ACCESS Laboratory Members


Laya Shamgah received her Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, in 2009. She then received her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering-Control from the Sharif University of Technology in 2011. In 2014, she joined the North Carolina A&T State University to pursue his Ph.D. degree. Her research interests include “Cooperative Control Systems,” “Hybrid Control systems,” “Discrete Event Systems,” and “Robotics”. She was a member of Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Lab and Testing, Evaluation and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center from 2013-2019. Her PhD dissertation was on “Reactive Symbolic Planning and Control of Autonomous Vehicles in Adversarial Environments.”


  • PhD., Electrical engineering-Control, North Carolina A&T State University, 2019
  • M.Sc., Electrical engineering-Control, Sharif University of Technology, 2011
  • B.Sc., Computer and Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2009

Research Interests

  • Cooperative Control Systems
  • Hybrid Control systems
  • Discrete Event Systems
  • Robotics


  • L Shamgah, A Nobakhti, “Decomposition via QP,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 (6), pp. 1630-1637, 2012.

  • L Shamgah, A Nejati, A Nobakhti, H Karimi, “Design of low order dynamic pre-compensators using convex methods,” Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, pp. 3680-3685, 2011.