I am an Assistant Professor of AI at the University of Southampton. My research centers on  Swarm Robotics, Human-AI Teaming and Bio-inspired robotics.

*I am constantly looking for talented PhD students to join my group so please feel free to initiate a discussion via email (m.soorati at Soton dot ac dot uk) with “Open Position Inquiry: [Your Proposed Research Topic]” in the subject line and attach your current Transcripts and CV.*

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 25 MSc & BSc students. I am an editor of PLOS ONE Journal and a member of the program committee of many high impact conferences/journals in AI & robotics such as IJCAI, AAAI, ICRA, IROS, AAMAS, Swarm Intelligence Journal, etc.


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Best contacted by email but you also find me on:

Photomorphogenesis for robot self-assembly: adaptivity, collective decision-making, and self-repair, Divband Soorati et al., 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