Short Bio

I am a machine learning scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. I completed my Ph.D. with honors, in Computer Science at TU Wien, Austria in May 2020. My dissertation was co-advised by Prof. Radu Grosu (TU Wien) and Prof. Daniela Rus (MIT). My primary research focus is on developing interpretable deep learning and decision-making algorithms for controlling robots and modeling dynamical systems. Along with the publication of my research work in top-tier AI and robotics venues, my brain-inspired deep learning research work was also featured at TEDxVienna 2018 and TEDxCluj 2019.  I completed an M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2015), Italy, and got my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering – Electronics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (2012).

Research Interests

  • Modeling intelligence
  • Continuous-time neural networks

  • Interpretable deep learning

  • Recurrent neural networks

  • Computational neuroscience

  • Dynamical systems modeling

  • Autonomous systems

  • End-to-end robot control