Sina Shafaei, M.Sc.


Room: MI 03.07.057

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Address: Institut für Informatik IV Technische Universität München Boltzmannstraße 3 85748 Garching bei München, Germany

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Curriculum Vitae

  • (2017 - Now) Research Assistant, Chair of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems, TUM
  • (2013 - 2016) Master in Informatics, Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • (2008 - 2013) Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

Open Thesis Topics / Guided Research

Are you interested in Autonomous Driving? Emotion Recognition Systems? Federated Learning? or Ensuring Safety of Machine Learning-based Systems inside intelligent cars? Do you also have any relevant background and would like to get your hands dirty on some challenging topics? Then shoot me an email! Don't forget to attach your CV and the list of the related work you've done before

Thesis Supervision


  • Guided Research: Minimizing the Learning Time in Reinforcement Learning-based Applications, Ramiro Andres Medina Moreno (start: March 2018)

  • Guided Research: Ensuring Safety of Machine Learning-based Systems (case study: autonomous driving), Saasha Nair (start: March 2018)

  • Guided Research: Enabling Federated Learning for E/E Architectures of Intelligent Cars, Spandana Kanadam (start: May 2018)

  • Master Thesis: Enabling Federated Learning for Dynamic Driving in Autonomous Vehicles, Ankit Pulkit, (start: June 2018)

  • Master Thesis: Balancing Engagement and Distraction Level of Driver in Highly Automated Driving using Interactive Infotainment Systems, Christina Kopp (start: April 2018)

  • Master Thesis: [External @MIT] Emotion Detection Through Speech Analysis in Resource Poor Environments, Felix Lachenmaier (start: June 2018)

  • Bachelor Thesis: Safety Limiter Architecture for Neural Network-based Applications in Autonomous Driving, Franziska Schwaiger (start: April 2018)

  • Bachelor Thesis: Developing a Smart Wiper System Adaptive to the Drivers' Behavior based on SVM, Deborah Höltje (start: March 2018)



  • Guided Research: Emotion Recognition System for Evaluating the Comfort Level of the Occupants in an Autonomous Car , Mesut Kuscu (November 2017-April 2018)

  • Master Thesis: Driver-Behavior Modeling Based on Deep Learning for Automated Emotion Recognition, Mesut Kuscu, (April 2018 - August 2018)

  • Master Thesis: A Behavior-based Approach for Automotive Emotion Recognition Systems, Tahir Hacizade (January 2018 - August 2018)

  • Master Thesis: [External @BMW] Reinforcement Learning-based Comfort Functions in Automotive, Niko Tzioras (December 2017 - August 2018)

  • Master Thesis: [External @BMW] Machine Learning-based Control of a Limited Slip Differential, Ana-Maria Radut (April - October 2017)

  • Bachelor Thesis: A Nueral Network-based Pedestrian Detection System (Case-Study: YOLO), Simon Zachau (November 2017 - April 2018)



  • Mesut Kuscu, Sina Shafaei and Alois Knoll: Abnormal Driver Behavior Detection for Automated Emotion Recognition (Poster). 6th French-German Summer School, Emotion-aware Vehicle Assistants (EVA) 2018, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Sina Shafaei, Fabian Müller, Tim Salzmann, Morteza Hashemi Farzaneh, Stefan Kugele, Alois Knoll: Context Prediction Architectures in Next Generation of Intelligent Cars. 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2018 more… BibTeX
  • Stefan Kugele, David Hettler, Sina Shafaei: Elastic Service Provision for Intelligent Vehicle Functions. 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2018 more… BibTeX


  • Ana Maria Radut, Sina Shafaei: A Regression-based Control Approach for Limited Slip Differencial. TUM (Technical Report), 2017, more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Stefan Kugele, Vadim Cebotari, Mario Gleirscher, Morteza Hashemi Farzaneh, Christoph Segler, Sina Shafaei, Hans-Joerg Voegel, Fridolin Bauer, Alois Knoll, Diego Marmsoler, and Hans-Ulrich Michel: Research challenges for a future-proof e/e architecture - a project statement. 15. Workshop Automotive Software Engineering, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)


  • Farzaneh, Morteza Hashemi; Shafaei, Sina; Knoll, Alois: Formally verifiable modeling of in-vehicle time-sensitive networks (TSN) based on logic programming. 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), IEEE, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)