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Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91101

Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi

Group Leader

Professional Experience

• Robotics Technologist at JPL, Caltech (2016-present)
• Research Staff Engineer (Roboticist), Qualcomm Research (2015-2016)
• Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT (2013-2015)
• PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University (2009-2013)
• Graduate Research Assistant, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University (2010-2013)
• M.Sc./B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Control Systems (2008/2005)


  1. Jason Gibson, Bogdan Vlahov, David Fan, Patrick Spieler, Daniel Pastor, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Evangelos Theodorou, "A Multi-step Dynamics Modeling Framework For Autonomous Driving In Multiple Environments," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 7959-7965, 29 May 2023.
  2. C. Denniston, O. Peltzer, J. Ott, S. Moon, S. Kim, G. Sukhatme, M. Kochenderfer, M. Schwager, A. Agha-mohammadi, "Fast and Scalable Signal Inference for Active Robotic Source Seeking," 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, pp. 7909-7915, 29 May 2023.
  1. X. Lei, T. Kim, N. Marchal, D. Pastor, B. Ridge, F. Scholler, E. Terry, F. Chavez, T. Touma, K. Otsu, B. Morrell, A. Agha-mohammadi, "Early Recall, Late Precision: Multi-Robot Semantic Object Mapping under Operational Constraints in Perceptually-Degraded Environments," 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 2017-2024, 23 October 2022.
  2. Christopher E. Denniston , Yun Chang , Andrzej Reinke , Kamak Ebadi , Gaurav S. Sukhatme , Luca Carlone , Benjamin Morrell , and Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, "Loop Closure Prioritization for Efficient and Scalable Multi-Robot SLAM," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 9651-9658, 02 October 2022.
  3. Kamak Ebadi, Lukas Bernreiter, Harel Biggie, Gavin Catt, Yun Chang, Arghya Chatterjee, Christopher E. Denniston, Simon-Pierre Deschênes, Kyle Harlow, Shehryar Khattak, Lucas Nogueira, Matteo Palieri, Pavel Petráček, Matěj Petrlík, Andrzej Reinke, Vít Krátký, Shibo Zhao, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Kostas Alexis, Christoffer Heckman, Kasra Khosoussi, Navinda Kottege, Benjamin Morrell, Marco Hutter, Fred Pauling, François Pomerleau, Martin Saska, Sebastian Scherer, Roland Siegwart, Jason L. Williams, Luca Carlone, "Present and Future of SLAM in Extreme Underground Environments," To appear in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 02 August 2022.
  4. Yun Chang, Kamak Ebadi, Christopher E. Denniston, Muhammad Fadhil Ginting, Antoni Rosinol, Andrzej Reinke, Matteo Palieri, Jingnan Shi, Arghya Chatterjee, Benjamin Morrell, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Luca Carlone, "LAMP 2.0: A Robust Multi-Robot SLAM System for Operation in Challenging Large-Scale Underground Environments," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 9175-9182, 15 July 2022.
  5. Andrzej Reinke, Matteo Palieri, Benjamin Morrell, Yun Chang, Kamak Ebadi, Luca Carlone, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, "LOCUS 2.0: Robust and Computationally Efficient lidar Odometry for Real-Time Underground 3D Mapping," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 9043-9050, 10 June 2022.
  1. Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, et al., "NeBula: Quest for Robotic Autonomy in Challenging Environments; TEAM CoSTAR at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge," Journal of Field Robotics, 21 March 2021.