Iman Soltani

Iman Soltani is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Davis. His research lies at the interface of artificial intelligence (AI), controls and instrumentation focusing on applications in medicine, autonomous driving and manufacturing automation. Prior to joining UC Davis, he worked at the Ford Greenfield Labs in Palo Alto, where he founded and led the advanced automation laboratory.

Soltani received his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has more than 10 patents and 30 journal and conference publications. His research has been featured in the Boston Globe, Elsevier Materials Today, ScienceDaily and MIT News. He has received multiple academic and industry awards for his research, including MIT’s Carl G. Sontheimer Prize and National Instrument’s Engineering Impact Award.

Research interests: deep learning, automation, robotics, medical devices, instrumentation, precision mechatronics.



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