Fascinated by almost all products of human creativity:
from engineering and artificial intelligence to literature
[if used for good]
I am a PhD Candidate in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Alex Mihailidis and Dr. Jennifer Campos. I am also a graduate fellow of Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and a postgraduate affiliate of Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
My PhD projects focus on finding ways to align automated vehicles to the preferences and capabilities of older adults living with and/or without dementia. Some of these projects use DriverLab at KITE - University Health Network to empirically explore the areas of mismatch between automated vehicles and older drivers. Using the identified mismatch areas, some other projects propose intelligent in-vehicle systems that help better align automated vehicles with the preferences/capabilities of older adults.
Prior to my PhD, I completed a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
On a broader scale, I am interested in topics related to
Human-centric Artificial Intelligence,
Human-in-the-loop Planning and Reinforcement, and
AI Value Alignment (and questioning normativity in the process)