March 2020 – Present
University of Virginia

Graduate Research Assistant

Collaborative Robotics Lab

Project: Anticipatory Planning in Human Robot Interaction
August 2017 – December 2019
University of Virginia

Graduate Research Assistant

Dependable Systems and Analytics Lab

Project: Safety in teleoperated robotic surgery
September 2015 – August 2017

Assistant Manager

MGH Group

Recent Publications

[1] 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.

[2] M. S. Yasar and T. Iqbal , “A Scalable Approach to Predict Multi-Agent Motion for Human-Robot Collaboration” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021.

[3] 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.

[4] 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.

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

[7] 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.

[8] 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.


Jun 2019

DSN Travel Grant

Dependable Systems and Networks

Sep 2018

2nd in ECE Poster Session

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