Negar Mehr is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford, working with Professor Mac Schwager. She received her PhD in Mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2019. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2013. The focus of her research is to develop learning and control algorithms that enable robots to reason about their interactions for achieving safety and efficiency in multi-agent settings.
Negar was the recipient of the first prize for the best student paper award at the International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2016. She was also the graduate winner of the 2017 WTS-OC (Women Transportation Seminars-Orange County Chapter) scholarship. Negar was recognized as a rising star in EECS, Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Negar will join the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor in August 2020.