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Taskin Padir

Northeastern University
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Taskin Padir received his PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. He also has a BS in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Dr. Padir's research interests include supervised autonomy for humanoid robots, shared autonomy for intelligent vehicles, and human-in-the-loop control systems. The projects that he has been a part of have been sponsored by NSF, NASA, DOE-EM, DARPA, and numerous industry partners. Dr. Padir has led project teams for the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, SmartAmerica Challenge and the DARPA Robotics Challenge. He currently leads one of two research groups selected by NASA to develop autonomy for the humanoid robot Valkyrie, designed by the NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Taskin teaches Engineering Algorithms at the undergraduate level, and Mobile Robotics, Principles of Assistive Robotics, and Humanoids Robotics at the graduate level on a rotating basis.