Mahdis Bisheban

Dr. Mahdis Bisheban, PhD

Pronouns: she, her


Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Phone number

Office: 403.220.4449


Office: MEB403

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Educational Background

PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Robotics, Control, and Mechatronics), George Washington University, 2018,


Dr. Mahdis Bisheban is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering since July 2021. Previously, she served as a Research Associate at the Aerospace Research Center, National Research Council Canada (NRC), and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University.

As a researcher in engineering, she is developing new theories to advance the science and their applications to address industry problems. Her current research focuses on two pillars: (i) Control, Estimation and Modelling of Aerial and Underwater Vehicles and (ii) Application of Machine Learning on Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems.


Areas of Research

Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems, including Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles

System identification, modelling, estimation, and control using diverse methods including traditional, data-driven (machine learning), and geometric methods on manifolds.

Application of Machine Learning on Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems
Predictive Maintenance and Anomaly Detection in Manufacturing

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENME 562 Mechatronics Design Laboratory II Winter 2022
ENME 662 Mechatronics Design Laboratory II- graduate level Winter 2022
ENME 561 Mechatronics Design Laboratory I Fall 2022
ENME 661 Mechatronics Design Laboratory I- graduate level Fall 2022


We are recruiting!

We have currently multiple openings for undergraduate, MSc and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral scholars. Highly motivated students and graduates are encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please submit your applications via email to Dr. Mahdis Bisheban ( All applications must include: 

  • Cover letter including relevant research experience and statement of research interest,
  • Sample of relevant publications (if any),
  • English exam results (for international applicants),
  • Current CV; 
  • (unofficial or official) copies of diplomas/university certificates and transcripts; and 
  • Names and contact information of at least two (2) referees with knowledge of your research and academic experience to support your application