Mohammad Javad Khojasteh

I am a postdoctoral scholar with Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From 2020 to 2022, I was a postdoctoral associate with Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT. In 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. Before joining UCSD, I got two bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Sharif University of Technology.

Research Interests:

I am passionate about solving real-world problems by applying machine learning, data-driven optimization and control, and statistical signal processing. My current research focuses on three main areas:

  • Autonomous robot systems: I develop scientific principles for autonomous robot systems—where artificial intelligence and robotics come together—to increase their security, safety, and efficiency.

  • Applied ocean science: I develop new methods for parameter estimation, machine learning, and marine robotics for autonomous data collection at sea for oceanographic research.

  • Quantum engineering: I aim to advance the fundamental knowledge of transformative quantum technologies to realize supremacy in sensing, computation, and communication. I work on data-driven control of quantum systems.

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