Dr Zeynab Talebpour

Remote collaborator on Deep learning and computer vision @ Lincoln Agri-Robotic

2019 - present

PhD from the EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)

Deep learning, Machine learning, Multi-robot systems, Computer Vision, Neuroimaging, Robot perception, Human-Robot Interaction, Multi-robot Coordination and planning.

Short biography

I am currently a Machine Learning and AI research scientist at PPRC in Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC, and a remote collaborator at IML. Prior to that, I've worked on human-aware multi-robot systmes and vision-based solutions with a focus on deep learning for improved robot situational-awareness. I received my Ph.D. degree in Robotics, Control and Intelligent systems from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2018. During my Ph.D. and Post-doctoral research at DISAL, I developed an end-to-end framework for cooperative human-aware navigation and coordination of multi-robot systems in social environments. I received my M.Sc. in machine learning and robotics in 2012 and my B.Sc. in computer software engineering in 2009 from University of Tehran.

Highlights

Video selection

Adaptive Risk-Based Replanning for Human-Aware Multi-Robot Task Allocation
ICRA2018 social MRTA

Selected publications

                @ARTICLE{9406879,
                    author={Firouzi, Farshad and Farahani, Bahar and Daneshmand, Mahmoud and Grise, Kathy and Song, Jaeseung and Saracco, Roberto and Wang, Lucy Lu and Lo, Kyle and Angelov, Plamen and Soares, Eduardo and Loh, Po-Shen and Talebpour, Zeynab and Moradi, Reza and Goodarzi, Mohsen and Ashraf, Haleh and Talebpour, Mohammad and Talebpour, Alireza and Romeo, Luca and Das, Rupam and Heidari, Hadi and Pasquale, Dana and Moody, James and Woods, Chris and Huang, Erich S. and Barnaghi, Payam and Sarrafzadeh, Majid and Li, Ron and Beck, Kristen L. and Isayev, Olexandr and Sung, Nakmyoung and Luo, Alan},
                    journal={IEEE Internet of Things Journal}, 
                    title={Harnessing the Power of Smart and Connected Health to Tackle COVID-19: IoT, AI, Robotics, and Blockchain for a Better World}, 
                    year={2021},
                    volume={8},
                    number={16},
                    pages={12826-12846},
                    doi={10.1109/JIOT.2021.3073904},
                    url={https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2021.3073904}
                }
                @article{Talebpour2019,
                    doi = {10.1109/lra.2019.2926966},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/lra.2019.2926966},
                    year = {2019},
                    month = oct,
                    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ({IEEE})},
                    volume = {4},
                    number = {4},
                    pages = {3790--3797},
                    author = {Talebpour, Zeynab and Martinoli, Alcherio},
                    title = {Adaptive Risk-Based Replanning For Human-Aware Multi-Robot Task Allocation With Local Perception},
                    journal = {{IEEE} Robotics and Automation Letters}
                }
                @inproceedings{Talebpour2018,
                    doi = {10.1109/iros.2018.8593586},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/iros.2018.8593586},
                    year = {2018},
                    month = oct,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Talebpour, Zeynab and Martinoli, Alcherio},
                    title = {Risk-Based Human-Aware Multi-Robot Coordination in Dynamic Environments Shared with Humans},
                    booktitle = {2018 {IEEE}/{RSJ} International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems ({IROS})}
                }
                @inproceedings{Talebpour2018,
                    doi = {10.1109/icra.2018.8460978},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/icra.2018.8460978},
                    year = {2018},
                    month = may,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Zeynab Talebpour and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {Multi-Robot Coordination in Dynamic Environments Shared with Humans},
                    booktitle = {2018 {IEEE} International Conference on Robotics and Automation ({ICRA})}
                }
                @inproceedings{Talebpour2017,
                    doi = {10.1109/iros.2017.8202281},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/iros.2017.8202281},
                    year = {2017},
                    month = sep,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Zeynab Talebpour and Stefano Savarè and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {Market-based coordination in dynamic environments based on the Hoplites framework},
                    booktitle = {2017 {IEEE}/{RSJ} International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems ({IROS})}
                }
                @inproceedings{Canepa2017,
                    doi = {10.1109/ipin.2017.8115905},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/ipin.2017.8115905},
                    year = {2017},
                    month = sep,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Alessio Canepa and Zeynab Talebpour and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {Automatic calibration of ultra wide band tracking systems using a mobile robot: A person localization case-study},
                    booktitle = {2017 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation ({IPIN})}
                }
                @inproceedings{PalaciosGasos2017,
                    doi = {10.1109/icra.2017.7989156},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/icra.2017.7989156},
                    year = {2017},
                    month = may,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Jose Manuel Palacios-Gasos and Zeynab Talebpour and Eduardo Montijano and Carlos Sagues and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {Optimal path planning and coverage control for multi-robot persistent coverage in environments with obstacles},
                    booktitle = {2017 {IEEE} International Conference on Robotics and Automation ({ICRA})}
                }
                @inproceedings{Talebpour2016,
                    doi = {10.1109/roman.2016.7745175},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/roman.2016.7745175},
                    year = {2016},
                    month = aug,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Zeynab Talebpour and Deepak Viswanathan and Rodrigo Ventura and Gwenn Englebienne and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {Incorporating perception uncertainty in human-aware navigation: A comparative study},
                    booktitle = {2016 25th {IEEE} International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication ({RO}-{MAN})}
                }
                @inproceedings{Talebpour2015,
                    doi = {10.1109/sii.2015.7404955},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/sii.2015.7404955},
                    year = {2015},
                    month = dec,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Zeynab Talebpour and Inaki Navarro and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {On-board human-aware navigation for indoor resource-constrained robots: A case-study with the ranger},
                    booktitle = {2015 {IEEE}/{SICE} International Symposium on System Integration ({SII})}
                }
                @inproceedings{DiMario2013,
                    doi = {10.1109/cec.2013.6557565},
                    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/cec.2013.6557565},
                    year = {2013},
                    month = jun,
                    publisher = {{IEEE}},
                    author = {Ezequiel Di Mario and Zeynab Talebpour and Alcherio Martinoli},
                    title = {A comparison of {PSO} and Reinforcement Learning for multi-robot obstacle avoidance},
                    booktitle = {2013 {IEEE} Congress on Evolutionary Computation}
                }
            

Project supervision

Machine learning
  1. Maryam Saeidi, research project (Summer 2021), co-supervised with Maryam Mirian, UBC: Analysis of the freezing of gate problem in Parkinson's patients using deep neural networks (ST-GCN)
  2. Reza Moradi, Master project (Spring 2020): COVID-19 Diagnosis Using Clinical Data Collected at Sina University Hospital [1]
Social robotics
  1. Cyrill Baumann, Master Thesis (Spring 2018), Co-supervised with EiraTech, Ireland: Distributed vs Centralized Path-planning and Task Assignment Solutions for A Fleet of Mobile Warehouse Robots
  2. Florian Maushart, Master Thesis (Spring 2017), Co-supervised with Grasp Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA: Intrusion Detection for Stochastic Task Allocation in Robot Swarms, contributed to this paper.
  3. Paul Prevel, Internship project (Summer 2018): Human Involvement in Risk-Based Cooperative Human-aware Navigation Through HRI.
  4. Paul Prevel, Semester project (Spring 2018): Integrating Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) with Cooperative Human-aware Navigation for Social Environment.
  5. Niclos Talabot, Semester project (Fall 2017): Human-aware Navigation Using Kinect-based Active Perception.
  6. Paul Alderton, Semester project (Fall 2017): Market-based Coordination for Social Robots in Highly Dynamic Environments Based on CBBA.
  7. Stefano Savare, Semester project (Spring 2016): Market-based Coordination for Social Robots in Human-populated Environments [5].
  8. Wilson Colin, Semester project (Fall 2016): Human-aware Navigation in Populated Environment with Special Focus on Group Interaction.
  9. Audrey Marullaz, Semester project (Fall 2016): Human Motion Prediction for Better Trajectory Planning Using MOnarCH Robots.
Multi-Robot Systems
  1. Cyrill Baumann, Master Thesis (Spring 2018), Co-supervised with EiraTech, Ireland: Distributed vs Centralized Path-planning and Task Assignment Solutions for A Fleet of Mobile Warehouse Robots
  2. Florian Maushart, Master Thesis (Spring 2017), Co-supervised with Grasp Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA: Intrusion Detection for Stochastic Task Allocation in Robot Swarms, contributed to this paper.
  3. Jose Manuel Palacios Gasos, Internship project (Spring 2016): Optimal Path Planning and Coverage Control for Multi-Robot Persistent Coverage in Environments with Obstacles [7].
UWB localization
  1. Alaa Bakr Maghrabi, Semester project (Fall 2016): Ultra-Wideband Localization for Person Tracking.
  2. Christophe Reiners, Semester project (Fall 2016): Ultra-Wideband Localization in Multi-Robot Systems for Person Tracking
  3. Alessio Canepa, Master Thesis (Spring 2015), Co-supervised with Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Ultra-Wideband Localization in Multi-Robot Systems [6]

Academic service

Oxford University
University of Bristol
University of Birmingham
London Imperial College
Queen Mary University
Polytechnic University of Milan