Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Ali Nasr is a highly accomplished engineer and researcher with a diverse and impressive background in the field of Intelligent Autonomous Software and Real-Time Embedded Control System Engineer. Driven by an insatiable curiosity for innovation and technology, Dr. Nasr continues to make significant strides in the engineering. His impressive knowledge and expertise have not only contributed to cutting-edge research but also inspired and enriched the academic experiences of future engineers and researchers.

Dr. Nasr received his PhD degree from the Department of Systems Design Engineering, with a specialization in biomechatronics engineering, at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. His PhD research focused on 1) Scalable musculoskeletal model for dynamic simulations of body movement, 2) physics-based computer simulation of human-robot interaction, 3) biomechnaical signal processing for autonomous control of human-robot, 4) optimal design of active-passive shoulder exoskeletons, and 5) real-time assist-as-needed hierarchical control of wearable robots and practical implementation of human-in-the-loop. Prior to this, he pursued his passion for mechatronics engineering by earning a Master of Science degree from K.N. Toosi University of Technology in Iran in 2016. His academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2013.

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Nasr has been involved in groundbreaking projects that showcase his abilities in designing and implementing platform software to support advanced application features. Beyond his remarkable research work, Dr. Nasr has also contributed significantly to the academic community as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His dedication to education has been recognized and appreciated by both students and faculty.

Throughout his academic journey, Dr. Nasr has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the 3rd place award at the University of Waterloo Artificial Intelligent GRADflix, the Best Paper Award in the Area of Multibody Dynamics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and 1st Place Award at the Graduate Student Symposium of Systems Design Engineering. His research findings have been published in reputable journals and presented at esteemed conferences worldwide.

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