About Me

I am currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego and San Diego State University. I currently work on 14-DOF Baxter Robot under the supervision of Professors Miroslav Krstic and Peiman Naseradinmousavi. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and 2013, respectively, from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. In 2014, I joined to the Department of Advanced Robotics at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), and primirly worked on the WALK-MAN project as a graduate researcher in manupulation group.

Honors and awards

  • Awarded Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer status (Aug. 2018)

  • Awarded JDP Scholarship from SDSU for Ph.D. Proram (Sept. 2015 - Present)

  • Graduate fellowship, Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF) (Mar. 2013 - Present)

  • Honored with the annual award for the Best B.Sc. Thesis in Mechanical Engineering

    Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)

  • Exempted from M.Sc. Entrance Exam as an Exceptionally Talented student (2010)

  • Ranked in top 3 among Mechanical Engineering Students (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)

  • Awarded University Fellowship as an Exceptionally Talented Student (Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2012)

    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

  • Dual Degree Student (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

Education

  • UC San Diego & San Diego State Univeristy (Sept. 2015 - present)

    — Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Dynamic Systems & Control)   GPA: 4.0/4.0

    Dissertation Title: Manipulation Optimization, and Predictor-Based and Adaptive Control via Certainty-Equivalence Principle for Robots

    — Technology Management and Entrepreneurism Program

      Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, Rady School of Management

  • Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) (Sept. 2006 - Sept. 2012)

    — M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Dynamic Systems & Control)   GPA: 3.9/4.0

    — B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering   GPA: 3.95/4.0

    Awarded Best B.Sc. thesis by Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)

    — B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Second Major)   GPA: 3.63/4.0

Research and Publications

Research Interests:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Control

  • Control of Time-Delay Systems

  • Robotics & Mechatronics

  • Extremum Seeking

  • Game Theory

  • System Identification

  • Dynamic Programming & Optimization

  • Finite Element Methods & Engineering Mathematics



Research Projects

Publications

Work Expreriences

  • Lecturer (Summer 2017)

    Control Systems Laboratory (ME330), San Diego State University

  • Graduate Researcher (Apr. 2014 – Dec. 2014)

    Advanced Robotics Department, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

    Project title: “Design of Mechanical Systems and Controllers for Humanoid Walk-Man”, a part of the European project Walk-Man (FP7-ICT-611832-2013)

  • Graduate Research Assistant

  • Second advisor of B.Sc. thesis (2012)

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

  • Teaching Assistant

    • ╴ University of California, San Diego (Winter 2019)

    • ╴ San Diego State University (Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2017)

    • ╴ Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) (Sept. 2010 - June 2012)

Expertise and Skills

  • Programming Skills: MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Pascal

  • Design Tools: SolidWorks, ADAMS, Autodesk Inventor

  • Misc.: ROS, Gazebo, Git, LaTeX