Behrad Toghi

I’m a former pro race driver with a PhD to make cars driverless.


I work on prediction & planning for robotics and autonomous driving problems at Honda Research Institute, CA. During my doctoral studies, I was advised by Dr. Yaser P. Fallah and closely collaborated with Dr. Dorsa Sadigh (Stanford) and Dr. Ramtin Pedarsani (UCSB). My PhD work focused on enabling autonomous vehicles to cooperate with each other and interact with human drivers, particularly using reinforcement learning and statistical machine learning.

I had the chance to work at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Ford Motor Company R&D, and Sharif Uni. of Tech. on various automotive-related projects.

Earlier in my life before college, I developed a passion for astrophysics & cosmology which led to winning a Silver Medal in the International Science Olympiads (Beijing, China). Later on during college, I raced as a professional rally driver (supported by GoPro and Sony) and won 5 national championships.





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