I am a postdoctoral associate with Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT. From Jan 2020 to Oct 2020, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, and a visitor at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where I worked with Team CoSTAR. I did my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Control) at UC San Diego. My advisor was Prof. Massimo Franceschetti. During my Ph.D. I also collaborated closely with Prof. Jorge Cortés, Prof. Tara Javidi, and Prof. Nikolay Atanasov. Before joining UCSD, I got two bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Sharif University of Technology.
My research spans several different areas involving both classical and quantum systems.
In the case of classical systems, my research goal is to develop scientific principles for autonomous robot systems and other cyber-physical systems (CPS)—where data science, artificial intelligence, and robotics come together—to increase their efficiency, safety, and security. I work on machine learning for dynamics and control.
In the case of quantum systems, my research goal is to advance the fundamental knowledge of transformative quantum technologies to realize supremacy in sensing, computation, and simulation. I work on data-driven control of quantum systems.
The fields relevant to my research are control theory, machine learning, robotics, quantum mechanics, optimization theory, and communication/information theory.
Between Two Universes, written by Raleigh McElvery, MIT News and LIDS/All Magazine: Profiles my research at MIT.
May 2021: Organizer and chair, Invited Session on Safe and Risk-aware Planning and Control for Learning-enabled Systems, ACC 2021.
May 2021: Program Committee, Workshop on Safe Robot Control with Learned Motion and Environment Models, ICRA 2021.
May 2021: Organizer and chair, 9TH IEEE Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN), GLOBECOM 2021.
April 2021: Talk, Seminar on Control and Information.
December 2021: Invited Talk, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 347N Tech Talk, hosted by Dr. Amir Rahmani and Dr. Federico Rossi.
November 2020: I joined MIT.
September 2020: Invited Talk, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS), MIT.
July 2020: Invited Talk, Autonomous Systems Lab, Stanford University, hosted by Prof. Marco Pavone.
April 2020: Invited Talk, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
October 2019: I defended my Ph.D. dissertation.
August 2019: I am attending the Robustness in Learning and Statistics summer school.
April 2019: Invited Talk, Wireless Systems Lab, Stanford University, hosted by Prof. Andrea Goldsmith.
February 2019: I am giving a graduation day talk in Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2019).
December 2018: I will present two papers in 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
November 2018: I successfully passed Ph.D. Qualifying Exam.
August 2018: I received Student Travel Award for 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.