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Saeid Mokaram

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Saeid Mokaram


Education

• Nov 2012-Jan 2017, The University of Sheffield, UK
PhD. Department of Computer Science
(University of Sheffield full-ride Scholarship)
Thesis Topic: 'Deriving and Exploiting Situational Information in Speech: Investigations in a Simulated Search and Rescue Scenario'
Supervisors: Prof. Roger K. Moore; Associate Professor Jon Barker

• Sep 2009-Oct 2012, UPM
MSc. Computer Systems Engineering
Thesis Topic: 'Humanoid Full-Body Motion Generation Based On Human Gait Using Evolutionary Pareto Multi-Objective Optimization'
Supervisor: Dr. Khairulmizam Samsudin; Prof. Dr. Abd. Rahman Ramli

• Sep 2001-Mar 2006, QIAU (Azad University of Qazvin), Iran
BSc. Computer-Hardware Engineering
Thesis topic: Sensor fusion for Mobile Robot Navigation
Supervisor: Dr.Alireza Mohamad Sahri

• 1998-2001, Raja high school Tehran, Iran
Mathematics & Physics


Conference Publications

Saeid Mokaram; Roger K. Moore, “The Sheffield Search and Rescue Corpus”, in the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017.

• Iveta Eimontaite; Ian Gwilt; David Cameron; Jonathan M Aitken; Joe Rolph; Saeid Mokaram; James Law, “Assessing graphical robot aids for interactive co-working”, in Advances in Ergonomics of Manufacturing: Managing the Enterprise of the Future (pp:229-239), Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Saeid Mokaram; Roger K. Moore, “Speech-Based Topological Map Estimation in a Simulated Search and Rescue Environment”, NIPS 2015 Workshop on Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interaction, 2015.

Saeid Mokaram; Roger K. Moore, “Speech-Based Location Estimation of First Responders in a Simulated Search and Rescue Scenario”, INTERSPEECH, 2015.

Saeid Mokaram; K. Samsudin; A.R. Ramli; Hamideh Kerdegari, “Mobile Robots Communication and Control Framework for USARSim”, 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS2012)

• Hamideh Kerdegari; Saeid Mokaram; K. Samsudin; A.R. Ramli, “Evaluation of Fall Detection Classification Approaches”, 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS2012)

Saeid Mokaram; K. Samsudin; A.R. Ramli; , "Humanoid Robot Whole Body Motion Generation Using Human Gait" IEEE GOLD Affinity Colloquium - 6th May 2010

Journal Publications

• Sara Mokaram G.; Saeid Mokaram; S.Mehdi Ghamsari; Iradj Nowrouzian; Saeed Shiry G.; “Lameness scoring system for dairy cows using force plates and artificial intelligence”, Veterinary Record, 10.1136/vr.100429, 2011.

• Hamideh Kerdegari; Saeid Mokaram;; K. Samsudin; A.R. Ramli "Development of Wearable Human Fall Detection System Using Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network", International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems (IJCIS), 2012 (Accepted).

• A. Taleizadeh, Saeid Mokaram, N. Shafii and M. Zarei, “Total Discount Policy and Two Warehouses Strategy to Store Raw Materials with Economic Order Quantity Model”, Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 1267-1275, 2009.

Research Activities


2015/Oct-Present: Research Assistant, Member of Sheffield Robotics,
Sheffield Robotics, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield; A case study into the application of HRI in manufacturing.

2012/Dec-Present: PhD. Research Student, Member of SpandH,
Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH), Department of Computer Science (Faculty of Engineering), The University of Sheffield.

2007/Oct-2009/Sep: Researcher, Member of MRL,
Small Size Soccer Robot Research Group, Mechatronic Research Laboratory (MRL), ECE Dept., QIAU; Central vision-based robot localization system.

2006/Jun-2007/Oct: Researcher, Member of MRL,
Virtual Robot Research Group, Mechatronic Research Laboratory (MRL), ECE Dept., QIAU; Sensor fusion for mobile robot navigation in the virtual robots simulated environment.

2004/Oct-2006/Oct: Researcher, Member of MRL,
Rescue Real Robot Research Group, Mechatronic Research Laboratory (MRL), ECE Dept., QIAU; ; Mobile-robots simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and vision-based systems for victim motion detection using thermal camera during the crisis in Rescue Real Robot environment.

Academic Achievements & Awards Received


Award May 2015: Best PhD Poster at the Department of Computer Science Research Retreat

Award May 2013: Best presented network project at the University of Sheffield Engineering Symposium (USES)

Scholarship Nov 2012: Fully-funded PhD Studentship from the University of Sheffield.

Award Mar 2008: 3rd Place in Iran-open RoboCup international competition in Small Size Robot, Qazvin, Iran.

Award Mar 2007: 2nd Place in Iran-open RoboCup international competition in Virtual robot league, Tehran, Iran.

Award May 2006: 2nd Place in RoboCup international competition in Rescue Real Robot league, Bremen Germany.

Award Mar 2006: 1st Place in Iran-open RoboCup international competition in Rescue Real Robot league, Tehran Iran.

Award Aug 2005: Received exemption from military conscription as an award for doing academic activities from the ministry of higher education.

Award May 2005: 2nd Place in RoboCup international competition in Rescue Real Robot league, Osaka Japan.

Award Apr 2005: 1st Place in German-Open RoboCup international competition in Rescue Real Robot league, Paderborn Germany.


Developed Systems


• 2016-2017: ROS-integrated API for the KUKA LBR iiwa collaborative robot, An API for the KUKA Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant (iiwa) Lightweight Robot (LBR). This API builds upon the safety embedded within the KUKA iiwa to allow close working and interaction with operators. It brings the functionality into the Robot Operating System (ROS), which provides a distributed development environment allowing multiple new modalities of devices to interface easily., Sheffield, UK.

• 2014-2015: SSAR corpus, Sheffield Search And Rescue speech corpus, A goal-oriented two-party human/human conversational speech corpus with multiple levels of annotations for SLU purposes, Sheffield, UK.

• 2009-2010: MCCF framework, An open source multiple mobile-robots/humanoid control framework in USARSim simulator environment.

• 2007-2009: ALS system, An automated Lameness Scoring system for dairy cows using artificial neural network (ANN).

Proficiencies


• Kaldi: Speech Recognition Toolkit.
• Python/Bash: as the main scripting language.
• C++/Java: as the main programming language.
• Matlab.
• Microcontroller: Design and implementation of interface circuit and firmware.
• iOS/Android: Smart Phones applications development.

Main Fields of Interest and Competenc

• Speech Technology: ASR, SLU, Spoken language topic ID, LM adaptation.
• Machine Learning: DNN, Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), GA, RL.
• Robotics: Mobile robots, Humanoid.

Working Experience
• 2013-2015: Lab Demonstrator, Bio-Inspired Computing Robotics (Prof. Roger Moore), Cellular Automata (Dr. Dawn Walker), Data Driven Computing (Dr. Jon Barker), Python programming (Dr. Mark Hepple), The University of Sheffield

• Sep 2007-Feb 2008: Lecturer assistant, Machine Learning (Dr. Saeed Shiry G). (QIAU)

General Interests
Swimming
Rollerblading
Mountain climbing
Running

References
• Prof. Roger K. Moore
Room 142, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK

• Dr. Jon Barker
Speech and Hearing Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello St., Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK

• Dr. Saeed Shiry Ghidary
Computer Engineering & IT Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Hafez Ave, Tehran, Iran