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Taskin Padir

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Khoury College Courtesy Appointment

Taskin Padir


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
527 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Taskin Padir, 409 DA
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Modeling and control of robot systems
  • Human-in-the-loop robot control
  • Realization of medical cyber-physical systems


  • PhD in electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University
  • MS in electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University
  • BS in electrical and computer engineering, Middle East Technical University


Taskin Padir is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, with a courtesy appointment at Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He received his PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. Additionally, he holds a BS in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He is the director of Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab). His projects have been sponsored by NSF, NASA, DARPA, AFRL, and many industry partners. Padir led project teams for the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, SmartAmerica Challenge, and the DARPA Robotics Challenge. He presented at the Innovation on the Edge: Accelerating Solutions in the Fight Against Ebola event hosted by OSTP and USAID at the White House in 2015 and organized and hosted OSTP/NRI Workshop on Safety Robotics for Ebola Workers in 2014. A team led by Padir was recently selected to receive one of NASA’s humanoid robot Valkyrie for research and development.