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Reza Ahmadzadeh

Reza Ahmadzadeh
Reza Ahmadzadeh, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Robot Learning, Learning from Demonstration, Imitation Learning, Reinforcement Learning

Education

  • Ph D: Robotics, Cognition, and Interaction Technologies, (2015), University of Genoa - Genoa, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Robot Learning of Reactive and Visuospatial Skills

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with research interests covering Robot Learning and Human-Robot Interaction. Prior to joining Umass Lowell, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. I hold a Ph.D. in Robotics, Cognition, and Interactive Technologies from the University of Genoa, in collaboration with Italian Institute of Technology.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Presentation Award (2017), Scholarship/Research - 4th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium at Georgia Tech
  • VSL (2014), Service, Professional - Microsoft Robotics
  • Ph.D. Research Scholarship (2011), Scholarship/Research - University of Genoa

Selected Publications

  • Rana, M.A., Mukadam, M., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S., Boots, B. (2018) Robot Skill Learning from Demonstrations in Cluttered Environment pp. 1--4
  • Rana, M.A., Mukadam, M., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S., Boots, B. (2017) "Towards Robust Skill Generalization: Unifying Learning from Demonstration and Motion Planning", PMLR 78: pp. 109--118
  • Lehmann, H., Keller, I., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Broz, F. (2017) Naturalistic Conversational Gaze Control for Humanoid Robots - A First Step pp. 1--10
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Asif, R.M., Chernova, S. (2017) Generalized Cylinders for Learning, Reproduction,Generalization, and Refinement of Robot Skills pp. 1--10
  • Rana, M.A., Mukadam, M., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S., Boots, B. (2017) Skill Generalization via Inference-Based Planning pp. 1--3
  • Rana, M.A., Mukadam, M., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S., Boots, B. (2017) Towards Robust Skill Generalization: Unifying LfD and Motion Planning pp. 1--3
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Mastrogiovanni, F., Kormushev, P. (2017) "Visuospatial Skill Learning for Robots", CoRR abs/1706.00989: pp. 1--24
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kaushik, R., Chernova, S. (2016) Trajectory Learning from Demonstration with Canal Surfaces: A Parameter-free Approach pp. 544--549
  • Lehmann, H., Broz, F., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Del Bue, A., Natale, L., Metta, G. (2016) Social Behavior for Face to Face Human-Robot Interaction pp. 112--115
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S. (2016) Encoding Demonstrations and Learning New Trajectories using Canal Surfaces pp. 1--7
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Chernova, S. (2016) A Geometric Approach for Encoding Demonstrations and Learning New Trajectories pp. 1--3
  • Kormushev, P., Ahmadzadeh, S.R. (2015) "Robot Learning for Persistent Autonomy", Springer International Publishing pp. 3--28
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P. (2015) "Visuospatial Skill Learning", Springer International Publishing pp. 75--99
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Paikan, A., Mastrogiovanni, F., Natale, L., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2015) Learning Symbolic Representations of Actions from Human Demonstrations pp. 3801--3808
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R. (2015) "Robot Learning of Reactive and Visuospatial Skills", Doctoral School on life and humanoid technologies, University of Genoa
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2014) Multi-Objective Reinforcement Learning for AUV Thruster Failure Recovery pp. 1--8
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P., Jamisola, R.S., Caldwell, D.G. (2014) Learning Reactive Robot Behavior for Autonomous Valve Turning pp. 685--691
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Leonetti, M., Carrera, A., Carreras, M., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2014) Online Discovery of AUV Control Policies to Overcome Thruster Failure pp. 6522--6528
  • Jamali, N., Kormushev, P., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Caldwell, D.G. (2014) Covariance Analysis as a Measure of Policy Robustness pp. 1--5
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2013) Autonomous Robotic Valve Turning: A Hierarchical Learning Approach pp. 4614--4619
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2013) Interactive Robot Learning of Visuospatial Skills pp. 1--8
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P., Caldwell, D.G. (2013) Visuospatial Skill Learning for Object Reconfiguration Tasks pp. 685--691
  • Leonetti, M., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Kormushev, P. (2013) On-line Learning to Recover from Thruster Failures on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Leonetti, M., Kormushev, P. (2013) Online Direct Policy Search for Thruster Failure Recovery in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Carrera, A., Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Ajoudani, A., Kormushev, P., Carreras, M., Caldwell, D.G. (2012) "Towards Autonomous Robotic Valve Turning", Cybernetics and Information Technologies 12:3
  • Hasanzadeh, S., Ahmadzadeh, S.R. (2009) Design of a TSK Fuzzy Controller for an Active Suspension System and Compare the Results with the Linear Feedback Controller Actions pp. 1--3
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R. (2005) "Modeling of Hyper-redundant Manipulators Dynamics and Design of Fuzzy Controller for the System", IEEE pp. 248--253
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R. (2004) "Modal Approach to Modeling of Hyper-Redundant Robot Manipulator Dynamics and Design of Fuzzy Controller for the System", Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bahonar University of Kerman
  • Ahmadzadeh, S.R., Hajabasi, M.A. (2003) Controller Design for Hyper-Redundant Manupulator Using Backbone Curve pp. 1--9