Visiting Associate Professor
Mostafa I. YacoubMy research focuses on vehicle dynamics modeling and control of advanced automotive systems.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Research group: Motion Research Group

Current research projects:

Autonomoose (AVRIL lab)

Toyota Mirai Modeling (GAIA lab)

Driving Simulator (AVRIL lab)

Research interests:

Autonomous vehicles navigation and path planning

Electric vehicles drive control systems

Vehicle dynamics modeling and control

Automotive embedded networks data analysis

Biography Summary:

Mostafa Yacoub received his degrees from University of Ottawa, Canada and the Military technical College, Egypt. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Automotive Engineering Department, Military Technical College, Egypt since 2013.

Dr. Mostafa Yacoub’s current research interests include modeling and control of vehicle following motion planner of autonomous vehicles, stability of electric vehicles during maneuvers and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for passenger cars.

Dr. Mostafa Yacoub serves as a co-chair and organizer in several conferences and as a reviewer in several journals and conferences including ASME IEDTC/CIE, JINT and SAE World Congress. He also co-founded the International Competition of the Unmanned Systems, held and hosted annually by the Military Technical College, Egypt. He also serves as a consultant in several national mega projects in Egypt related to automotive industry and warehouse automation.

Education:

2013, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

2005, MSc., Automotive Engineering, Military Technical College, Egypt

1998, BSc.,  Automotive Engineering, Military Technical College, Egypt

Service:

Co-chair/Organizer:

ASME IDETC/CIE 2020-til now

International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (AMME) 2013-till now

International Conference on Aerospace Sciences and Aviation Technology (ASAT) 2013-till now

Reviewer:

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT) 2016-till now

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2010-till now

Journal of Engineering Science and Military Technologies 2019-till now

Co-founder:

International Competition of the Military Technical College Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Selim Award for Innovation in Unmanned Systems

Selected publications:

  • Yacoub, M., Asfoor, M., “Design of In-Wheel Electric Vehicle Drive Considering Ride, Handling, and Brake Performance”, SAE Technical Papers, DOI: 10.4271/2021-01-5041, Mar., 2021.
  • Kamel, H., Heraz, O., Yacoub, M., “Developing a Custom Anthropometric Test Device for Experimental Evaluation of Blast-Mitigating Seats”, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), vol. 18, no. 1, pp: 8531-8539, DOI: 10.15282-/ijame.18.1.2021.12.0-647, Mar., 2021.
  • Asfoor, M., Yacoub, M., “Design, Synthesis, and Manufacturing of a Competitive Light Weight, Space-Frame, Open Wheeled, Single Seated, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)”, Journal of Engineering Science and Military Technologies (EJMTC), vol. 4, no. 2, pp: 178-189, DOI: 10.21608-/EJMTC.2020.176052, Sep., 2020. 
  • Kamel, H., Heraz, O., Yacoub, M., Ali, A., “Developing a Custom Anthropomorphic Test Device for Measuring Blast Effects on Occupants inside Armored Vehicles”, Journal of Engineering Science and Military Technologies (EJMTC), vol. 3, no. 2, pp: 70-76, DOI: 10.21608-/EJMTC.2019.15041.1127, Sep., 2019.
  • Yacoub, M., Necsulescu, D., Sasiadek, J., “Energy Consumption Optimization for Mobile Robots Motion Using Predictive Control“, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (JINT), vol. 83, no. 3-4, pp: 585-602, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-016-0352-1, Sep., 2016.
  • Yacoub, M., Ali, A., “Propulsion Dynamic Requirements Analysis for Multi-Axle Skid-Steer Wheeled Vehicles”, ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2020-22726, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 2020.
  • Ali, A., Yacoub, M., “Optimal Predictive Power Management Strategy for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Using Neural Networks in Real-Time”, The 2020 IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference (IEEE VPPC 2020), DOI: 10.1109/VPPC49601.2020.9330931, Gijon, Spain, Oct., 2020.
  • Sharaf, A., Yacoub, M., Elhefnawy, A., “Improving the Stability of a Bulletproofed Vehicle Using Modified Suspension System”, ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DOI: 10.1115/DETC2019-97110, Anaheim, CA, Aug. 2019.
  • Al-Tarras, A., Yacoub, M., Asfoor, M., Sharaf, A., “Computation Complexity Evaluation of FastSLAM Algorithm for Unmanned Ground Vehicles”, 24th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, DOI: 10.1109/MMAR.2019.8864619, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, Aug., 2019.
  • Al-Fiky, H., Asfoor, M., Yacoub, M., Sharaf, A., “Speed Control Mod-eling for In-Wheel Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motors for Electric Vehicles”, 24th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, DOI: 10.1109/MMAR.2019.8864664, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, Aug., 2019.
  • Al-Tarras, A., Yacoub, M., Asfoor, M., Sharaf, A., “Experimental Evaluation of Computation Cost of FastSLAM Algorithm for Unmanned Ground Vehicles”, 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, DOI: 10.1109/ICCMA46720.2019.8988710, TU Delft, Netherlands, Nov., 2019.
  • Al-Fiky, H., Asfoor, M., Yacoub, M., Sharaf, A., “Electronic Differential Optimization for Electric Vehicle Full Model for In-Wheel Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motors”, 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, DOI: 10.1109/ICCMA46720.2019.89886-95, TU Delft, Netherlands, Nov., 2019.
  • Yacoub, M., Necsulescu, D., Sasiadek, J., “Experimental Evaluation of Energy Optimization Algorithm for Mobile Robots in Three-dimension Motion Using Predictive Control”, 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, DOI: 10.1109/MED.2013.6608759, Crete, Greece, Jun. 2013.
  • Yacoub, M., Necsulescu, D., Sasiadek, J., “Energy Consumption Optimization for Mobile Robots in Three-dimension Motion Using Predictive Control”, 9th Asian Control Conference, DOI: 10.1109/ASCC.2013.6606254, Istanbul, Turkey, Jun., 2013.
  • Salah, S., EL Telbany, K., Samy, B., Khalil, M., El-Ghanzory, K., Hussein, W., Yacoub, M., “Design of Light Weight-Low Cost Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle”, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DOI: XX.XXXX/DETC2021-70555, Virtual, Aug. 2021.
  • Hazem, H., Mostafa, M., Mohamed, E., Hesham, M., Mohamed, A., Lotfy, E., Mahmoud, A., Yacoub, M., “Design and Path Planning of Autonomous Solar Lawn Mower”, ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DOI: XX.XXXX/DETC2021-69996, Virtual, Aug. 2021.
  • Yacoub, M., Necsulescu, D., “Energy Efficient Algorithm for Mobile Robots in Off-road Motion Using Predictive Control and Particle Filter SLAM”, Unmanned Systems Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Nov. 2012.
  • Sherif, H., Hegazy, S., and Yacoub, M., "Assessment of Vehicle Rollover in Lab," Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2010 World Congress & Exhibition, DOI: 10.4271/2010-01-0530, Detroit, MI, USA, 2010.
  • Yacoub, M., “Development of Engine-Autopilot Interface Circuits for UAVs”, 18th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, DOI: 10.21608/amme.2018.35019, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, April. 2018.
  • Yacoub, M., Asfoor, M., “Conversion of an All-Terrain Vehicle into a Six-Channel Wire Remote Controlled UGV”, 18th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, DOI: 10.21608/am-me.2018.34721, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, April. 2018.
  • Sherif, H., Hegazy, S., and Yacoub, M., “Experimental Testing of Vehicle Rollover”, 11th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 2004.

Contact Information:

mostafa.yacoub@uwaterloo.ca

519-888-4567 x38328

Location: EC4 2033

295 Phillip St., Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8, Canada

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo