Omar Qasem, Ph.D.

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Research and Graduate student Assistant
College of Engineering and Science,
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida 32901
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My research focuses on developing learning-based adaptive optimal control methods and improve the efficiency these learning methods.


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2020-present. (Advisors: Prof. Hector Gutierrez & Dr. Weinan Gao) 
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Kuwait University, 2018.
  • B.Sc., Elctrical Engineerng, Kuwait Uniersity, 2013.

Professional Experience

Research Assistant (DGRATS)                                             2022-2023
Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), USA

Graduate Student Assistant (GSA/TA)                             2020-2023
Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), USA

Biomedical Diagnostic Engineer                                        2014-2020
Advanced Technology Company (ATC), Kuwait

Electrical Engineer                                                                 2013-2014
AlGhanim International Company, Kuwait

Teacher Assistant                                                                 2014-2016
Kuwait University, Kuwait

Area of Expertise

  • Robotic Control 
  • Adaptive Dynamic Programming
  • Optimal Control 
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Output Regulation Thoery
  • Linear Paramer-Varying Systems

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Student of the Year, Florida Tech, 2021.
  • Excellence Graduate Scholariship, Kuwait University, 2014.
  • Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship, Kuwait University, 2009.