I am the pricinple investigator and a research fellow in “Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments” project funded by UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous System Hub. Earlier I was a research fellow in “Flexible autonomy for swarm robotics” project funded by Alan Turing Institute working in the group of Prof. Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn. I have a Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Luebeck in Germany where I was a member of an EU-project, florarobotica. My supervisor and the coordinator of the project was Prof. Heiko Hamann. I have an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn in Germany and a BSc degree in Software Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.

I am interested in human-swarm interaction, swarm robotics, trust in human-swarm teaming, aerial swarms, and evolutionary / bio-robotics. My research has been covered by several international news outlets (including EuroNews, France24 and Deutsche Welle) and magazines (such as IEEE Spectrum, Robohub and Future Maisons).

I have co-supervised over 20 MSc & BSc students and I am in the program committee of many high impact conferences / journals in AI & robotics such as IJCAI, AAAI, ICRA, Swarm Intelligence Journal, etc.

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Mohammad Divband Soorati, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Javad Ghofrani, Payam Zahadat and Heiko Hamann, Photomorphogenesis for robot self-assembly: adaptivity, collective decision-making, and self-repair, Bioinspiration & biomimetics, 2019 (open access: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ab2958).
For the full list of publications, please check my Google Scholar profile or ResearchGate.

Mohammad Divband Soorati | 2021