Sepehr Samavi


I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto advised by Profs. Angela Schoellig and Florian Shkurti. I am also a researcher at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a graduate student affiliate of the U of T Robotics Institute. My research focuses on planning and control methods that enable mobile robots to safely navigate human-centric environments and interact with people.

I received an MASc (=MSc) in 2021. In 2019, was the deputy lead of aUToronto, U of T’s self driving car team, for the second stage of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge. Before joining UTIAS, I completed my undergrad in Engineering Science (Robotics) at the University of Toronto.

By the way, my headshot has been cloaked by Fawkes.

You can find a full CV here.

selected publications

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    SICNav: Safe and Interactive Crowd Navigation using Model Predictive Control and Bilevel Optimization
    Sepehr Samavi, Florian Shkurti , and Angela P. Schoellig
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2310.10982, 2023