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Amir Valibeygi receives Dean's Convocation Medal

June 02, 2016
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As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Mr. Amir Valibeygi is being being recognized with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Mr. Valibeygi on his outstanding achievements. 

Mr. Amir Valibeygi came to SFU from Iran in 2013 and over the next two years, achieved a near-perfect 4.25 GPA in his graduate program. He was also the graduate student liaison at the school of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

His master’s research helps the wind turbine industry develop techniques to automatically detect flaws and faults in control systems in wind turbines. This work will play a crucial role in the reliability of future clean energy systems.

Dr. Krishna Vijayaraghavan, his supervisor, says, "Amir's papers have been published in two top journals, the International Journal of Control and the Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, high achievements for a master's student."

He has received a PhD fellowship from the University of California, San Diego, where his current research will lead to improving the performance of electrical micro-grids.

He says, "SFU has taught me and given me a lot. I hope I will be able to play my role and pay back someday."

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