Ali Karimoddini received his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, in 2003. He then received his Master of Science in Instrumentation and Automation Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology in 2007. In 2008, he joined the National University of Singapore to pursue his Ph.D. degree, and in 2012, he joined the University of Notre Dame to conduct his postdoctoral studies. 

Dr. Karimoddini is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University. His teaching and research interests cover a variety of problems at the intersection of Control, Communication, Computer Science and Life Science. He is currently researching Control and Robotics; Autonomy; Resilient Control Systems; Smart Transportation; Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Human-machine Interactions; Cyber-physical Systems; Flight Control Systems; Multi-agent Systems; Testing and Evaluation; Robotic Swarms; Cooperative and distributed control; Reliable and fault tolerant control systems; Discrete event systems; Hybrid modeling and control, and the applications to different fields such as Smart Transportation Systems, Urban Air Mobility, Internet of Battlefield Things, and Smart agriculture and infrastructure management. 

Dr. Karimoddini is the Director of CR2C2 Regional University Transportation Center, Director of NC-CAV Center of Excellence in Advanced Transportation Technology, and Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Laboratory