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I have received a one-year subcontract from SCR for an NIH (NICHD/NINR) STTR grant (1R41HD109086-01A1) titled "An AI-based Multimodal Approach to Predict Pain in Postnatal Care Scenarios."


I have received a two-year R21 grant from NIH NINR, titled "A Multimodal Approach for Monitoring Prolonged Acute Pain in Neonates."

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Bio: (Short CV, Comprehensive CV) I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (Assistant Professor 2009-2015, Associate Professor 2015-2020, Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs 2018-2020). I was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University from 2016 to 2017. I received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 2007. Then I had his Postdoctoral training at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA (2007-2008) and the University of Utah (2008-2009).

My research interests include robotics, deep learning, haptics, computer vision, human computer interaction (HCI), and medical applications. If you are interested in working with me on some cool projects, please contact me. I teach Intro to AI, Deep Learning and Robotics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

I initiated the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robotic Hands, Grasping, and Manipulation and served as its first co-Chair. I have also served on several editorial boards as an Associate Editor and Senior Editor, including IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), ICRA, and IROS.