I am an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering of Shahid Beheshti University since Feb. 2019.

I’ve received my dual Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) and Neuroscience from Amirkabir University of Technology in co-tutelle with University of Burgundy in 2018. Afterward, I’ve continued my research as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Amirkabir University of Technology.

My research interests summarized in Computational Neuroscience, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics.

Education

  • Ph. D: Neuroscience (Computational Neuroscience), Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France 2015-2019.
    • Thesis: ” Control of movements by the brain
    • Supervisor: Dr. Christian Darlot
  • Ph. D: Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2012-2018.
    • Thesis: “A Computational Model of Basal Ganglia for Motor Control
    • Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Mehdi Ebadzadeh
  • M.Sc:  Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2010-2012.
    • Dissertation: “Presenting a Fuzzy Neuronal Motor Control Model Inspired by Cerebellar Pathways
    • Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Mehdi Ebadzadeh
  • B. Sc:  Computer Engineering (Software), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2006-2010.
    • Dissertation: “Presenting a Persian Phrase Chunker based on Machine Learning Algorithms
    • Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Mehdi Homayounpour

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2019-present.
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2018-2019.

Research

  • Computational Neuroscience:
    • Basal Ganglia Modeling
    • Cerebellum Modeling
    • Parkinson’s Disease Modeling
    • Oculomotor Circuit Modeling
    • Sequential Tasks Learning
    • Decision Making
  • Computational Intelligence & Machine Learning:
    • Fuzzy Neural Networks
    • Deep Reinforcement Learning
    • Metric Learning
    • Evolutionary Computing & Swarm Intelligence
  • Robotics:
    • Developmental Robotics
    • Mobile Robotics
    • Social Robotics
    • Probabilistic Robotics

Teaching

  • Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
  • Fundamentals of Robotics
  • Signals & Systems
  • Fundamentals of Programming

Publications

  • A. Salimi-Badr, M.M. Ebadzadeh, ” A Novel Self-Organizing Fuzzy Neural Network to Learn and Mimic Habitual Sequential Tasks ,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, in press, 2020, doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2020.2984646.
  • C. Darlot, A. Salimi-Badr, M. Asadi-Eydivand, Z. Ghorrati, M.M. Ebadzadeh, “A computational system-level model of oculomotor pathways accounting for the representation of eye biomechanics in the cerebellar vermis,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 110859 – 110879, 2020.
  • M.M. Ebadzadeh, A. Salimi-Badr, “IC-FNN: A novel fuzzy neural network with interpretable, intuitive and correlated-contours fuzzy rules for function approximation,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1288-1302, 2018.
  • A. Salimi-Badr, M.M. Ebadzadeh, “A self-organizing fuzzy neural network for sequence learning,” arXiv preprint, arXiv:1908.00617
  • A. Salimi-Badr, M.M. Ebadzadeh, and C. Darlot, “A system-level mathematical model of Basal Ganglia motor-circuit for kinematic planning of arm movements,” Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 92, pp. 78-89, 2018.
  • A. Salimi-Badr, M.M. Ebadzadeh, and C. Darlot, “Fuzzy neuronal model of motor control inspired by cerebellar pathways to online and gradually learn inverse biomechanical functions in presence of delay,” Biological Cybernetics, vol. 111, pp. 421-438, 2017.
  • A. Salimi-Badr, M.M. Ebadzadeh, and C. Darlot, “A possible correlation between basal ganglia motor function and the inverse kinematics calculation,” Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 43, pp. 295-318, 2017.
  • M. M. Ebadzadeh, A. Salimi-Badr, “CFNN: Correlated fuzzy neural network,” Neurocomputing, vol. 148, no. 1, pp. 430-444, 2015.
  • M. M. Homayounpour, A. Salimi-Badr, “Phrase Chunking in Persian Texts,” Signal and Data Processing, vol. 10, pp. 69-86, 2013.

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