Current

Dr. Najjaran, Homayoun

Professor

I am the founder of the Advanced Control and Intelligent Systems (ACIS) Laboratory at the UBC School of Engineering. My research involves the development of software and hardware systems for control and automation of systems used in diverse applications.

Abtin Djavadifar

Laboratory Manager – M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: May 2018
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Automation of Manufacturing Systems Based on Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud-based Systems
Past Alma Mater: University of British Columbia, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

Xuzhan Chen

Project Collaborator/ Co-Supervisor for Graduating Students

Start date at UBC: September 2016
Research Interests: Robotics, 3D Computer Vision, AI
Past Alma Mater: Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Zeinab Talebpour

Postdoctoral fellow

Start date at UBC: January 2021
Research Interests: Deep Learning, Robot Perception, Multi-Robot Systems, Human-Robot Interaction; Cooperative Planning, Coordination and Navigation
Past Alma Mater: Ph.D. in Intelligent Control Systems and Robotics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, M.Sc in Machine Learning and Robotics (University of Tehran), B.Sc. in Computer Software Engineering (University of Tehran)

Zengjie Zhang

Postdoctoral fellow

Start date at UBC: March 2021
Research Interests: Robust Learning Control, Adaptive Robotics, System Fault Detection and Isolation
Past Alma Mater: Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, Germany

Masoud Jalayer

Postdoctoral fellow

Start date at UBC: June 2021
Research Interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Industry 4.0, Graph Theory, Agent-based Modelling
Past Alma Mater: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Kashish Gupta

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2016
Research Interests: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Robot Prediction and Control, Automation and AI
Past Alma Mater: VIT University, India

Debasmita Mukherjee

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2019
Research Interests: Human-Robot Collaboration, Expert Systems, Human-Robot Communication, Multimodal Sensor Data Fusion, Safe Industrial HRC, Machine Learning
Past Alma Mater: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi, India

Brandon Graham-Knight

PhD in Computer Science

Start date at UBC: September 2016
Research Interests: Robotics, 3D Computer Vision, AI
Past Alma Mater: University of Victoria

Jamil Fayyad

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: May 2019
Research Interests: Autonomous vehicles, Deep learning, and AI
Past Alma Mater: American University of Sharjah, UAE

Yussuf Reza Esmaeili

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2020
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Robotics and AI, Nonlinear Control, Deep Recursive Neural network
Past Alma Mater: BSc and MSc in Sharif University of Technology

Amir Mehdi Soufi Enayati

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2020
Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning in Robotics, Dynamic Systems Modeling, Automation & AI
Past Alma Mater: Sharif University, Iran

Ardeshir Shojaeenasab

PhD in Computer & Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2021
Research Interests: Blockchain, Robotics, Machine Learning, Automation, Complex Networks
Past Alma Mater: Computer Science, University of Tehran

Mehran Ghafarian Tamizi

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2021
Research Interests: Control systems, Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning, Robotics
Past Alma Mater: M.Sc: University of Tehran, B.Sc: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Aria Salari

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2019
Research Interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Generative Models
Past Alma Mater: Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran

Logan Tarasoff

M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2015
Research Interests: Mechatronics, Computer Vision, Parallel Computing, Intelligent Systems
Past Alma Mater: UBC

Kyle Low

M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2016
Research Interests: Wearable Sensors, Machine Learning, Robotics
Past Alma Mater: UBC

Kai Neubauer

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2014
Research Interests: Autonomous Vehicles, SLAM, Control, Continuous Integration for Robot Platforms, High Level Decision Making, Optimization
Past Alma Mater:: UBC

Haohan Lin

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2019
Research Interests: 3D Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Past Alma Mater: Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Arun Majumdar

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: May 2019
Research Interests: Machine/Deep Learning, Robotics, Industry 4.0, Industrial Automation, Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Past Alma Mater: University of Alberta

Yifan Pan

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2020
Research Interests: Mechatronics, Robotics, Automation, Manufacturing, Machine Learning
Past Alma Mater: B.Sc., Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China; B.Sc., University of Detroit Mercy, USA

Ram Dershan

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at ACIS: September 2020
Research Interests: Adaptive Control, Robotics, Industrial Automation, Deep and Reinforcement Learning
Past Alma Mater: UBCO

Brett Cosco

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at ACIS: March 2021
Research Interests: Control, Manufacturing, Artificial intelligence
Past Alma Mater: UBC Okanagan Kelowna BC

Noofa Hammad

M.A.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2021
Research Interests: Machine-to-machine communications, Control, and Automation 
Past Alma Mater:: Effat University, KSA

Ogunfowora Oluwaseyi

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: September 2021
Research Interests: Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Mechatronics, Sensors, Actuators
Past Alma Mater: Landmark University, Nigeria

Assef Ghamisi

M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Start date at UBC: January 2021
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Control Systems
Past Alma Mater: Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Jesse Roch

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Start date at UBC: April 2017
Research Interests: Autonomous Vehicles, Semantic SLAM and Robotics
Past Alma Mater: UBCO

Haripriya Vats

Mitacs GRI intern

Start date at UBC: May 2021
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Mobile Application Development and Security, Deep Learning
Past Alma Mater: IGDTUW, Delhi, India