Sahar Asadi

Sahar Asadi

I am a Ph.D. student at the AASS Research Centre, Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab, since January 2009. I started my research at AASS on Gas Distribution Modelling and Sensor Planning as part of the DIADEM project. Before, I finished my Master studies in Computer Science from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2008. My main research was on Pattern Finding and Alignment of Biological Network. I received my Bachelor degree from the same university in 2006. During my Bachelor studies, my main research was on Distributed AI.

Research Interests

I’m interested in utilizing Statistical Learning methods to study Olfaction problems such as Gas Distribution Modelling and Multi-Objective Sensor Planning. My general field of interests are:

  • Machine Olfaction,
  • Machine Learning methods for Gas Distribution Modelling and Multi-Objective Sensor Planning,
  • Computer Vision,
  • Learning methods for Computational Biology, especially Pattern Finding in Biological Networks,
  • Distributed Artificial Intelligence.

Teaching and Supervision Experiences

  • Teaching Assistant of Programming Methodology (in C++), Undergraduate course, Orebro University, Fall 2011.
  • Lab Teaching for Introduction to Mobile Robotics, Undergraduate course, Orebro University, Spring 2011.
  • Teaching Assistant of Data Modelling and Machine Learning, Graduate course, Orebro University, Fall 2010.
  • Player/Stage Lab Teaching for Introduction to Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Graduate course, Orebro University, Fall 2009.
  • Supervise of Mithras RoboCup Soccer Simulation Team, Farzanegan High School (NODET), Tehran, Iran, 2005-2006.
  • Teacher of a course on the Algorithm Design for Modelling of Problems with Computer, Farzanegan High School (NODET), Tehran, Iran, 2002-2003.

Organizing Experiences

  • Exec. Committee member, Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup Federation, 2008-2011.
  • Technical Committee member, Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup Federation, 2008-2011.
  • Organizing Committee member, Agents in Real-time and Dynamic Environments Workshop (ARDE) in AAMAS’10, Toronto, 2010.
  • Organizing Chair, Soccer Simulation 3D Competition, IranOpen, Iran, 2009-2011.
  • Organizing Chair, Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup’08, China, 2008.
  • Organizing Committee member, Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup’07, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2007.

Brief CV

I was born in 1983, Tehran, Iran. My high school and secondary school years passed in Farzanegan, which is part of NODET organization, where I became interested in experimental physics and complex systems. In 2001, I started my B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Tehran. There, I joined to the Soccer Simulation 3D team of our university and spent three years on research in the field of Distributed AI methods. After finishing my B.Sc., I went for an internship to AGKI Lab in University of Koblenz, Germany in 2006 working on rescue agent simulation. In the same year, I joined to M.Sc. program in Computer Science at the University of Tehran. My research was focused on Computational Biology, including pattern finding and alignment of biological networks.

Since 2007, I was actively involved in the Executive, Technical and Organizing committees of Soccer Simulation League in both RoboCup Federation and Iranian National Committee of RoboCup.


  • Sixth Place Winner in Soccer Simulation 3D Competitions, RoboCup’05, Osaka, Japan, 2005.
  • Third Place Winner in Soccer Simulation 3D Competitions, RoboCup’04, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004.
  • Diploma from the Eighth International Competition of First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics for the collaboration in the project “Why Do We See Benham’s Colours?”, Poland, 2000.
  • Rouzbeh Prize Winner as the best scientific paper in the Seventh Iranian Students Physics Conference, Hammadan, Iran, Summer 1999.
  • Rouzbeh Prize Winner as the best scientific paper in the Sixth Iranian Students Physics Conference, Kerman Iran, Summer 1998.


Dr. Sahar Asadi

AASS Research Centre
School of Science and Technology
Örebro University
70182 Örebro, Sweden
Phone +46 (0)19 30 30 00


Journal Articles

[1] S. Asadi, H. Fan, V. Hernandez Bennetts and A. Lilienthal. Time-dependent gas distribution modelling. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 96:157-170, 2017BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[2] P. Neumann, S. Asadi, V. Hernandez Bennetts, A. J. Lilienthal and M. Bartholmai. Monitoring of CCS areas using micro unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAVs). Energy Procedia, 37:4182-4190, 2013BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[3] P. P. Neumann, S. Asadi, A. J. Lilienthal, M. Bartholmai and J. H. Schiller. Autonomous gas-sensitive microdrone wind vector estimation and gas distribution mapping. IEEE robotics & automation magazine, 19(1):50-61, 2012BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[4] Z. R. Kashani, H. Ahrabian, E. Elahi, A. Nowzari-Dalini, E. S. Ansari, S. Asadi, S. Mohammadi, F. Schreiber and A. Masoudi-Nejad. Kavosh: a new algorithm for finding network motifs. BMC Bioinformatics, 10(318), 2009BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]

Book Chapters

[1] S. Asadi, M. Reggente, C. Stachniss, C. Plagemann and A. J. Lilienthal. Statistical gas distribution modeling using kernel methods. In Intelligent systems for machine olfaction : tools and methodologies, pages 153-179, 2011BibTeX | DiVA  ]

Refereed Conference and Workshop Articles

[1] S. Asadi and A. Lilienthal. Approaches to Time-Dependent Gas Distribution Modelling. In 2015 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR) 2015BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[2] P. Neumann, S. Asadi, J. H. Schiller, A. J. Lilienthal and M. Bartholmai. An artificial potential field based sampling strategy for a gas-sensitive micro-drone. , pages 34-38, 2011BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]
[3] S. Asadi, C. Badica, T. Comes, C. Conrado, V. Evers, F. Groen, S. Illie, J. Steen Jensen, A. J. Lilienthal, B. Milan, T. Neidhart, K. Nieuwenhuis, S. Pashami, G. Pavlin, J. Pehrsson, R. Pinchuk, M. Scafes, L. Schou-Jensen, F. Schultmann and N. Wijngaards. ICT solutions supporting collaborative information acquisition, situation assessment and decision making in contemporary environmental management problems : the DIADEM approach. In Proceedings of the 25th EnviroInfo Conference Environmental Informatics, pages 920-931, 2011BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]
[4] S. Asadi, S. Pashami, A. Loutfi and A. J. Lilienthal. TD Kernel DM+V : time-dependent statistical gas distribution modelling on simulated measurements. In Olfaction and Electronic Nose : proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN), pages 281-282, 2011BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]
[5] S. Pashami, S. Asadi and A. J. Lilienthal. Integration of OpenFOAM Flow Simulation and Filament-Based Gas Propagation Models for Gas Dispersion Simulation. 2010BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[6] A. J. Lilienthal, S. Asadi and M. Reggente. Estimating predictive variance for statistical gas distribution modelling. In Olfaction and electronic nose : proceedings, pages 65-68, 2009BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]


[1] S. Asadi. Towards Dense Air Quality Monitoring : Time-Dependent Statistical Gas Distribution Modelling and Sensor Planning. Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, Ph.D. Thesis, 2017BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]

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