Milad Siami, Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
423 DA
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Email: m.siami [AT] northeastern [DOT] edu

Graduate Students


Atefe Darabi
Ph.D. Student
M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology

Bio: Atefe received the B.Sc. degree in aerospace engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2015, and the M.Sc. degree in space engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2018. In 2020, she started her Ph.D. as a research assistant in electrical engineering at Northeastern University. Her research interest includes dynamical modeling and control of aerospace and robotic systems as well as epidemic networks. Her current research focus is on analyzing epidemic networks and designing preventive policies for epidemic containment.

Research title: “Mitigation Strategies in Delayed Epidemic Networks”


Arthur Castello Branco de Oliveira
Ph.D. Student
M.Sc., University of São Paulo

Bio: Arthur graduated as a Control Engineering in 2016 and his master in Hybrid Zero Dynamics for Bipedal Locomotion in 2018, both from the University of São Paulo. He is currently a PhD student at Northeastern University working with Professor Milad Siami on Analysis and Control of Bilinear Networks.

His research interests include Nonlinear Systems, Robust and Optimal Control, Robotics and Mechatronic Systems, and Control of Networks.


Reza Vafaee
Ph.D. Student
M.Sc., Montclair State University

Bio: Reza is a first-year PhD student in electrical engineering at Northeastern University. He is currently a research assistant in the Dr. Siami’s research group. He is conducting research focusing on the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of perception for safe and reliable autonomy in the real world. Despite tremendous progress, most of the perception algorithms are generally still fragile, require ad hoc tuning, and are not amenable to verification. His research builds on spectral graph theory, optimization, estimation theory, and distributed computing.

Prior to joining the program, he received his second master with highest distinction in pure and applied mathematics at Montclair State University, US, in 2020. Reza's Master's research focused on Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)-based multidimensional data augmentation. When he is not doing research, he likes to read Persian poetry, play soccer, jog, and hang out with his friends.

Research title: “Secure and Reliable Perception for Mobile Robots”


Yu-Mei Huang
M.Sc. Project: “Key Agent Selection in a Swarm of Drones”

Bio: Yu-Mei received a BS in Power Vehicle and Systems Engineering from Chung Cheng Institute of Technology. She is working on a project, Key Agent Selection in a Swarm of Drones, and an MS in Robotics.


Yilin Fu
M.Sc. Project: “Scalable Multi-robot Coverage”

Bio: Yilin Fu is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Her concentration is Mechatronics. Before joining Northeastern University, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in June 2019. Her research interests are robotics and control system, motion and path planning. Her current project is Scalable Multi-robot Coverage.


Graduate Students:


Christopher Wei
M.Sc. Project: “Onboard Mapping and Localization of Indoor Service Robots Using Depth Maps”


Kun Zhao
M.Sc. Student


Qixu Wang
M.Sc. Student

Postdocs/Visiting Researchers:


Dr. Ali Azizi (Ph.D., UCI)