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  • PhD (2004), Purdue University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS (1997), Purdue University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BS (1993), Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research & Scholarship Interests

Humanoid robots, dexterous manipulation, model-based robot design, human-supervised robot autonomy, medical cyber-physical systems
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Kalenian Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • HEART: Humans Empowered with Assistive Robot Technologies
  • Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
    • Robotics and Automation
    • Control Systems
    • Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    • Computer; Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    • Education Societies
  • The American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Sigma Xi

Selected Publications

  • S. Zanlongo, F. Abodo,P. Long, T. Padir, L. Bobadilla, Multi-Robot Scheduling and Path-Planning for Non-Overlapping Operator Attention, In 2018 Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC), 2018, 87-94
  • D. Sinyukov, T. Padir, CWave: High-Performance Single-Source Any-Angle Path Planning on a Grid, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017
  • V. Dimitrov, J. Vazquez, T. Padir, LocATER: Localization and Accountability Technologies for Emergency Responders, IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Boston, MA, 2017
  • X. Long, P. Long, T. Padir, Compositional Autonomy for Humanoid Robots with Risk-Aware Decision-Making, Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids), IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference, 2017, 553-560
  • X. Long, M. Wonsick, V. Dimitrov, T. Padır, Anytime Multi-Task Motion Planning for Humanoid Robots, In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE/RSJ International Conference, 2017, 4452-4459
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Related News

December 14, 2018

CEE Chair and CDM Smith Professor Jerome Hajjar and ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir are collaborating on a research project for post-disaster assessment of critical infrastructure such as bridges using small unmanned aircraft systems.

December 6, 2018

A group of Northeastern students led by ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir was selected as one of ten finalists in NASA's 2019 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge for their project "Northeastern University Prospecting Underground Distilling Liquid Extractor (NU-PUDLE)".

November 27, 2018

After the recent landing of NASA's InSight lander on Mars, ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir is hoping that its investigation of the interior structure and composition of the planet will provide insight into how Mars was formed.

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