About Me

Who Am I?

I am a PhD student in the joint program between EPFL in Switzerland and IST in Portugal. I started in academia as a mechanical engineer in Sharif University of Technology in Iran and moved to South Korea for my master’s in the same field specializing in acoustics, noise, and vibration.

While I was interested in the robotics as a mechanical engineer, I started to gain more interest in human-robot interaction and decided to redirect my doctoral studies to that field. My PhD started more in the field of human-robot interaction, however, I am trying to restructure it toward cognitive robotics and artificial intelligence.

As a roboticist, I am curious about robots, the psychology of human behaviors, and the process of learning. Subsequently, I want to know how understanding the psychology of human behavior can help developing robots that can perform adequately in interaction scenarios with humans. I am extending this curiosity to interactions within educational mediums, especially with children. Currently, I am trying to develop a cognitive framework for the robot in educational scenarios. My question is how can we develop the robot’s cognitive structure and simultaneously evaluate its influence on children’s learning?

Teaching Assistant Roles

Social Robotics Course – IST – Fall 2019

Introduction to Visual Informatics -EPFL – Spring 2018

Introduction to Programming C – EPFL – Fall 2017

Introduction to Visual Informatics -EPFL – Spring 2017

Work Experiences

Lab Manager at GAIPS Group | Part-time
Feb 2020 – present | 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