Curriculum Vitae

Ramin Mehran

Digital Control and Advanced Automation Lab.,
K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


Website: http://saba.kntu.ac.ir/eecd/people/mehran

Education

2003-Present Candidate for M.S Degree in Control Engineering.
Expected Graduation Date: Jan 2006.

Department of Electrical Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran,
GPA: 16.28/20 (upto now) (Grade A, according to WES grade conversion for Iran)
Thesis Title: "Dynamic Modeling of Context in Control" is currently being done under the supervision of Prof. Caro Lucas and Dr. Alireza Fatehi.
1998-2003 B.S. - 2003
Department of Electrical Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, B.S in Electrical Engineering.
GPA: 14.25/20
Thesis Title: "Design and Implementation of a Software Module for Synthesis of 3D Human Faces from 2D images" under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Abrishami Moghaddam and Dr. Mohammad Shahram Moin.
1998-2003 High School Diploma - 1998
Kamal High School, Tehran Iran, High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics major.
GPA: 18/20

Standard Tests

TOEFL: 633/677 (paper based, Test Date: 08/04/2004)
TWE: 4.0/6 (Test Date: 08/4/2004)
GRE: Quantitative 760, Verbal 330, Analytical Writing 3.5 (Test Date: 10/2004)

Awards and Honors

2003 Ranked 5th in the Entrance Exam of Azad University for Graduate Studies in Telecommunications among more than 500 Electrical Engineering graduated participants.
2000 Recognized by students scientific community of electrical engineering department of K.N.Toosi university as a researcher for the paper in 3rd national student conference of electrical engineering (ISCEE2000) (Being of the only two sophomore students who where honored).
1998 Ranked 902nd in "National Entrance Exam for B.Sc. Studies" among more than 300'000 high school students
1997 Qualified for semi-final stage of "National Mathematics Olympiad"

Research Interests

Robotics

- Multi-robot and multi-agent cooperation
- Mobile robots, navigation, Localization, mapping, SLAM
- Control, path planning
- Visual servoing

Control

Intelligent Control, nonlinear control, multi-objective control, multi-model control

Machine learning

- Swarm intelligence, evolutionary methods
- Reinforcement learning, neural networks, support vector machines, fuzzy system, locally linear models
- pattern recognition, structural and statistical pattern recognition
- Cognitive methods in machine learning, imitation and habituation, contextual learning and context based systems

Signal processing and computer vision

- Optical character recognition systems, object and shape recognition
- Face recognition

Publications and Technical Reports

Papers

  1. Ramin Mehran, Alireza Fatehi, Caro Lucas, Babak Najar Araabi. "A Swarm Extension to LOLIMOT", Sixth International conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA), China,  2006. (Accepted and will be published by IEEE CS Press)
  2. Ramin Mehran, Hamed Pirsiavash, Farbod Razzazi, "A Front-end OCR for Omni-font Persian/Arabic Cursive Printed Documents", Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA2005), Cairns, Australia, Dec. 2005. (Accepted and published by IEEE CS Press.)
  3. Hamed Pirsiavash, Ramin Mehran, Farbod Razzazi, "A Robust Free Size OCR for Omnifont Persian/Arabic Printed Document using MLP/SVM," 10th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, Havana, Cuba, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3773, pp. 601-610, Nov. 2005, Springer Verlag.
  4. Ramin Mehran, Amin Shali, Farbod Razzazi, "Statistical Correction-Rejection Strategy for OCR Outputs in Persian Personal Information Forms", Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2004, IEEE sponsored), Harbin, China, 2004, p 247-249. (PDF)
  5. Hessam Mohammad Hoseini, Payam Amani, Ramin Mehran, Alireza Fatehi,"Cell design using FCM clustering based on stochastic model of motion of mobile user", 7th Iran Conference on Intelligent Systems, accepted and will be published in 2006 [in Persian]
  6. Ramin Mehran, Hamid Reza Zamani, "A Robust Method for Watermarking based on Wavelet Transform", Nasir technical journal of K.N. Toosi university, Vol. 3, pp. 87-91, 2002 [in Persian]
  7. Ramin Mehran, Hamid Reza Zamani, "A Robust Method for Watermarking based on Wavelet Transform", Fourth Iran Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE01), Tehran, Iran 2001. [in Persian]
  8. Ramin Mehran, "Implementation of a Steganography Method for Information Hiding in Digital Images", Third Iran Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE2000), Tehran, Iran 2000. [in Persian]

Unpublished Technical Reports

  1. Ramin Mehran, Alireza Fatehi, "Behavior Based System: a Survey", technical survey for my seminar's course, 2005 [in Persian](main,references,english ppt)
  2. Ramin Mehran, Hamid D. Taghirad, "Nonlinear control of Dual Spin Spacecraft", technical report for nonlinear control course, 2005 (unpublished) (pdf)
  3. Ramin Mehran, Hamed Pirsiavash, Farbod Razzazi, "A Survey on Optical Character Recognition System for Persian Script", 2004 (unpublished)

Teaching Experiences

  1. 2005, Teacher assistant, Introduction to Intelligent Systems (graduate course), Electrical engineering Dept.
  2. 2004, Teacher assistant, Introduction to Intelligent Systems (graduate course), Electrical engineering Dept.
  3. 2002, Lecturer, An Introduction to Image processing (for a sophomore research team)

Work Experiences

  1. 2002-present, PayaSoft co., Tehran, Iran
    Project Technical Manager, Researcher, System Designer/Programmer
  2. 2002-2003, Iran Telecommunication Research Center (Website) - Biometrics Section
    Algorithm developer and Programmer
  3. Jul. 2001 - Sep. 2001, Iran Telecommunication Research Center (Website)
    Trainee as Researcher

Research Activities, Accomplished Projects, and Academic Activities

  1. Persian Cursive Document Recognition for Printed Texts
    Technical manager of the project at PayaSoft company.
    Design of layout analysis, feature extraction and recognition sections
  2. Design and implementation of Natural language processing system for Persian/Arabic OCR systems For isolated handwritten letters which is already used in some registration processes such as "Iranian National Organization for Higher Education Entrance" over more than 2'000'000 records annually.
  3. Attending short course on SVMs for object recognition at IPM, Teheran.
  4. Swarm Extension to LOLIMOT: combining the original Locally Linear Model Trees algorithm with particle swarm optimization for optimal structuring.
  5. Chair for two session on 7th Iran Student Conference: Intelligent control and automation session
  6. Day temperature predition for Tehran city with neural networks.
  7. Design and Implementation of a Software Module for Synthesis of 3D Human Faces
  8. Project Consultant of
    Aida Nematzadeh, Fateme Hamzavi, Mina Mani, Parisa Mirshams, "Face Identification", Ranked 1st on Tehran province, and 2nd on national side for student projects in 15th Kharazmi International Science Fare.
  9. Design and build of a Visually guided Mobile Autonomous Robot (Mobota).
  10. Design of switching algorithm for digital switches MT89L86 and MT90826.
  11. Founder and head of B.S student research group on image processing recognized by Academic Group of EE department of K.N.Toosi University, Date 2002 - 2003.
  12. Member and one of the founders of the first educational team in K.N.Toosi University, which was named Sigma-Alpha-Omega. The team was responsible for 24 small seminars and a workshop on Soft Computing inside the EE department of K.N.Toosi University. The team was also responsible for taking the Mobota project in robotic lab to build an autonomous mobile robot.
  13. Presenting two small lectures for students in EE department on year 2001.
    Lecture one: "What is Steganography".
    Lecture Two: "Image Processing: a minimal overview".
  14. First and only participant from K.N.Toosi University EE department in the first national robotic contest, Tabriz, Iran 2000 (in sophomore stage).

Technical Skills

Programming Languages:
MATLAB, six-year experience
C/C++/VC++, six-year experience
Pascal/Delphi, four-year experience
C#, one-year experience
PHP, one-year experience
Databases: SQL, MySQL, MS Access
Web: PHP, HTML/DHTML, JavaScript
Packages: MATLAB, SIMULINK,
Other: .NET Platform programming.

International Memberships

  1. IEEE Student Member 2005-2006 and 1999-2001 (untill US sanctions!)
  2. "Young Researchers Committee (YRC)" of World Federation of Soft Computing, an international society for soft computing technologies recognized by IEEE.

Courses

References

  1. Prof. Caro Lucas, Professor, ECE Department, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran (homepage)
    lucas@ipm.ir
    Tel: (+9821) 8871 6624
  2. Dr. Alireza Fatehi, Assistant Professor, EE Department, K.N.Toosi University, Tehran, Iran (homepage)
    fatehi@kntu.ac.ir
    Tel: (+9821) 8860 0075
  3. Dr. Hamid D. Taghirad, Assistant Professor, EE Department, K.N.Toosi University, Tehran, Iran (homepage)
    and CIM, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Hamid@cim.mcgill.ca OR Taghirad@kntu.ac.ir
    Tel: (514) 398-4400 ext 089772
  4. Dr. Farbod Razzazi, Assistant Professor, EE Department, Azad Univeristy Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
    razzazi@payasoft.com