I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at DISAL working on interactive human-aware multi-robot coordination. I received my Ph.D. degree in robotics, control and intelligent systems from EPFL in 2018. During my Ph.D. research at DISAL, I developed an end-to-end framework for cooperative human-aware navigation and coordination of multi-robot systems in social environments. I received my M.Sc. in machine learning and robotics in 2012 and my B.Sc. in computer software engineering in 2009 from University of Tehran. More information about me can be found in the following:
Research Interests and Projects
My research interests include social robotics, multi-robot systems, human-aware navigation and coordinated motion, machine learning, and human-robot interaction. I was a member of the European project of MOnarCH from 2014 to 2016. The main focus of my research has been on the challenges of real, noisy, dynamic and stochastic human-populated environments. Namely, perception and prediction limitations and uncertainties that affect the social cost modeling, bid estimation, coordination and replanning. More information about my research can be found here.
Teaching and Service Activities
I have been involved in teaching since 2006 starting from the advanced programming (AP) course at University of Tehran. I have served as head TA and TA in the Signals, Instruments, and Systems (SIS), and Distributed Intelligent Systems (DIS) courses at DISAL since 2013. I particularly enjoy supervising and collaborating with students on topics relevant to my research. Projects on (interactive) multi-robot task allocation, 3D pose estimation with RGB-D cameras using OpenPose, UWB-based human tracking, path-planning and task assignment solutions for multiple warehouse robots, and optimal path planning and coverage control for multi-robot persistent coverage are among the projects that I have supervised. More information about these projects can be found here. I have also been extensively involved in the review process of robotics journals and conferences since 2016.