School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Ali Al-Yacoub BSc, MSc, PhD

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Research Associate in Digital Whole System Modelling

Ali achieved his BSc in Engineering at Hashemite University, Jordan in 2008 and was awarded a Master’s degree in Automation and Control at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2013. He joined Loughborough University to study for his PhD in January 2014.

Ali has worked as a Research Assistant at Control System Group (LRS) and also as a Research Assistant for image understanding pattern recognitions at the IUPR Institute. Additionally, he has gained experience as an Instrumentation and Maintenance Engineer, as well as an R&D Engineer at Jordan Petroleum Refinery and as a Maintenance Engineer for factory equipment at Jordan Pipeline.

Ali was awarded his PhD in November 2018 and is currently working as a Research Associate within the Intelligent Automation Centre.


  • Robotics
  • Controlling manufacturing machinery
  • Machine vision
  • Model-based combination

Current research activity

  • EPSRC DigiTOp: Human robot integration using set of contextual and psychological sensors

Past research activity:

  • openMOS


Recent publications:

External collaborators:

  • Bristol Robotics Lab
  • Cranfield University
  • Nottingham University

External roles and appointments:

  • Organising committee of UKRAS2019: UK-RAS Conference on Embedded Intelligence (2019)