Saeid Nahavandi received a Ph.D. from Durham University, U.K. in 1991. He is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Defence Technologies), Chair of Engineering, and the Director for the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University. His research interests include modeling of complex systems, robotics and haptics. He has published over 700 papers in various international journals and conferences.
He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and Senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE).
He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal, Associate Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, and an IEEE Access Editorial Board member.