Soheil Keshmiri, Ph.D

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Soheil Keshmiri, Ph.D
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Soheil investigates the role of neurophysiological signal variability in the emergence of mental states and behaviour and the potential that it can offer to the solution concept of digital markers for neuropsychological disorders.

He is a recipient of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2019, the ATR Research and Development Award for Excellent Research in 2017 and 2019, and Entropy Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2019 and 2020. He is currently a Topic Editor in Sensors, a member of Reviewer Board in Entropy, and a Review Editor in Human-Robot Interaction, Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Service

  • Topic Editor, Sensors (2019-)
  • Reviewer Board (RB), Entropy (2019-)
  • Review Editor, Human-Robot Interaction, Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2019-)
  • Technical Referee
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    • NeuroImage
    • Frontiers in Neuroscience
    • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
    • Scientific Reports 
    • PLOS ONE
    • Neuropsychologia
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, Cybernetics: Systems
    • IEEE Computational Intelligence
    • Symmetry

Patents

  • 2019-052913: This patent relates to computational model of the functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) prefrontal cortex activity in response to verbally communicated content to determine such mental states as perceived difficulty of verbal communication by human subjects.
  • 2018-180946: This patent relates to the design and implementation of a computational model that utilizes the EEG activity of human subjects' brain activity to detect the onset of the hypnotic state and to determine the human subjects' degree of suggestibility during the hypnosis session.

Research Funding

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 2019-2021

Awards

  • Journal Entropy Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020.
  • Journal Entropy Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019.
  • ATR Research and Development Award for Excellent Research 2019.
  • ATR Research and Development Award for Excellent Research 2017.
  • MITACS-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program, 2013.
  • EU-Canada Student Mobility Program, 2010.
  • Precarn AI/GI/CRV/IS, 2008.​

Publications

Journals

[28] Sara Invitto, Soheil Keshmiri, Andrea Mazzatenta, Alberto Grasso, Daniele Romano, Fabio Bona, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Perception of Social Odor and Gender-Related Differences Investigated Through the Use of Transfer Entropy and Embodied Medium, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 15(52), 2021.

[27] Reséndiz-Benhumea, Ekaterina Sangati, Federico Sangati, Soheil Keshmiri, Tom Froese, Shrunken Social Brains? A Minimal Model of the Role of Social Interaction in Neural Complexity, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 15(72), 2021.

[26] Soheil Keshmiri Conditional Entropy: A Potential Digital Marker for Stress, Entropy, 23(3), 2021.

[25] Soheil Keshmiri Robot-Touch Promotes Memory Sensitization, Applied Sciences, 11(5), 2021.

[24] Soheil Keshmiri Entropy and the Brain: An Overview, Entropy, 22(9), 2020.

[23] Soheil Keshmiri Stress Changes the Resting-State Cortical Flow of Information from Distributed to Frontally Directed Patterns, Biology, 9(8), 2020.

[22] Soheil Keshmiri Comparative Analysis of the Permutation and Multiscale Entropies for Quantification of the Brain Signal Variability in Naturalistic Scenarios, Brain Sciences, 10(8), 2020.

[21] Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Kodai Shatani, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Critical Examination of the Parametric Approaches to Analysis of the Non-Verbal Human Behaviour: a Case Study in Facial Pre-Touch Interaction, Applied Sciences, 10(11), 2020.

[20] Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Gentle Versus Strong Touch Classification: Preliminary Results, Challenges, and Potentials , Sensors, 20(11), 2020.

[19] Soheil Keshmiri, Maryam Alimardani, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Kazuo Hiraki, Higher Hypnotic Suggestibility Is Associated with the Lower EEG Signal Variability in Theta, Alpha, and Beta Frequency Bands , PLOS ONE, 15(4), 2020.

[18] Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Emergence of the Affect from the Variation in the Whole-Brain Flow of Information , Brain Sciences, 10(1), 2020.

[17] Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Entropy of the Multi-Channel EEG Recordings Identifies the Distributed Signatures of Negative, Neutral, and Positive Affect in Whole-Brain Variability, Entropy, 21(12), 2019.

[16] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Information Content of Prefrontal Cortex Activity Quantifies the Difficulty of Narrated Stories, Scientific Reports, 9, 17959, 2019.

[15] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Differential Effect of the Physical Embodiment on the Prefrontal Cortex Activity As Quantified by Its Entropy, Entropy, 21(9), 2019.

[14] Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Kodai Shatani, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,  Facial Pre-Touch Space Differentiates the Level of Openness Among Individuals , Scientific Reports, 9, 11924, 2019.

[13] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Older People Prefrontal Cortex Activation Estimates Their Perceived Difficulty of a Humanoid-Mediated Conversation , IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) 4(4), 4108 - 4115, 2019.

[12] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Decoding the Perceived Difficulty of Communicated Contents by Older People: Toward Conversational Robot-Assistive Elderly Care , IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 4(4), 3263 - 3269, 2019.

[11] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Multiscale Entropy Quantifies the Differential Effect of the Medium Embodiment on Older Adults Prefrontal Cortex During the Story Comprehension: a Comparative Analysis , Entropy, 21(2), 2019.

[10] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masataka Okubo, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, An Information-Theoretic Approach to Quantitative Analysis of Correspondence between Skin Blood Flow and Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Measurement in Prefrontal Cortex Activity, Frontiers in Neuroscience , 13, 2019.

[9] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Junya Nakanishi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Bodily-Contact Communication Medium Induces Relaxed Mode of Brain Activity While Increasing Its Dynamical Complexity: A Pilot Study, Frontiers in Psychology , 9, 2018.

[8] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Differential Entropy Preserves Variational Information of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Time Series Associated with Working Memory, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 12, 2018.

[7] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, A Non-parametric Approach to the Overall Estimate of Cognitive Load Using NIRS Time Series, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 2017.

[6] Soheil Keshmiri, Multi-Block Deep Regression With Reinforced Gradients: Modelling the Estimation of Direct Weld Parameters in Automated Welding, Artificial Intelligence Research, 6(1) : 6-15, 2017.

[5] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Opportunistic Model for Multi-Robot Coordination, Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics, 521-563, 2015

[4] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, On Confinement of the Initial Location of an Intruder in Multi-Robot Pursuit Game, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 71(3) : 361-389, 2013

[3] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Multi-Robot Dynamic Task Allocation: a Case Study, Intelligent Service Robotics, 6(3) : 137-154, 2013

[2] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Regression Analysis of Multi-Rendezvous Recharging Route in Multi-Robot Environment, International Journal of Social Robotics, 4(1): 15-27, 2012

[1] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, A centralized framework to multi-robots formation control: Theory and application, Collaborative Agents - Research and Development Volume 6066 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 85-98, 2011

Conference Proceedings

[24] Ekaterina Sangati, Soheil Keshmiri, Federico Sangati, Evolution of Neural Complexity in Division of Labor Tasks, Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2021), Prague, Czech Republic 2021

[23] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, Masahiro Shiomi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Exploring the Causal Modeling of Human-Robot Touch Interaction,  The Eleventh Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2019), Madrid, Spain 2019

[22] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Older People Prefrontal Cortex Activation Estimates Their Perceived Difficulty of a Humanoid-Mediated Conversation,  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'19), Macau, China 2019

[21] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Decoding the Perceived Difficulty of Communicated Contents by Older People: Toward Conversational Robot-Assistive Elderly Care,  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'19), Macau, China 2019

[20] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, Masataka Okubo, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Similarity of the Impact of Humanoid and In-Person Communications on Frontal Brain Activity of Older People,  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'18), Madrid, Spain 2018

[19] Maryam Alimardani, Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Kazuo Hiraki, Classification of EEG Signals for a Hypnotrack BCI System,  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'18), Madrid, Spain 2018

[18] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masataka Okubo, Ryuji Yamazaki, Aya Nakae, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Potential Health Benefit of Physical Embodiment in Elderly Counselling: a Longitudinal Case Study,  International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2018), Miyazaki, Japan 2018

[17] Masataka Okubo, Hidenobu Sumioka, Soheil Keshmiri, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Intimate touch conversation through teleoperated android: Toward enhancement of interpersonal closeness in elderly people, 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), NanJing-Tai’An, China 2018

[16] Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Junya Nakanishi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Emotional State Estimation Using a Modified Gradient-Based Neural Architecture with Weighted Estimates, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'17), Anchorage, USA 2017.

[15] Soheil Keshmiri, Xin Zheng, Lu Wen Feng, Chee Khiang Pang, and Chee Meng Chew, Application of deep neural network in estimation of the weld bead parameters, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'15), Hamburg, Germany 2015

[14] Soheil Keshmiri, Yan Zhi Tan, Xin Zheng, Syeda Mariam Ahmed, Yue Wu, Wen Feng Lu, Chee Meng Chew, and Chee Khiang Pang, Identification and reconstruction of complex weld geometry based on modified entropy, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'15), Hamburg, Germany 2015

[13] Soheil Keshmiri, Yan Zhi Tan, Syeda Mariam Ahmed, Yue Wu, Chee Meng Chew, and Chee Khiang Pang, 3D reconstruction of complex weld geometry based on adaptive sampling, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM'15), Busan, South Korea 2015

[12] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Cooperation through mediation in multi-robot pursuit games, 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA'12), Ottowa, Canada 2012

[11] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Cooperative dynamic task-allocation through iterative agents' costs permutations, 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA'12), Ottowa, Canada 2012

[10] Soheil Keshmiri, Multi-robot, multi-rendezvous recharging paradigm: An opportunistic control strategy, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensor Environment (ROSE'11), Montreal, Canada 2011

[9] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Toward Opportunistic Collaboration in Target Pursuit Problems, Intelligent and Autonomous Systems (AIS'11), Burnaby, B.C., Canada 2011

[8] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Multi-Robot Target Pursuit: Towards an Opportunistic Control Architecture, Eighth International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD'11), Sousse, Tunisia 2011

[7] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Formation coordination with connectivity preservation in presence of obstacles, IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Control Systems (WICS'10), Sinaia, Romania 2010

[6] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Robot navigation controller: a non-parametric regression approach, IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Control Systems (WICS'10), Sinaia, Romania 2010

[5] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Isogonic Formation with Connectivity Preservation for a Team of Holonomic Robots in a Cluttered Environment, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Toronto, Canada 2010

[4] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, An Optimal Orthogonal Recharging Route Planner: A Multi-Robots, Multi-Rendezvous Recharging Scheme, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE'10), Vancouver, Canada 2010

[3] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Multi-robots, multi-locations recharging paradigm: a regression route technique, The 14th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (IASTED'09), Boston, USA 2009

[2] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, An Overview of Mobile Robotic Agents' Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments, The 14th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (IASTED'09), Boston, USA 2009

[1] Soheil Keshmiri and Shahram Payandeh, Mobile Robotic Agents Motion Planning in Dynamic Environment: a Catalogue, Technical Report (Internal), Experimental Robotics Laboratory, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University , Burnaby, B.C., Canada 2009