Introduction – Milad Hasanvand

I am Milad Hasanvand. I have joined a wonderful team of enthusiastic researchers @ the University of Twente and together we are conducting cross-disciplinary research on the emerging field of system-of-systems engineering (SoSE) and its applications to the field of railway transportation.

My specific line of research is on the development of a framework within which risks at an SoS level are mitigated to an acceptable ALARP level (As Low As Reasonably Possible). Such a framework would facilitate integration among constituent systems by the use of model-centric methodologies and assures the predictability and failure-free operation of trains as well as estimating the impact of necessary changes required for the desired capability.

I received my Master’s diploma in mechanical engineering from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2011. My Master’s dissertation was about the development of an optimal motion cueing algorithm for a moving platform driving simulator. Since graduation, by participating in a number of industrial projects mostly in the field of automotive application engineering as an embedded software and systems developer, I succeeded to obtain real-world knowledge regarding the practices of systems engineering and I look forward to finding the chance to apply them in the projects in which I collaborate.


My research interests aside SoSE are the functional safety of AI in embedded systems, multi-agent reinforcement learning, formal proof, and cloud-connected embedded systems. Having been a Linux fan for more than 15 years, I would cherish the chance to contribute to the open-source community in a group activity.

My prime aspirations are the success of the project SIRA within its designated time and delivering astounding scientific results which can contribute to meeting the needs of our partners. In addition to that, I look forward to learning from my colleagues and those who share the same research and development interests by discussing ideas and scientific collaboration.