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Sadra Zargarzadeh

I am a 2nd-year M.Sc. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta supervised by Prof. Mahdi Tavakoli in the Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group. My research lies at the intersection of Robotics, Computer Vision, and AI with a focus on medical and surgical applications.

I was awarded the E3 Fellowship at EPFL in 2023 and completed an internship at the Computational Robot Design & Fabrication Lab working on soft robotics. Previously, I finished my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology.

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Education
clean-usnob M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
2022 - Present | Edmonton, Canada
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Courses: Advanced Robotics (A+), Deep Learning in Computer Vision (A), Machine Learning (A), Nonlinear Control (A+), Modern Control (A+)

clean-usnob B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology
2018 - 2022 | Tehran, Iran
GPA: 3.97/4.0
Courses: Robotics (A+), Mechanical Design (A+), Spine Biomechanics (A+), Finite Element Methods (A+)

Research & Work Experience
clean-usnob E3 Fellow & Research Intern
Computational Robot Design & Fabrication Lab | Supervised by Prof. Josie Hughes
Jun 2023 - Sep 2023 | Lausanne, Switzerland

- Soft Robot Inverse Kinematics and Control through Virtual Reality (Paper Accepted in ICRA 2024)
- Designed and Manufactured a Large Soft Robot with Actuators Capable of Gait Movement
- Investigated Potentials of Collaboration Between Robots and Plants from Bio-signals

clean-usnob Research Assistant
Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group | Supervised by Prof. Mahdi Tavakoli
Sep 2022 - Present | Edmonton, Canada

- Developed an Augmented Reality-Based Tumor Visualization System for Robot-Assisted Breast Cancer Surgeries (Paper Accepted in ICHMS 2024)
- Collaborated in the Development of a Surgical Simulator based on PhysX 5 (Paper Accepted in UR 2024)
- Collaborated in the Autonomization of Surgical Endoscopic Camera Control (Paper)

clean-usnob Undergraduate Research Assistant
Spine Biomechanics Laboratory | Supervised by Prof. Navid Arjmand
Sep 2021 - Aug 2022 | Tehran, Iran

- Trained and Validated an Artificial Neural Network to Predict 3D Human Postures During Lifting Activities (Paper)
- Analysed and Compared Qualitative and Quantitative Biomechanical Tools to Evaluate Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) in the Industry (Paper Under Review)

clean-usnob Research Intern
Djawad Mowafaghian Research Center for Intelligent Neuro-Rehabilitation Technologies​​​​​​​ | Supervised by Prof. Saeed Behzadipour
May 2021 - Aug 2021 | Tehran, Iran

- Motion and Gait Analysis of Cerebral Palsy Children Using Vicon Nexus
- Assembled and Debugged Telerehabilitation Devices Used for Parkinson’s Patients