I am also the principal investigator of the “Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments” agile project in UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous System Hub. During my Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Southampton, I worked with Prof. Sarvapali D. (Gopal) Ramchurn on human-machine teaming from 2019 to 2021, funded by UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous System Hub and Alan Turing Institute. I have a Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Luebeck in Germany. I worked on the adaptive self-assembly of robot swarms in an EU-project, florarobotica, supervised by Prof. Heiko Hamann. I have an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn in Germany and a BSc degree in Software Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.
I am interested in human-swarm interaction, swarm robotics, trust in human-swarm teaming, aerial swarms, and evolutionary/ bio-robotics. My research has been covered by several international news outlets (including EuroNews, France24 and Deutsche Welle) and magazines (such as IEEE Spectrum, Robohub and Future Maisons).
I have co-supervised over 20 MSc & BSc students and I am on the program committee of many high impact conferences/journals in AI & robotics such as AAAI, ICRA, IJCAI, Swarm Intelligence Journal, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Journal etc.