[J19]  B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, (2012) “Droplet sensing by measuring the capacitance between coplanar electrodes in a digital microfluidic system,” Lab on Chip, 12.21: 4416-4423.

[J20]  M. Murran, H. Najjaran, (2012) “Droplet sensing by measuring the capacitance between coplanar electrodes in a digital microfluidic system,” Lab on Chip, 12: 4416–4423.

[J21]  D. Kadish, N. Kummer, A. Dulic, and H. Najjaran. (2012) “The empathy machine.” In Entertainment Computing-ICEC 2012, pp. 461-464. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

[J22]  M., Farrokhsiar, D. Krys, and H. Najjaran. (2012) “A teaching tool for the state-of-the-art probabilistic methods used in localization of mobile robots.” Computer Applications in Engineering Education 20(4): 721-727.

[J23]  A. Lee, A. Francisque, H. Najjaran, M. J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, S. A. Imran, R. Sadiq, (2012) “Online monitoring of drinking water quality in a distribution network”, International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management 3(4): 323-337.

[J24]  M. S. Islam, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, A. Francisque, H. Najjaran, B. Naser, and M. Hoorfar. (2012) “Evaluating leakage potential in water distribution systems: a fuzzy-based methodology.” Journal of Water Supply: Research & Technology-AQUA 61(4): 240-252.

[J25]  M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, (2011) “A velocity-based Rao-Blackwellized particle filter approach to vSLAM,” Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications, 3: 113-121.

[J26]  F. Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, A. Francisque, H. Najjaran, (2011) “Evidential Reasoning using Extended Fuzzy Theory”, Inter. J. Intelligent Systems, 26, 731–758.

[J27]  M. S. Islam, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, A. Francisque, H. Najjaran, M. Hoorfar, (2011) “Leakage Detection and Diagnosis in Water Distribution System using a Fuzzy-Based Methodology”, Urban Water Journal, 8(6): 351-365.

[J28]  A. Ahmadi, J. F. Holzman, H. Najjaran, and M. Hoorfar, (2011) “Electrohydrodynamic modeling of microdroplet transient dynamics in digital microfluidic devices,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 10: 1019–1032.

[J29]  B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, (2010) “Simulation of Droplet Position Control in Digital Microfluidic Systems”, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 132 (1): 014501, 2010.

[J30]  B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, (2010) “Droplet Position Control in Digital Microfluidic Systems”, Biomedical Microdevices, 12(1): 115-24.

[J31]  A. Ahmadi, K. D. Devlin, H. Najjaran, J. F. Holzman, M. Hoorfar, (2010) “In situ characterization of microdroplet interfacial properties in digital microfluidic systems”, Lab on Chip, 10: 1429 – 1435, 2010.

[J32]  Z. Liu, R. Sadiq, B. Rajani, H. Najjaran, (2010) “Exploring the Relationship between Soil Properties and Deterioration of Metallic Pipes Using Predictive Data Mining Methods,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24(3), pp. 289-301.

[J33]  S. Tesfamariam, R. Sadiq, H. Najjaran, (2010) “Decision-making under uncertainty – an example for seismic risk management,” Risk Analysis, 30(1): 78-94.

[J34]  A. Ahmadi, H. Najjaran, J. F. Holzman, and M. Hoorfar, (2009) “Two-dimensional flow dynamics in digital microfluidic systems,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19(6): 1-7.

[J35]  J. Nichols, A. Ahmadi, M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran and J. F. Holzman, (2009) “In situ digital microfluidic conductance sampling,” Sensors and Actuators A Physical, 152: 13-21, 2009.

[J36]  G. Cascante, H. Najjaran, P. Crespi, (2008) “Novel methodology for nondestructive evaluation of brick walls: Fuzzy logic analysis of MASW tests,” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 14:2, pp. 117-128.

[J37]  B. Hua, R. Sadiq, H. Najjaran, B. Rajani, (2008) “Condition assessment of buried pipes using hierarchical evidential reasoning model,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 22:2, pp. 114-122.

[J38]  Z. Liu, D. Krys, B. Rajani, H. Najjaran, (2008) “Processing laser range image for the investigation on the long-term performance of ductile iron pipe,” Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 23:1, 65–75.

[J39]  R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, S. A. Imran, H. Najjaran, (2007) “Communicating human health risks associated with disinfection byproducts in drinking water supplies: a fuzzy-based approach,” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 21: 4, pp. 341-353.

[J40]  H. Najjaran, A. A. Goldenberg, (2007) “Real-time motion planning of an autonomous mobile manipulator using a fuzzy-adaptive Kalman filter,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 55:2, pp. 96-106, 2007.

[J41]  S. Tesfamariam, H. Najjaran, (2007) “Adaptive network-fuzzy inferencing to estimate concrete strength using mix design,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 19:7, pp. 550-560.

[J42]  M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, W. L. Cleghorn, (2007) “Demonstration of disc-cam mechanisms for mechanical engineering education,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 32:2, pp. 166-180.

[J43]  R. Sadiq, H. Najjaran, Y. Kleiner, (2006) “Investigating evidential reasoning for the interpretation of microbial water quality in a distribution network,” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 21:1, pp. 63-73.

[J44]  H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, B. Rajani, (2006) “Fuzzy expert system to assess corrosion of cast/ductile iron pipes from backfill properties,” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 21:1, pp. 67-77.

[J45]  H. Najjaran, A. A. Goldenberg, (2005) “Mine detection using an autonomous terrain-scanning robot,” Industrial Robot Journal, 32:3, pp. 240-247.

[J46]  M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, W. L. Cleghorn, (2003) “Visual aid for mechanical vibration systems to enhance student learning,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 31:1, pp. 86-92.

[J47]  M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, W. L. Cleghorn, (2003) “Simulation and animation of mechanical systems,” Computers in Education Journal, 8:1, pp. 39-44.

Conferences

[C1]    A. Dulic, D. Kadish, H. Najjaran and K. Newby, “The Order of Passions ‹ A Portrait of Polyphonic Canada,” 21st International Symposium of Electronic Art, August 2015.

[C2]    G. Luka, M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, “Engineered Nanoparticles for Lab-on-a-chip Biosensors,” Dubai, UAE, April 2015.

[C3]    A. Mohandes, M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran “A motion planning scheme for automated wildfire suppression,” 2014 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 2014.

[C4]    A. Mohandes, M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “Robust MILP motion planning with LOS-based obstacle avoidance constraint,” CSME International Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2014. (1st Rank Best Student Paper Award).

[C5]    N. Kummer, C. Jee, J. Garbowski, E. Nowak, H. Najjaran, “Design and Development of the Hardware for a Vision-based UAV Autopilot,” CSME International Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2014,

[C6]    M. Yafia, H. Najjaran, “Screen printed paper based digital microfluidic platform,” CSME International Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2014.

[C7]    M. Yafia, H. Najjaran, “The effect of changing the gap height on droplet deformation during transport in digital microfluidics systems,” 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM), Chicago, USA, August 2014.

[C8]    M. Yafia, H. Najjaran, “Electrowetting on screen printed paper based substrate,” Nanotech Microtech, Washington, DC, June 2014.

[C9]    H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, “Robust PCA-Based Visual Tracking by Adaptively Maximizing the Matching Residual Likelihood”, IEEE International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), pp. 52-58, May 2013.

[C10] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “A Robust Probing Motion Planning Scheme: A Tube-based MPC Approach,” American Control Conference (ACC), June 2013.

[C11] T. Rahman, H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, “Experimental study of particle manipulation and capture using dielectrophoresis in a microfluidic flow chamber”, ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division, Incline Village, Nevada, USA, July 2013.

[C12] M. H. Banna, H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, M. J. Rodriguez, S. A. Imran, M. Hoorfar, “Fabrication and testing of a miniaturized water quality monitoring pH and conductivity sensors”, ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division, Incline Village, Nevada, USA, July 2013.

[C13] F. Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran “Enhanced Evidential Reasoning Using An Optimization Approach for Water Quality Monitoring,” North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS 2013), June 2013.

[C14] E. Aghaarabi, F. Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, “A Fuzzy Rule-Based Approach for Water Quality Assessment in the Distribution Network,” North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS 2013), June 2013.

[C15] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “An Unscented Model Predictive Control Approach to the Formation Control of Nonholonomic Mobile Robots” IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012.

[C16] H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran. “Robust Gaussian-Based Template Tracking,” Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), 2012.

[C17] M. H. Banna, H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, S. A. Imran, M.  J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, “Design and fabrication of a constant pressure and constant flow system for miniaturised water quality monitoring sensors”, International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Puerto Rico USA, June 2012.

[C18] A. Lee, A. Francisque, M. J. Rodriguez, M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, S. A. Imran, R. Sadiq, “ Online monitoring of drinking water quality in a distribution network: a selection procedure for suitable water quality parameters and sensor devices”, 15th Canadian National Drinking Water Conference, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Kelowna BC, October 2012.

[C19] F. Aminravan, R. Sadiq, M. Hoorfar, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, “A fuzzy evidential belief-rule-based framework for multicriteria information fusion,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC) October, Seoul, 2012.H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, “Multiple Object Tracking via a Two-way Confidence-based Correspondence Algorithm,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC) October, Seoul, 2012.

[C20] N. KummerD. Kadish, A. Dulic, H. Najjaran, “The Empathy Machine,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC) October, Seoul, 2012.

[C21] F. Aminravan, M. Hoorfar, R. Sadiq, A. Francisque, M. J. Rodriguez, H. Najjaran, “Interval Belief Structure Rule-based System Using the Eextended Fuzzy Dempster-Shafer Theory,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC) October, Alaska, 2011.

[C22] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “Unscented predictive motion planning of a nonholonomic system,” 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.

[C23] N. Kummer, H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, “Autonomous UAV Landing via eye in hand visual servoing,” Unmanned Systems Canada Annual Conference, 2011.

[C24] H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, “Detection and Tracking of Multiple Similar Objects Based on Color-Pattern,” Int. Conf. on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2011), 2011.

[C25] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “Analysis of Future Measurement Incorporation into Unscented Predictive Motion Planning,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, , Volume 6752, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Pages 112-123, 2011.

[C26] B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, “Modeling and simulation of unequal droplet splitting in electrowetting based digital microfluidics,” ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Minichannels and Microchannels (ICNMM), Edmonton, July 2011.

[C27] M. Murran, A. Milani and H. Najjaran, “Capacitance-based droplet position sensing optimization through digital microfluidic parameters,” ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Minichannels and Microchannels (ICNMM), Edmonton, July 2011.

[C28] B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, “A low-cost, low-power digital microfluidic biochip,” Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, Switzerland, June 2011.

[C29] D. Schuetze, A. Sadeghzadeh Milani, Y. Cao, and H. Najjaran, “An Integrated Approach for Design, Control and Optimization of Vibration Systems,” 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Florida, April 2010. (Best Student Paper Award)

[C30] D. Krys, H. Najjaran, “INS-Assisted Monocular Robot Localization,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2010.

[C31] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “Monocular vSLAM using a novel Rao-Blackwellized particle filter,” IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2010.

[C32] H. Firouzi, H. Najjaran, “Real-time Monocular Vision-Based Object Tracking with Object Distance and Motion Estimation”, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2010.

[C33] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “A higher order rao-blackwellized particle filter for monocular vSLAM,” American Control Conference (ACC), 2010.

[C34] B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, “Effects of the Properties of Dielectric Materials on the Fabrication and Operation of Digital Microfluidic Systems”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, Nov. 2010.

[C35] H. Martin, M. Murran, R. L’Orsa, H. Najjaran, “Experimental technique for sensing droplet position in digital microfluidic systems using capacitance measurement”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, Nov. 2010.

[C36] M. Abolhasani, K. D. Devlin, H. Najjaran, M. Hoorfar and J. F. Holzman, “Enhanced Addressability in Digital Microfluidic Multiplexer Systems by Threshold-Based Voltage Actuation and Bi-Polar Voltage Activation,” 2010 CSME Forum, Victoria, Canada, June 2010.

[C37] B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, “Feedback Control of Droplets in Digital Microfluidic Systems”, 2010 CSME Forum, Victoria, Canada, June 2010.

[C38] A. Ahmadi, J. F. Holzman, H. Najjaran, and M. Hoorfar, “Numerical multiphysics modeling of microdroplet motion dynamics in digital microfluidic systems,” International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.

[C39] A. Ahmadi, K.D. Devlin, H. Najjaran, J.F. Holzman, M. Hoorfar, “Biomolecular adsorption phenomena in electrowetting-based digital microfluidic devices,” Annual NSTI Nanotech 2010, Anaheim, USA, June 2010.

[C40] M. Abolhasani, K. D. Devlin, H. Najjaran, M. Hoorfar and J. F. Holzman, “Nonlinear localization for electrowetting-based digital microfluidic actuation,” 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.

[C41] Abolhasani, K. D. Devlin, H. Najjaran, M. Hoorfar and J. F. Holzman, “Multiplexed localization in bi-layer digital microfluidic systems,” Microtech Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, USA, June 2010.

[C42] K. D. Devlin, A. Ahmadi, H. Najjaran, J. F. Holzman, M. Hoorfar, “Dynamic sampling in digital microfluidic devices,” Proceedings of the 2010 SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, Orlando, April 2010.

[C43] M. Farrokhsiar, H. Najjaran, “Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filter Approach to Monocular vSLAM with a Modified Initialization Scheme,” the 5th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA 09), San Diego, September 2009. (Best Student Paper Award)

[C44] M. Farrokhsiar, D. Krys, H. Najjaran, “A teaching tool for the state-of-the-art probabilistic methods used in localization of mobile robots,” the 116th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2009.

[C45] A. H. Heidari, M. Mehrandezh, R. Paranjape, H. Najjaran, “Dynamic analysis and human analogous control of a pipe crawling robot,” IEEE/RSJ Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp 733 – 740, St. Louis, 2009.

[C46] A. Ahmadi, H. Najjaran, and J. F. Holzman, and M. Hoorfar, “Determination of droplet shape in digital microfluidic systems using two-dimensional flow analysis,” Proceedings 12th Annual NSTI Nanotech 2009 Conference, Houston, May 2009.

[C47] B. Bhattacharjee, H. Najjaran, “Size dependent droplet actuation in digital microfluidic systems,” Proceedings of the 2009 SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 2009.

[C48] A. Ahmadi, J. Nichols, M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, and J. F. Holzman, “Digital implementations for integrated microfluidic sensing,” Proceedings of the 2009 SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 2009.

[C49] R. L’Orsa, B. Bhattacharjee, M. Hoorfar, J. F. Holzman, and H. Najjaran, “Detailed Droplet Routing and Complexity Characterization on a Microfluidic Biochip,” Proceedings of the 2009 SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 2009.

[C50] M. Mehrandezh, H. Najjaran, R. Paranjape, S. Poozesh, “Dynamic analysis and control of a robotic pipe crawler,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2008.

[C51] D. Krys, H. Najjaran, “INS assisted vision-based localization in unstructured environments,” Proceedings the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2008.

[C52] M. Mehrandezh, H. Najjaran, R. Paranjape, S. Poozesh, “Dynamic analysis and control of a robotic pipe crawler,” Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Nice, France, September 2008.

[C53] D. Krys, H. Najjaran, “INS assisted vision-based localization in unstructured environments,” Proceedings the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Singapore, October 2008.

[C54] A. Ahmadi, H. Najjaran, J. F. Holzman, M. Hoorfar, “Numerical modeling of microdrop motion in a digital microfluidic multiplexer,” Proceedings of the 11th Annual NSTI Nanotech, Boston, MA, June 2008.

[C55] J. Nichols, M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, and J. F. Holzman, “Micro-drop actuation using multiplexer structures,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2008.

[C56] M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, W. L. Cleghorn, “Preventing undercutting in design of disc cam and follower mechanisms,” Proceedings of 115th ASEE Annual Conf. & Expo., Pittsburg, PA, June 2008.

[C57] D. Krys, H. Najjaran, “Development of visual simultaneous localization and mapping (VSLAM) for a pipe inspection robot,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA2007), Florida, pp. 344-349, June 2007.

[C58] S. Poozesh, M. Mehrandezh, H. Najjaran, R. Paranjape, “Design and development of a smart vehicle for inspection of in-service water mains,” Proceedings of 2007 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE2007), pp. 1203-1206, Vancouver, BC, April 2007.

[C59] M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, V. Gurau, J. A. Mann, “Measurement of surface properties of gas diffusion layers to improve water management in PEM fuel cells,” Proceedings of the Second European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference (EFC2007), Rome, Italy, December 2007.

[C60] S. Tesfamariam, H. Najjaran, “Fuzzy template-based modeling for assessing earthquake induced liquefaction,” Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2007), Montreal, QC, October 2007.

[C61] B. Hua, R. Sadiq, H. Najjaran, B. Rajani, “Translation of pipe inspection results into condition rating using theory of evidence,” Proceedings of Water Management Challenges in Global Change CCWI2007 and SUWM2007 Conference, Leicester, UK, pp. 69-74, 2007.

[C62] G. Cascante, H. Najjaran, P. Ronca “Seismic tests on the side walls of the Navigli channel,” Proceedings of 2006 GeoCongress, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 240-246, February 2006.

[C63] C. Ratanasawanya, S. Poozesh, P. Binsirawanich, M. Yazdanjo, M. Mehrandezh, R. Paranjape, H. Najjaran, “Design and development of hardware-in-the-loop simulation system for submersible pipe inspecting robots,” Proceedings of 2006 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE06), Ottawa, ON, pp. 1526-1529, May 2006.

[C64] H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, and B. Rajani, “Condition assessment of water mains using fuzzy evidential reasoning,” 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2005), Hawaii, pp. 3466 – 3471, October 2005.

[C65] W. Melek, A. Sadeghian, H. Najjaran, and M. Hoorfar, “A neurofuzzy based expert system for disease diagnosis,” 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2005), Hawaii, pp. 3736 – 3741, October 2005.

[C66] W. Melek and H. Najjaran, “Study of the effect of external disturbances on the position control of IRIS modular and reconfigurable manipulators,” 2005 IEEE Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Niagara Falls, ON, pp. 144-147, July 2005.

[C67] H. Najjaran, W. Melek, and M. Hoorfar, “Online map building for terrain-scanning robots using a hybrid neurofuzzy adaptive Kalman filter,” Proceedings of IEEE North American Fuzzy Information Systems (NAFIPS04), Banff, AB, pp. 814 – 819, June 2004.

[C68] H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, and B. Rajani, “Development of a fuzzy expert system for deterioration modeling of buried metallic pipes,” Proceedings of IEEE North American Fuzzy Information Systems (NAFIPS04), Banff, AB, pp. 373 – 378, June 2004.

[C69] H. Najjaran, R. Sadiq, and B. Rajani, “Modeling Pipe Deterioration Using Soil Properties – An Application of Fuzzy Logic Expert System,” Proceedings of ASCE Pipelines2004, San Diego, CA, pp. 1-10, August 2004.

[C70] M. Hoorfar, H. Najjaran, and W. L. Cleghorn, “Simulation and animation of mechanical systems,” Proceedings of the 109th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, pp. 16-19, June 2002.

[C71] H. Najjaran, N. Kircanski, and A. A. Goldenberg, “Map building for a terrain scanning robot,” Proceedings of 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2001), Seoul, South Korea, pp. 3728-3733, May 2001.

[C72] H. Najjaran and N. Kircanski, “Path planning of a terrain scanner robot,” Proceedings of 31st International Symposium on Robotics (ISR2000), Montreal, Quebec, pp. 132-137, June 2000.

Patent

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