I am a third-year PhD student in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, and a research assistant at Collab under the supervision Prof. Dylan Losey. My research interests include robot learning, human-robot teams, and artificial intelligence.
Previously, I had the honor to work with Prof. Keith Buffinton at Bucknell University, where I received my master’s degree in mechanical engineering. My research, which was a cooperative project with the University of Michigan and funded by Toyota Research Institute, focused on modeling and control of a flexible soft actuator for creating soft robotic arms.
I received my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Qazvin Azad University in 2015. From 2011 to 2017, I was a research assistant and a lead engineer in the robotic team at AMRL. I focused on design and implementation of tele-operative response robots. Our team actively participated in RoboCup and was steadily ranked within the top 3 in Rescue Robot League organized by NIST.
|Jun 30, 2022||Our paper, “RILI: Robustly Influencing Latent Intent” got accepted to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.|
|May 11, 2022||Our paper, “Encouraging Human Interaction with Robot Teams: Legible and Fair Subtask Allocations” got accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. [link]|
|Apr 17, 2022||Collab will be at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia! Our group will present two papers at ICRA 2022.|
|Mar 26, 2022||Our paper, “Here’s What I’ve Learned: Asking Questions That Reveal Reward Learning” got accepted to ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction. [link]|