About Me

Who Am I?

I am a Postdoctoral Research fellow here at KTH since October 2020. I am part of the division of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL) in the Social Robotics group. Previously, I completed my PhD in a joint program between Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. I conducted my doctroal research in CHILI lab working with Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg and GAIPS group working with Prof. Ana Paiva. I am a mechanical engineer by training with an MSc and BSc from KAIST in South Korea and Sharif University of Technology in Iran.

My research is mainly focused 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 plans include expanding the research into developing prosocial behaviours in robots and utilizing robots to foster prosocial behaviours in children and adults. This also expands to studying the social and ethical implications of developing transparent behaviours and explainability in social robots and agents. 

Teaching Roles

Social Robotics Course – KTH – Fall 2021

Teaching Assistant Roles

Social Robotics Course – IST – Fall 2020

Introduction to Visual Informatics -EPFL – Spring 2018

Introduction to Programming C – EPFL – Fall 2017

Introduction to Visual Informatics -EPFL – Spring 2017

Work Experiences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KTH | Full-time
Oct 2021 – Present | Stockholm, Sweden

Lab Manager at GAIPS Group | Part-time
Feb 2020 – Sep 2021 | Lisbon, Portugal

International Marketing Engineer at SM Instruments Inc. | Full-time
Feb 2016 – Oct 2016 | Daejeon, South Korea

English Tutor | Part-time
Nov 2014 – Sept 2016 | Daejeon, South Korea

English Translator at Rahnama Translation Company | Part-time
Nov 2011 – Jun 2012 | Tehran, Iran

R & D Specialist at SCANIA Bus Assembly Plant | Intern
Jun 2010 – Sept 2010 | Semnan, Iran