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Reza Ahmadzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with research interests covering Robot Learning and Human-Robot Interaction. I am also the director of the Persistent Autonomy and Robot Learning (PeARL) lab. Prior to joining Umass Lowell, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. I hold a Ph.D. in Robotics, Cognition, and Interactive Technologies from the University of Genoa, in collaboration with Italian Institute of Technology.


My research is focused on investigating and developing novel Machine Learning approaches in Robotics. My research interests include Learning from Demonstration, Learning Reactive Behavior, Reinforcement Learning, Human-Robot Interaction, and Optimization Algorithms. My contributions to the field include:

  • Trajectory Learning with Generalized Cylinders (TLGC)
  • Visuospatial Skill Learning (VSL)


A list of my published papers can be found here.

Open Ph.D. positions (Fall 2019)

I am currently looking for motivated graduate students (Ph.D.) with interests in Robot Learning, Autonomy, and/or physical HRI. For more information here.



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