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Dr. Amir Mohaymen Rahimi, Ph.D.



University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering                                                                                                   Dec 2009 – Dec 2015

Thesis: Sensor Fusion with Latent Dynamic Conditional Random Fields
Adviser: Professor B. S. Manjunath
Research areas: UAV Design, Vision Based Active Control, Machine Learning

Real-Time Image Processing, Probabilistic Graphical Models


M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering                                                                                                    Aug 2007 – Aug 2009


Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA

B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Shreyer Honor)                                                                                              May 2001 – May 2005

B.S. in Computer Engineering (Shreyer Honor)                                                                                             May 2001 – May 2005



Electromagnetic Lab, PSU                                                                                              May 2001 – May 2002 

Project: Software development of test platform for patch antenna

Supervisor: Professor Raj Mitra

Computer Vision Lab, PSU
Project: Face Detection, Tracking, Traffic Monitoring Supervisor: Professor Octavia Camps


Machine Learning Lab, UCSB

Project: Data Mining, Vision Base Tracking
Supervisor: Professor Edward Chang

Vision Research Lab, UCSB
Project: Autonomous micro-UAV Design, Vision Base: Navigation,


Path Optimization, Detection, Classification, Recognition and Tracking.

Supervisor: Professor B. S. Manjunath




“Identifying Color in Motion in Video Sensors”, CVPR 2006

G. Wu, A. Rahimi, K. Goh, C. Tsai, Y. Wu, E. Chang, and Y. Wang


“CORTINA: Searching a 10 Million + Images Database”, VRL, UCSB 2007

E.Gelasca, J. Guzman, S. Gauglitz, P. Ghosh, J. Xu, E. Moxley, A. Rahimi, Z. Bi and B. S. Manjunath


“Distributed Particle Filter Tracking with Online Multiple Instance Learning”, ICIP,

Ni, Z., Sunderrajan, S., Rahimi, A., Manjunath, B. S.


“Particle Filter Tracking with Online Multiple Instance Learning”, ICPR,

 Ni, Z., Sunderrajan, S., Rahimi, A., Manjunath, B. S.


“Marine Biodiversity Classification Using Dropout Regularization”, ICPR,

Rahimi, A. M., Miller, R. J., Fedorov, D. V., Sunderrajan, S., Doheny, B. M., Page, H. M., Manjunath, B. S.


“Features We Trust”, ICIP,
A. Rahimi, Lakshman Nataraj , Manjunath, B. S.


“Micro-UAV Sensor Fusion with LDCRFs in Coronal Plane Estimation”, CVPR,

Rahimi, A. M. , Karthikeyan S., Manjunath, B. S.


“Automatic Tactical Adjustment in Real-Time: Modeling Adversary Formations With

Radon-Cumulative Distribution Transform and Canonical Correlation Analysis”, CVPR,

Rahimi, A. M. , Kolouri S., Bhattacharyya R.


Under Review:
“Implicit vs. Explicit Modeling of Feature Interaction in Aggregation

of Weak Classifiers”, PAMI, Rahimi,

A. M. , Fedorov, D. V., Manjunath, B. S.


“Intent Recognition in Embedded Space for Few Shot Learning”, ICIP,

Rahimi, A. M. , Kwon, H., Hoffmann, H., Kolouri, S.




Geransang Mehr Co.

Oil Mining and Exploration Signal Processing, Image Filtering


Geransang Mehr Co.

ARCGIS Course: Mapping, Segmentation, Geo-Referencing


HRL Laboratories

Urban Object Detection and Recognition



LEAPS Fellow: Teaching science for youth

United Airline: Flight Operational Agent
Fencing Instructor: Santa Barbara City College
Dronetelligence LLC.: Co-Founder, Crop health monitoring,
yield estimation and aerial mapping with autonomous blimps.
Mayachitra Inc.: Research Staff, PI on NAVAIR Project
Image Correspondence Figure of Merit (FOM)
HRL Laboratories LLC.: Research Staff, PI on John Deere residue sensing project, PI on

human intent recognition project, Managed semantic memory team of a autonomous driving

vehicle project. Key member in DARPA projects



Recurrent Neural Networks Framework for Contextual Interaction Predictions

Path Planning Fusion with CCA for Behavior Resolution

Situational Complexity Quantification for Autonomous Systems





• Olympic Candidate and Three time Captain of Iran National Team
• Four time Iranian Presidential Award
• Three time Asian Champion
• Asian Olympic Game Medalist
• Three time All American, NCAA Champion, and full scholarship from PSU

• Olympic candidate and member of British National Team


Flight Experience:
Private Pilot Licence, Currently logged 200+ hours

Skydiving License (A), Currently logged 521 jumps​




May 2002 – May 2004

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Sep 2008 - Dec 2015
Summer 2003
Summer 2004
Summer 2009
2007 - 2009
2009 - 2013
2010 - 2012
2015 - Current
2015 - 2016
2016 - Current
1995 - 2003
1996 - 1999
1996 - 1998
2001 - 2004
2009 - 2013
2003 - 2011
2002 - 2014
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