Paniz Eilkhani received her B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), in 2022. She joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) in the Fall of 2022. She is currently pursuing her M.A.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. Her research focuses on journey reconstruction engines for frictionless travel.
During her school years, Paniz enjoyed solving mathematics and physics problems. She found engineering a growing, challenging, and exciting field. As a result, she decided to study mathematics and physics in high school. After a challenging time preparing for the National Universities Entrance Exam, she ranked 476th among more than 150,000 participants. As a result, she had a broad selection of top-ranked universities, to study any field that she wanted to pursue. Since she was interested in electrical circuits, robotics, and autonomous cars, she chose to study electrical engineering at the Amirkabir University of Technology, the oldest and one of Iran’s most prestigious engineering schools. This also allowed her to be considered a Young Iranian Elite, based on Iran’s national rule. This achievement elevated her self-confidence and proved that she could achieve her goals by working hard.
It took her a while to find her way into the broad area of electrical engineering. In her third year of undergraduate studies, she passed the course “Linear Control Systems,” which fascinated her and helped her realize that control methods are one of the fundamental tools in every field. This led her to choose control systems as her area of interest. Additionally, the “Instrumentation” course gave her a good vision of IoT and autonomous systems, which made her more eager to pursue her education in this field.
As she became passionate about robotics and its application, she joined the Real-Time and Robotic Laboratory of Amirkabir University. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on designing and implementing hybrid force position control, for a wrist rehabilitation robot. For this project, she designed an appropriate adaptive controller for the teleoperation of Amirkabir University’s wrist rehabilitation robot. Considering her passion for keeping up her education and gaining lab experience in autonomous and intelligent systems, she applied to McMaster University.
She is currently pursuing her master’s in electrical engineering at McMaster University, supervised by Dr. Ali Emadi. She joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) in the fall of 2022, and her work involves research in frictionless travel and reconstruction engines.
Besides her academic work, Paniz enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves music and has been playing the piano as a hobby since she was a child.