Ashkan Mohammadzadeh Jasour

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I received my PhD in Control Systems/Electrical Engineering and PhD minor in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. I also was a Postdoctoral Associate for two years with the Model-based Embedded and Robotic Systems (MERS) group at MIT's CSAIL. 

My goal is to develop new rigorous mathematical tools and algorithms to address challenging problems in Control Systems, Robotics, and Optimization. In particular, my research interests include probabilistic control, chance constrained optimization, stochastic systems, robotic systems, and AI.

Here at MIT, I lead a group of graduate students to develop risk bounded motion planning algorithms for autonomous systems such as self-driving vehicles, underwater vehicles, autonomous airplanes, and robotic arms.


(Founder/Instructor)  MIT 16.S498: Risk Aware and Robust Nonlinear Planning, Fall2019,,