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  • Roya Firoozi

    Roya Firoozi

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Aeronautics and Astronautics

    BioRoya is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory. She received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and her Ph.D. in control theory, with minors in optimization and machine learning from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on enabling safe robot autonomy powered by generative AI in interactive, open-world environments. Roya has received the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, the UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, and the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award. She was recognized as a rising star in EECS and Aerospace Engineering. Outside of her research, she has served as the robotics mentor at Stanford AI4ALL outreach program that aims to increase diversity in artificial intelligence.

  • Saman Farhangdoust

    Saman Farhangdoust

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Aeronautics and Astronautics

    BioDr. Saman Farhangdoust is pursuing the goal of using his interdisciplinary knowledge to advance the Smart City and Space concept and make a lasting impact on society. He enjoys venturing into new disciplines to combine cutting-edge technologies and develop novel solutions to today’s structural safety problems.

    As a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, Saman works on multi-functional materials and smart structures with particular emphases on intelligent self-sensing diagnostics and integrated health management for space and aircraft structures.

    Outside of his research at Stanford, Saman is collaborating with MIT Media Lab as a Technical Consultant and also with Boeing Research and Technology as a Research Consultant to advance sensing and structural health monitoring systems.

    Saman is considered a talented young researcher who has made valuable multidisciplinary contributions at an international level. These research activities have led to more than 40 publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, a textbook, U.S. Patents, national reports and guidelines to date.