Barzin Moridian

Robotic Researcher

Hello, I'm Barzin. I program robots to help them better understand the world and make decisions. I also enjoy dispersed camping, playing the guitar, and making videos.


Updates

A history of what I've been up to.

August 2018
Advising a senior design team to develop a cancer detection software using deep networks on CT Scan images.
May 2018
Joined SSRR 2018 committee as publication chair.
August 2017
Served as team mentor in NSF I-Corps site program.
August 2016
Received Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site program certificate from NSF.
January 2016
Newsletter editor of IEEE Cloud Computing.
October 2015
Session chair of Multiagent Network Systems session at DSCC.
August 2015
Received entrepreneurship certificate from SmartZone.
December 2014
Received MSc in Mechanical Engineering.
October 2013
Best student paper award finalist.
July 2012
Received BSc in Aerospace Engineering.

Projects

Take a look at some of my projects. I would be happy to give more details if you find them interesting.

Made a robot that learns motion control from its own experiences.
Built an autonomous boat that can navigate to a set of waypoints.
Trained a robot from demonstration to navigate in hallways using camera and lidar observations.
Trained simulated robots to avoid collision with multiple moving obstacles.
Developed algorithm for control of a team of multi-copters.
Developed a team of ground robots for establishing a mobile microgrid.
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Developed software algorithm for optimization and planning of multi-agent coverage or surveillance missions.
Developed an agile path planning algorithm for mobile robots in highly dynamic environments.
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Developed unscented and extended Kalman filter algorithms for simultaneous parameter and state estimation of buildings' HVAC system.

Also, here are a few scripts that I have been putting together, which might be useful for others.


Experiences

A list of places I've been affiliated with.

- [2012, Present]
Robotic researcher and lab manager, NASLab, Michigan Tech

- [2012, 2013]
Controls researcher, EML, Michigan Tech

- 2009
Systems and controls engineering intern, Zav Co.


Contact

My preferred form of contact is email.