Tohid Alizadeh, PhD [CV]

Department: Robotics and Mechatronics
Position: Assistant Professor
Office: 7e.317
Email: Tohid.alizadeh@nu.edu.kz
Phone: +7 (7172) 694665


2014 – Ph.D. University of Genova – Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy

2007 – M.Sc. Petroleum University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

2004 – B.Sc. Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran


Dr. Alizadeh is an assistant professor in the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at Nazarbayev University’s School of Science and Technology. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sahand university of technology, Tabriz, Iran in 2004 and his M.Sc. in Automation and Instrumentation Engineering from Petroleum university of technology in 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he was a faculty member of Electrical Engineering department in Bonab University, Bonab, Iran. Dr. Alizadeh received his Ph.D. degree in 2014 from University of Genova and Italian institute of technology (IIT), Genova, Italy and afterwards he joined the department of robotics and mechatronics as a faculty member.

Together with his co-authors, Dr. Alizadeh was CoTeSys cognitive robotics best paper award finalist in IROS 2013. His research interests include robot programming by demonstration (also known as imitation learning), applied machine learning in the field of robotics, human-robot interaction and statistical modeling of human movements.


Robot programming by demonstration – Applied Machine Learning– Statistical Modeling – Human-Robot Interaction


1. T. Alizadeh, S. Calinon, and DG. Caldwell, “Learning from demonstrations with partially observable task parameters”, IEEE International conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31-June 5, 2014.

2. S. Calinon, T. Alizadeh, and DG. Caldwell, “On improving the extrapolation capability of task-parameterized movement models”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 3-7 November, 2013 (CoTeSys cognitive robotics best paper award finalist).

3. S. Calinon, Z. Li, T. Alizadeh, NG. Tsagarakis, and DG. Caldwell, “Statistical dynamical systems for skills acquisition in humanoids”, IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Osaka, Japan, 28-30 November, 2012.

4. S. Calinon, Z. Li, T. Alizadeh, NG. Tsagarakis, and DG. Caldwell, “Teaching of bimanual skills in a compliant humanoid robot”, 5th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR), Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 October, 2012.

5. A. Alizadeh, T. Alizadeh, and Z.Daie, “Optimal threshold selection for online verification of Signature”, IMECS international conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Hong-Kong, March 2010.