Dr. Omar Jasim

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Current positions

Researcher in Robotics for Space


I hold a PhD in control, robotics and autonomous systems from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield (2020); M.Eng. in robotics and computer engineering (2012); B.Eng. in computer engineering (2005).  During my PhD, I was a member of Sheffield Robotics and I have worked on designing, developing and formally verifying of control systems algorithms for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). I have worked as a teaching assistant in the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Aerospace and Computer Science departments at The University of Sheffield. Previously, I have worked as a senior engineer with experience in software engineering and project management. I have proven track record in the field of robotics and autonomous systems with several publications in peer-reviewed leading conferences and journals. I'm interested in the following fields: control engineering, robotics, autonomous systems, autonomous driving cars, safety of autonomous systems, AI and decision-making, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Areas of research

Robotics Control, Autonomous Driving Vehicles, Mechatronics, Robust Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence

Research Interests

  • Robotics control
  • Automotive/Autonomous Driving Vehicles 
  • Mechatronics
  • Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Formal Verification of Control Systems

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (University of Sheffield, 2020)
  • M.Eng.  Computer Engineering, 1st class (Northern Technical University, 2012)
  • B.Eng. - Computer Engineering, 1st class (Northern Technical University, 2005)


  • Member of the University and College Union (UCU)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of IEEE