Saeid Nahavandi received a Ph.D. from Durham University, U.K. in 1991. He is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chair of Engineering, and the Founding Director of 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 1000 scientific papers in various international journals and conferences.


Professor Nahavandi is Vice President: Human-Machine Systems, IEEE SMCS, the Senior Associate Editor: IEEE Systems Journal, Senior Editor: IEEE Access, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and IEEE Press Editorial Board member.


Professor Nahavandi is a Fellow of IEEE (FIEEE), Engineers Australia (FIEAust), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). Saeid is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).


Professor Nahavandi was the recipent of: 

Australian Defence Industry Awards - Winner of Innovator of the year 2021

Australian Space Awards - Winner of Researcher of the year 

The Essington Lewis Awards - Winner 2021

Australian Engineering Excellence Awards - 2021 Professional Engineer of the Year - Victoria winner