Majid Nili Ahmadabadi

Majid Nili Ahmadabadi (M.N. Ahmadabadi) was born in 1967 and received his B.S 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 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran where he is a professor and the head of the Robotics and AI Laboratory. Dr. Ahmadabadi is the founder and the director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory as well. He is also a senior researcher at the School of Cognitive Sciences, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran. He was one of the distinguished lecturers selected by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the years 2007-2009. Dr. Ahmadabadi served as a member of the engineering board of the Iranian National Science Foundation for the period 2005-2011. He is one of the founders of The Robotics Society of Iran in addition to the Iranian Society of Cognitive Sciences. His main research interests are cognitive robotics and modeling cognitive systems in addition to control of legged robots.

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