I am a third-year PhD student in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, and a research assistant at Collab under the supervision of 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.
|Feb 11, 2023||I am delighted to announce that I’ve been selected as an outstanding peer reviewer by the program committee of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2023.|
|Jan 30, 2023||Our RA-L paper, “Encouraging Human Interaction with Robot Teams: Legible and Fair Subtask Allocations” got accepted for presentation at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).|
|Jan 30, 2023||Our collaborative work with RAAD LAB at Purdue, “Wrapping Haptic Displays Around Robot Arms to Communicate Learning” got published in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. [link]|
|Jan 17, 2023||I’m excited to share I joined Honda Research Institute in San Jose, CA as an intern.|