Dr. Yahya Zweiri
Dr. Yahya Zweiri Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Yahya Zweiri received his Ph.D. degree from King’s College London in 2003. His central research focus is dynamical interaction between unmanned systems and unknown environments by means of machine learning, neural networks and modern control. Dr. Zweiri worked for more than twenty years on research projects funded by the British Ministry of Defense, Field and Space Robotics Laboratory (MIT), Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), and Kingston University in the field of unmanned vehicles used for autonomous tasks. He was also the Research and Development Director at (KADDB) and Director of Research & Enterprise at Kingston University.

Dr. Zweiri has published over 85 refereed research papers and filed several patents in the US and Europe. He has generated more than $3.5 million research fund. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Khalifa University.

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London (UK), 2003
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London (UK), 1998
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan (Jordan), 1990
Teaching Areas
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Dynamics
  • Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Optimal  Control
Research Interests
  • Deep learning for intelligent estimation
  • Navigation of autonomous systems in GPS/Vision denied environment
  • Robotics systems for extreme environment
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing for structures of unmanned aerial systems