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I am hosted at Stanford Intelligent and Interactive Autonomous Systems Group (ILIAD) and honored to be working with Dr. Dorsa Sadigh and Dr. Ramtin Pedarsani. The outcome of this collaboration forms the 2nd chapter of my PhD dissertation on Cooperative Driving. We have presented our findings on the interaction between cooperative autonomous vehicles and humans in our IROS 2021, CVPR 2021, and TIV papers. More info: SymCoDrive.
I had the opportunity to work with 2 teams at MBRDNA during my experience.
Behavioral Planning team at MBRDNA headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA
The self-driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class on a test day in San Jose, CA
The first chapter of my PhD dissertation focuses on scalable vehicle-to-vehicle communication for connected & automated vehicles (CAVs). My research on the scalability analysis of Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) was supported by Ford Motor Company and I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Jayanthi Rao & Dr. Ivan Vukovic who led the efforts on the development of C-V2X technology at Ford. During my internship, I performed the early-stage lab tests on Qualcomm C-V2X devices and designed a large-scale network simulator to analyze the performance of C-V2X communication in congested scenarios. The outcome of my research led to 5 conference papers and contributed to the development of SAE J3161 standard.
PhD Research Fellow
I joined CAVREL at University of Central Florida in 2017 as an ORC Doctoral Fellow to pursue my doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Yaser P. Fallah. I had the chance to contribute to research projects funded by General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Hyundai-Kia, NSF and NHTSA to study solutions that bring autonomy and communication to road vehicles. In 2019, I was selected as the graduate researcher of the year among ∼9,000 graduate students by UCF College of Graduate Studies.
The award ceremony at UCF by the Graduate Student Association. I was chosen as the Graduate Student Research MVP among more than 9,000 graduate students.
I started as a volunteer undergraduate student at a project led by Dr. F. Tahami to design & prototype a long-range electric urban taxi for mass production. I was the only undergraduate student in a group of graduate researchers and experienced engineers and received a full-time job offer after volunteering for 2 months in the project.
The Automotive Research Center at Sharif University of Technology, where I worked as an automotive engineer/researcher during my undergraduate studies.
Sep 2015 – Dec 2015
I worked as a network optimization engineer at the 3G modernization and rollout project. I was responsible for drive-test reports and performance analysis on newly-installed 3G equipment.
Behrad Toghi Work Experience