Majid Nili Ahmadabadi

Majid Nili Ahmadabadi

was born in 1967 and received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology of Iran in 1990. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the Graduate School of Information Science, Tohoku University, Japan in 1994 and 1997 respectively. In 1997, he joined the Advanced Robotics Laboratory at Tohoku University. Later he moved to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran where he is a professor and the head of Robotics and AI and Cognitive Robotics Laboratories . He is also a senior researcher at School of Cognitive Sciences, Institute for studies on Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran.
He founded Iranain National Robot contest in 1998, which was very effective in promotion of interest in robotics among university and jounior high school students.

Dr. Nili is one of advocators of using robotics for enhancing creativity of young generation in Iran.

In summers 2005 and 2008, Dr. Nili was with Autonomous System Laboratory at EPFL and ETHZ as an invited visiting professor. He was one of the Distinguished Lecturers selected by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the years 2007-2009. Dr. Nili is one of the founders of Robotics Society of Iran.

Dr. Nili has acted as the deputy of research affairs of ECE department, university of Theran for a period of two years statred from Dec 2004. He is also member of engineering committee of Iranian National Science Foundation. Along with doing basic research in machine learning and robotics, he has been the principal investigator of researchers that have results in five distict robotic technolgies.

Dr. Nili’s main research interest are learning in mulitagent systems, cognitive robotics, bilogically inspired learning methods, distributed robotics, object manipulation, and mobile robots.

Contact Address: ECE Dept., University of Tehran, North Kargar Ave., Tehran, Iran.
Phone: +98-21-88630025
Fax: +98-21-88633029 

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