Sahba Aghajani Pedram
I am a PhD candidate at UCLA, working with
Dr. Jacob Rosen in the
Bionic Lab. My PhD research focuses on developing intelligent algorithms which would enable
the next generation of surgical robotics to go beyond teleoperation. In particular, I am exploring Automation of Surgical Subtasks as well as
Robot Surgeon Collaboration for various surgical scenarios including suturing, tissue grasping and manipulation, and tissue dissection.
I received my MSc under the supervision of Dr. Peter Berkelman
and Dr. Roberta Klatzky where I worked on novel haptic rendering algorithms and compact teleoperated surgical robot. Prior to that, I obtained my BSc from
Sharif University of Technology where I spent more than a year working on Sina telesurgery system. During my masters, I have also interned
at Johns Hopkins University
where I worked on shape sensing of a surgical continuum manipulator using FBG sensors under the supervision of
Dr. Mehran Armand and Dr. Russell Taylor.
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