About Me

My name is Babak Badnava [/bɑbæk bɑdnævɑ/; Persian: بابک بادنوا], and I am a research assistant, at Multi-agent systems and soft computing laboratory (MAS-SC) of Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), under the supervision of Dr. Nasser Mozayani. I received my bachelor’ degree in Computer Engineering from Payame Noor University (PNU), and my master’s degree in Computer Engineering with specialization in artificial intelligence and robotics from IUST in 2017.

My master thesis was focused on the area of knowledge acquisition and potential-based reward shaping (PBRS) for reinforcement learning agents, and I have been advised by Dr. Nasser Mozayani.

Currently, I am looking for a Ph.D. position to pursue my academic interests. My research interests include:

  • Machine learning especially Reinforcement Learning (RL) and Deep neural networks
  • Transfer Learning (TL) and Representation Learning
  • Robotics, Multi-agent learning, and planning