I am a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and robotics. I am particularly interested in finding solutions to fluent interactions between human and robots via inferring human preferences and predicting human motion.
BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, minor in CS, 2015
 M. S. Yasar and T. Iqbal , “Improving Human Motion Prediction Through Continual Learning” ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Lifelong Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction (LEAP-HRI) Workshop, 2021.
 M. S. Yasar and T. Iqbal , “A Scalable Approach to Predict Multi-Agent Motion for Human-Robot Collaboration” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021.
 S. M. Preum, S. Munir, M. Ma, M. S. Yasar, D.J. Stone, R. Williams, H. Alemzadeh, J.A. Stankovic, “A Review of Cognitive Assistants for Healthcare: Trends, Prospects, and Future Directions” ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 2021.
 M. S. Yasar and H. Alemzadeh , “Real-Time Context-aware Detection of Unsafe Events in Robot-Assisted Surgery” 50th IEEE/IFIP Int. Conf. on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2020.
 K. Hutchinson, M.S. Yasar, H. Bhatia and H. Alemzadeh,“A Reactive Autonomous Camera Systemfor the RAVEN II Surgical Robot,” International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), 2020.,Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Apr 2020.
 M. S. Yasar, D. Evans and H. Alemzadeh , “Context-aware Monitoring in Robotic Surgery,” International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), 2019., Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Apr 2019.
 M. S. Yasar, M. T. Rashid and M. K. Rhaman, “Digitization of the Entire Traffic System and Mitigation of the Ongoing Traffic Crisis Across Cities of Developing Nations,” IEEE TENCON 2015 - 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Macau, China Nov 2015.
 M. S.Yasar and M. T. Rashid, “Implementation of dynamic traffic light controllers using artificial neural networks to diminish traffic ordeals”, European Modelling Symposium, Madrid, Spain Oct 2015.