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Ashkan Jasour


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA


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Ashkan Jasour

Robotics Technologist


Ashkan Jasour is a Robotics Technologist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology. Before joining JPL, he was a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on risk-aware planning, control, and optimization under uncertainty for robotic and autonomous systems, with an emphasis on non-Gaussian nonlinear problems. In 2016, he received his PhD in Control Systems/Electrical Engineering and PhD minor in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University. He was also a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).



  • Research Scientist, MIT
  • Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD Minor, Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Sc./B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Control Systems

Professional Experience

  • Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Pilot
  • Robotics Technologist at NASA JPL
  • Research Scientist at MIT
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)