"It is all about progress, 

not perfection."

Pouya Pourakbarian Niaz


I am an M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Koç University, Istanbul. I was a research and teaching assistant in Koc University, where I received full scholarship for my studies from TUBITAK, and later from the KUIS AI Center, in which I was a graduate research fellow.

My M.Sc. thesis was about using AI for reducing human effort while maximizing efficiency and stability in human-robot collaborative tasks involving contact with stiff environments.

My dream is to use AI and Robotics to to help improve/augment humans and industries by building intelligent robots that assist/augment humans, or robots that help industries work smarter. My general areas of interest span Robotics, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, Learning-Based Planning & Control, Human-Robot Interaction, etc.

I am looking for Ph.D. positions and internships in related fields in research-oriented universities, where I can put myself to good use for the betterment of mankind's future and the advancement of technology. 

I am forever open to suggestions, criticism, comments and remarks, questions, challenges, and ideas.

I strongly cherish cooperation in scientific, academic, and extracurricular projects, cooperation for job and business, cooperation for experimental studies, and anything that can help me be useful and become a part of something bigger than myself. If you have anything useful that might require my help or assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.