Shahram Payandeh

Professor, School of Engineering Science


Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada, 1990

M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada, 1986

B.Sc., University of Akron, United States, 1981


Research interests

  • Robotics, geometrical robotics
  • Networked dynamical systems
  • Multi-view tracking
  • Haptic devices and haptic rendering
  • Multi-modal interaction in serious games
  • Medical robotics

Teaching interests

  • Robotics
  • Systems design


SFU, Burnaby, ASB 10829
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Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 230 Introduction to Mechanical Design (Pre-Robotics)
  • ENSC 482 Introduction to Decision Making in Engineering
  • ENSC 488 Introduction to Robotics
  • ENSC 890 Advanced Robotics

Selected recent publications

  • Andy Ma and Shahram Payandeh,  "Analysis and Experimental Studies of a 4DOF haptic Device", Book chapter, In-Teh, 2010
  • Fuhan Shi and Shahram Payandeh,  " Interactive Multi-Modal Suturing ", Virtual Reality, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 241-253, 2010
  • Qinguo Li and Shahram Payandeh, "Optimal Control Approach to Trajectory Planning for a Class of Mobile Robotic Manipulation", Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 369-386, 2010
  • Yan Lu and Shahram Payandeh, “Cooperative Hybrid Multi-Camera Tracking for People Surveillance”, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vol.33 , No.3  , pp.145-152, 2008