Dr Farshad Arvin

Lecturer in Robotics

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Farshad Arvin joined The University of Manchester as a lecturer in July 2018. He received his BSc degree in Computer Engineering in 2004, MSc degree in Computer Systems Engineering in 2010, and PhD in Computer Science in 2015. His research interests include swarm robotics and autonomous systems.

Farshad joined the University of Manchester in July 2015 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was a Research Assistant at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL) at the University of Lincoln, UK (2012 to 2015). He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to be involved in the FP7-EYE2E and LIVCODE EU projects during his PhD study.

Farshad visited several leading institutes including Artificial Life Laboratory in Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria in 2018, the Italian Institute of Technology (iit) in Genoa, Italy in 2017, Institute of Rehabilitation and Medical Robotics in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China in 2014, and the Institute of Microelectronics at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 2012. 

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  • Swarm Robotics, Collective behaviours, Agri-robotics, Robotics for Extreme Environments

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