My research is mostly revolving around Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. I have also worked on several projects in the field of Mechanical Engineering in my bachelor studies.

A short autobiography

Admission to National Organization of Exceptional Talents (NODET) was my first achievement as a teenager. My interest in science as a whole began in early years of my high school, when I read several books about cosmology, automotive and aerospace industries. In the last year of my high school I managed to get admission to study Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), one of the best universities in Iran.

In the first few years of my bachelor studies, I got acquainted with the field of Dynamical Systems and  began to take more advanced courses in this area for my selectives. Through these courses I found Robotics as a very exciting field of research. It was in the Dynamics II course that I learned about Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos which later urged me to audit a graduate course in this subject. Throughout these courses and online courses offered by Santa Fe Institute’s Complexity Explorer, I learned about a broader field called Complex Systems. These new found interests urged me to do my bachelor’s thesis on Passive Dynamic Walkers (PDWs), which combined my passion for Robotics and Nonlinear Dynamics. It is also worth noting that in the final years of my bachelor studies I was selected as TA for several courses.

In the two following years after my bachelor studies, I studied Scale-free networks and Small-world Networks and other topics in the area of Complex Systems independently. During this period I worked as production supervisor in Maharan Engineering Company. In period I realized that research would be more satisfying to me than engineering work. As a result I got admitted to Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering at University of Tehran, the most renowned university in Iran.

During my master’s studies I got acquainted with the field of Artificial Intelligence and data science throughout courses I took. This motivated me to work on a progressive learning technique for interactive learning of a robot from a human tutor that resembles curiosity as my master’s thesis. In addition to my thesis I have participated in several other projects during this period.


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