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Afra Vahidi-Shams

Mechatronics Engineer
Robotics Activist & Technophile
Programmer & Web Developer

Iran, IR

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Profile - Personal Info & About Me

  • Afra Vahidi-Shams
  • October 11, 1984 _ Tehran, Iran
  • Iran, IR
  • afra@vahidishams.ir
  • +98 911 325 3512
  • www.vahidishams.ir

- Language:

Persian (Mother tongue)
95%
English (Fluent)
85%
Arabic
65%
Hobbies
Chess
80%
Music
60%
Reading
85%
Sport
95%
Travelling
70%
Sports
Basketball
85%
Football
75%
Mountain Climbing
85%
Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
65%
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Areas of Researching Interest:

Humanoids, Mobile Robots and Motion Control
95%
Machine Vision & Image Processing
90%
Biomedical Engineering
89%
Artificial Intelligence
85%
Intelligent Robotic Systems
75%
Smart/Intelligent Materials
60%
MEMS/NEMS
60%
Human vs Machine Vision
95%
Biologically Motivated Object Recognition
85%
Computational Neuroscience
60%
Android Development
60%



Education & Academic Honors and Awards

Education
  • M.Sc.Eng. September 2008 - 2010
    Mechatronics Engineering

    Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Tehran (South Branch), Tehran, Iran
    • Master Thesis : "Object Recognition with Cortex-like Mechanisms" Defended in Tuesday, 21 Sep. 2010, Under Supervision of Dr. Reza Ebrahimpour (IPM - Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran)
    • MicroMechatronics (MEMS/NEMS) Under Supervision of Prof. Mohammad Bagher Menhaj(Amirkabir University of Technology)

  • B.Sc.Eng. September 2003 - 2007
    Electronics Engineering

    Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Mazandaran University, Noshirvani Institute of Technology (NIT), Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
    • Bachelor Project: "Design and Implementation of an Intelligent System for Targets Tracking (Static or Dynamic) and Shooting Toward Them (Shooting Robot) " Defended in Sep. 2007, Under Supervision of Dr. Reza Ghaderi(Shahid Beheshti university,Tehran)


  • High School Diploma 1999 - 2003
    Diploma in Physics and Mathematics Discipline

    Shahid Beheshti High School, Amol, Mazandaran, Iran
    Affiliated with the National Organization for the Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET)

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Academic Honors and Awards
  • Gold Medal October 11-13, 2015
    1st Place Award

    Gold Medal (1st Place Award) 11th Nationwide Robotics Competition and 1st Inventions and Innovations Special Exhibition for Hypothermia using NanoTextiles in Biomedical Engineering Category, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, October 11-13, 2015 Babol, Mazandaran, Iran

  • Gold Coin May 16-18, 2011
    Best Award Winner

    Gold for Best Award Winner for presentation “Feasibility of Using Nano Textiles for Hypothermia or Applied to a Part of the Body for Warmth” in 2nd National and 1st International Congress on Cellular and Molecular Advances in Non-Contagious Diseases, May 16-18, 2011, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran.

  • Gold Medal July 7-9, 2008
    1st Place Award

    Gold Medal (1st place award) in The 6th “Iranian Intelligent Mice Robotics Contest” Shooting Robots league on July 7-9, 2008

  • Special Award March , 2007
    Smallest size robot

    Special Award Winner for Smallest size robot in the Iranian Students Line Tracking Robotics Contest (NIT) on March , 2007

  • Gold Medal June , 1994
    Schools Chess Championship

    Gold Medal (1st place award) in The Schools Chess Championship tournament, Amol, Iran


Attended Workshops & Training Certifications:
10 hours Workshop on Humanoid Robots (Drake Toolbox and implementation on Nao Robot) with invited speaker Prof. Jacky Baltes from department of computer science at the University of Manitoba (AUT Society of Robotics (SAR),18 November 2015, Amirkabir university of technology)
18 academic hours Workshop on Science Editing as a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course in research methodology, science communication and medical journalism at Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran. on 1-2 July 2012. By Armen Yuri Gasparyan, MD, PhD, FESC, Associate Professor of Medicine Chief Editor, European Science Editing Council Member, EASE Member, WAME
8-hour workshop of “Recent Advances in BioMedical Engineering” By Dr. Ali Hojjat (School of Biosciences, University of Kent, UK), 25 June 2011, Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
Workshop of “Introduction of Foot Pressure Measurement Systems” During the 2nd national congress of Rehabilitation, 22-24 February, 2011. The University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2-Day workshop of “Energy Optimization and Renewable Energies” Mechanical engineering faculty, Noshirvani Institute of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran.4-5 octobr 2006.
4-Day workshop of "Principles of Cellular Mobile Communications”, 30-hour Training Course by Mobile Communications Company of Iran (MCCI) 7-10 November, 2006





Resume - Curriculum Vitae

Publications
  • CM13 November 4-6, 2013
    Computational Mechanics

    Ardeshir Guran, Behnaz Yousefghahari, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “Experimental gait analysis of a beginner trainee wearing Skyrunner boots”, Proceedings of the Computational Mechanics 2013, pp. 35-3 , Špičák Czech Republic November 4-6, 2013

  • IMechE JAuto September 2012
    Journal of Automobile Engineering

    Ali Ghaffari, Mahdieh Rezvan, Alireza Khodayari, Hossein Sadati, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “Driver's Head Pose Estimation Using a Hierarchical Classification on an Effective Feature Space”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering,, vol. 226, no. 9, pp. 1233-1242, September 2012

  • JAAI November, 2011
    Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

    Ardeshir Guran, Iman Naseh, Kianoosh Azizi, Afra Vahidi-Shams, Mandana Beyranvand, Behnaz Yousefghahari, “Spinal Column Deformities in Patients with Mechanical Low Back Pain”, 5th Annual Iranian Congress of Rheumatology Association & the First International Rheumatology Congress of Iran, 23 - 25 November, 2011. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Volume 10, Supplement 8, p. 7, November, 2011

  • JAAI December, 2011
    Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

    Ardeshir Guran, Iman Naseh, Kianoosh Azizi, Afra Vahidi-Shams, Mandana Beyranvand, Behnaz Yousefghahari, “Force Distribution Differences in L&R Fore/Hind foot in Patients with Mechanical LBP during Standing”, 5th Annual Iranian Congress of Rheumatology Association & the First International Rheumatology Congress of Iran, 23 - 25 November, 2011. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Volume 10, Supplement 8, p. 78, December, 2011

  • ICSIPA November 16-18, 2011
    IEEE Signal & Image Processing Applications

    Ali Ghaffari, Mahdieh Rezvan, Alireza Khodayari, Hossein Sadati, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “A New Head Pose Estimating Algorithm Based on a Novel Feature Space for Driver Assistant Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Signal & Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2011), November 16-18, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (2011). pp. 180 - 185

  • IJHIT July, 2011
    Journal of Hybrid Information Technology

    Reza Ebrahimpour, Mona Amini, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “Common Techniques and Bio-Inspired Hierarchical Architecture for Automatic Farsi Handwritten Word Recognition Systems”, International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology (IJHIT), Vol. 4 No. 3, July, pp. 1-14, (2011).

  • IJHIT July, 2011
    Journal of Hybrid Information Technology

    Reza Ebrahimpour, Mona Amini, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “A New Combination Method Based on Different Representation of Data”, International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology (IJHIT), Vol. 4 No. 3, July, pp. 51-60, (2011).

  • ICVES July 10-12, 2011
    IEEE Vehicular Electronics and Safety

    Ali Ghaffari, Mahdieh Rezvan, Alireza Khodayari, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “A Robust Head Pose Tracking and Estimating Approach for Driver Assistant System”, IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, July 10-12, Beijing, China, pp. 180-186, (2011).

  • Cell Journal (Yakhteh) spring 2011
    Cell Journal (Yakhteh)

    Ardeshir Guran , Behnaz Yousefghahari , Mandana Bayranvand , Afra Vahidi-Shams, “Feasibility of Using Nano Textiles for Hypothermia or Applied to a Part of the Body for Warmth”, 2nd National and 1st International Congress on Cellular and Molecular Advances in Non-Contagious Diseases, May 16-18, 2011, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran. Cell Journal (Yakhteh), Volume 13, p. 40, spring 2011.

  • EM2011 May 9-12, 2011
    Engineering Mechanics

    Ardeshir Guran, Afra Vahidi-Shams, “An Enhanced Approach In Motion Detection Of Human Movements”, 17th International Conference on Engineering Mechanics (EM 2011), Svratka, Czech Republic, May 9-12, pp. 163-166, (2011).

  • AJIIPS 2010
    Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems

    Afra Vahidi-Shams, Soheil Faridi, Seyed-Mahdi Khaligh Razavi, Reza Ebrahimpour & Mehrdad Javadi. “Expression Invariant Face Recognition Using Biologically Inspired Features from Visual Cortex Mechanism”. Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems (AJIIPS), Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 25-29, (2010).




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Professional Scientific Activities
  • 11th RoboNIT 2015 October 11-13, 2015
    Technical & Scientific Committee and Referee

    Technical & Scientific Committee member of 11th Nationwide Robotics Competition RoboNIT 2015 and Referee for 1st Inventions and Innovations Special Exhibition, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, October 11-13, 2015, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran

  • KachCup2015 Agust 12-14, 2015
    Organization and Technical & Scientific Committee

    Organization and Technical & Scientific Committee member of 1st National Robotics Competition KachCup2015, Mazandaran Technical & Vocational Training Organization, Agust 12-14, 2015, Amol, Mazandaran, Iran

  • SVCS 2015 Conference May 6 - 8, 2015
    Organization Committee

    Organization Committee member of 12th International Symposium on Stability, Vibration, and Control of Machines and Structures (SVCS 2015), May 6 - 8, 2015. Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Pishgaman Robotics Contest February 4-5, 2015
    Referee Committee

    Referee Committee member of 4th Natinal Robotics contest Pishgaman Robotics, February 4-5, 2015, Rast, Gilan, Iran.

  • SVCS 2014 Conference July 3 - 5, 2014
    Organization Committee

    Organization Committee member of 11th International Symposium on Stability, Vibration, and Control of Machines and Structures (SVCS 2014). July 3 - 5, 2014, Belgrade, Serbia.

  • FeizCup International 26 Feb. - 1 march, 2014
    Referee Committee

    Referee Committee member of 1st International robotics competition FeizCup, 26 February_1 march, 2014, Kashan, Iran.

  • PNU Cup robotics December 14-16, 2011
    Executive Committee

    Executive Committee of national robotics competition PNU Cup, December 14-16, 2011 International Complex of National Iranian Oil Company OPEC, Mahmood Abad, Iran.

  • 3rd SamaCup Robotics December 2011
    Supervisor and Referee Assessor

    Supervisor and Referee Assessor for robotics competition 3rd SamaCup Natinal Robotics Competitions December 2011, Shiraz, Iran.

  • MUST Cup robotics November 27-30, 2011
    Central Committee & Head of refrees

    Central Committee member and Head of referee Committee for Fighter Robots league, national robotics competition (MUST Cup), Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran. November 27-30, 2011.

  • IRI National Robotics October 19-21, 2011
    Head of Technical and Scientific Committee

    Head of Technical and Scientific Committee, MineSweeper Robots, IRI National Robotics Competitions and judging for Demo robots League, Tehran, Iran, October 19-21, 2011.

  • 7th NIT robotics competitions April, 2009
    Technical and Scientific Committee

    Technical and Scientific Committee member of “7th Robofire” and Referee for the (Fire Fighting Robots Contest) national robotics competitions,Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, April 2009, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran.

  • 1st Khwarizmi Young Festival Robotics 2008
    Technical and Scientific Committee

    Technical and Scientific Committee member of “1st Khwarizmi Young Festival Robotics Competitions” Judging for the Deminer robots Leaguse (autonomous and manual) in Iran December, 2008, Asr e Enghelab Complex,Tehran, Iran.

  • 14th Professional Exhibition April, 2008
    ChairMan

    Chair of the “14th Professional Exhibition on Electronics, Computer and Information Technology”,Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, April 2008, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran.

  • 6th NIT robotics competitions April, 2008
    Deputy

    Deputy of the “6th Iranian Students Robotics Contest (NIT)” Robofire (Fire Fighting Deminer and Line Tracing Robots Contest),Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, April 2008, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran.

  • Nushirvani Robotics Research Centre 2004 - 2008
    Teacher

    Teaching Robot Design & Setup (Elementary & Advanced) in Noushirvani Robotics Research Centre (NRC),Babol Noshirvani University of Technology.

  • NIT robotics competitions 2004 - 2008
    Management committee & Technical and Scientific committee

    Member of management committee & technical and scientific committee for several robotics competitions Including 2nd NIT to 5th NIT Robofire (Fire Fighting, Deminer and Line Tracing Robots Contest), 2004-2008

  • Journal of the Association
    of Electrical and Computer 2004 - 2007
    Editorial board

    Editorial board member of the scientific Journal of the Association of Electrical and Computer Students of Mazandaran University ”Kahroba” (2004-2007)




Technical Skills & Scientific Societies Membership

Programming Skills
Assembly
65%
BASIC Family (Visual Basic VB.NET,...
95%
C Family (C, C++, C# Visual C, ...
90%
Delphi
70%
Java
75%
Microsoft Visual Studio
90%
Pascal
80%
Web Development Skills
CSS
75%
HTML
95%
JavaScript
80%
PHP
90%
Content Management Systems(CMS)
Drupal
65%
Joomla
95%
PHPfox
85%
WordPress
75%
Technical Skills
Microcontroller-based systems

Design and Programming of Microcontroller-based systems (Hardware: AVR families, PIC families…. Language: Assembly, C, Basic Bascom, Codevision Proteus Simulation Verilog HDL

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows
Linux
Mac OS
Familiar with Android App Development (Android Studio, MIT App Inventor, ADT for Eclipse IDE).

Utilities

Expert in Matlab Programming & Simulation. (Image Proccessing and Machine Vision..)Familiar with SolidWorks, AutoCAD ,...

Scientific Societies Membership:
  • Afra Vahidi Shams افرا وحیدی شمس

    Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

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  • Afra Vahidi Shams افرا وحیدی شمس

    Member of Iranian Society of Mechatronics Engineers.

    www.iranmechatronics.ir
  • Afra Vahidi Shams افرا وحیدی شمس

    Member of Iranian Organization for Engineering Order of Building.

    www.irceo.net
  • Afra Vahidi Shams افرا وحیدی شمس

    Member of Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    www.iaeee-iran.org
  • Afra Vahidi Shams افرا وحیدی شمس

    Laboratory of Robotic Research, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nooshirvani Institute of Technology.




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  • Email: afra@vahidishams.ir
  • Phone: +98 911 325 3512
  • Website: www.vahidishams.ir
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