I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Division of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL) at KTH Royal Insitute of Technology in Sweden since October 2021.
My research focuses on exploring the different cognitive processes and interaction modalities involved in human-robot interaction. This includes investigating the required processes, developing them in robots and agents, and studying the influences the robot and agents have on humans interacting with them. So far, I have predominantly worked with children interacting with robots and developing the robots’ cognitive abilities in child-robot interaction and education. My current research is focused on understanding and developing explainability in robots and autonomous vehicles using state-of-the-art research in XAI and XAIP (XAI in Planning).
I received my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran and my M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in sound and vibration from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea.
My Ph.D. was conducted as part of a joint doctoral initiative between École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)in Switzerland and Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. My doctoral dissertation was advised by Prof. Ana Paiva who is the head of the Personal Robots Group and Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg who directs the CHILI lab.