# Talks and presentations

See a map of all the places I've given a talk!

## Gradio Applied ML Group - Intro to RL

August 26, 2020

Talk, Virtual, Pittsburgh, PA

I gave a virtual talk at Gradio.app on the basics of RL, using OpenAI’s recent paper “Learning Dextrous In-Hand Manipulation” with Dactyl as an example RL application.

[Slides]

## PyData Khobar - ML for Quran Recitation

June 01, 2020

Talk, Virtual, Khobar, KSA

I gave a virtual talk on the end-to-end machine learning problem for automatic speech recognition. Specifically, I went over what we did at Tarteel as we navigated the entire ML pipeline, tackling a novel problem and constructing an entirely new dataset.

[Slides]  [Video]

## IEEE RAS: ROS 201 Workshop

March 21, 2019

Workshop, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

I gave an an intermediate workshop on ROS hosted by IEEE RAS. We covered more advanced topics related to ROS like launch files and dynamic parameter configuration. We demonstrated how to control a robot arm using ROS actions and tune control parameters using dynamic configuration.

[Slides]

## ME 5250 - Matlab Robotics Toolbox

March 13, 2019

Workshop, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

ME 5250: Robot Mechanics and Control is a graduate level course on the kinematics, dynamics, control, and programming of robot manipulators. Early on in the course, I gave a workshop on how to model simple 6-DOF manipulators in Matlab using the Robotics Toolbox. We covered the following topics:

## IEEE RAS: ROS 101 Workshop

January 29, 2019

Workshop, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

I gave an introductory workshop on ROS hosted by IEEE RAS. The workshop went over the basic concepts of robotics and what a robot is. We covered the different components of ROS including:

[Slides]

## Arcelik: ROS 101 Workshop

May 01, 2017

Workshop, Arcelik Cayirova HQ, Istanbul, Turkey

I gave a workshop at the Arcelik R&D HQ on the basics of ROS. The goal was to introduce engineers to the usage of ROS communication protocols on embedded systems and MCUs using rosserial.

## iRobot: ROS 101 Workshop

May 01, 2017

Workshop, iRobot HQ, Bedford, Massachusetts

I gave a workshop at the iRobot HQ on the basics of ROS. The goal was to orient engineers how to use ROS to work with the Roomba using it’s serial port for prototyping projects.