Publications

  • [PDF] K. Ghazi-Zahedi, “Nmode — neuro-module evolution,” arxiv, arXiv:1701.05121, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{Ghazi-Zahedi2017aNMODE,
    Author = {Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi},
    Institution = {arxiv},
    Number = {arXiv:1701.05121},
    PDF= {https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.05121},
    Title = {NMODE -- Neuro-MODule Evolution},
    Year = {2017}}
  • K. Ghazi-Zahedi, R. Deimel, G. Montúfar, V. Wall, and O. Brock, “Morphological computation: the good, the bad, and the ugly,” in Iros 2017, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Ghazi-Zahedi2017aMorphological,
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan and Deimel, Raphael and Mont{\'u}far, Guido and Wall, Vincent and Brock, Oliver},
    Booktitle = {IROS 2017},
    Date-Added = {2017-06-20 17:05:32 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2017-08-03 21:20:05 +0000},
    Title = {Morphological Computation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly},
    Year = {2017}}
  • [PDF] [DOI] K. Ghazi-Zahedi, C. Langer, and N. Ay, “Morphological computation: synergy of body and brain,” Entropy, vol. 19, iss. 9, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ghazi-Zahedi2017bMorphological,
    Abstract = {There are numerous examples that show how the exploitation of the body's physical properties can lift the burden of the brain. Examples include grasping, swimming, locomotion, and motion detection. The term Morphological Computation was originally coined to describe processes in the body that would otherwise have to be conducted by the brain. In this paper, we argue for a synergistic perspective, and by that we mean that Morphological Computation is a process which requires a close interaction of body and brain. Based on a model of the sensorimotor loop, we study a new measure of synergistic information and show that it is more reliable in cases in which there is no synergistic information, compared to previous results. Furthermore, we discuss an algorithm that allows the calculation of the measure in non-trivial (non-binary) systems.},
    Article = {456},
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan and Langer, Carlotta and Ay, Nihat},
    Doi = {10.3390/e19090456},
    Issn = {1099-4300},
    Journal = {Entropy},
    Number = {9},
    Title = {Morphological Computation: Synergy of Body and Brain},
    Url = {http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/19/9/456},
    Pdf = {http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/19/9/456/pdf},
    Volume = {19},
    Year = {2017}}
  • [PDF] K. Ghazi-Zahedi, D. F. B. Haeufle, G. F. Montufar, S. Schmitt, and N. Ay, “Evaluating morphological computation in muscle and dc-motor driven models of hopping movements,” Frontiers in robotics and ai, vol. 3, iss. 42, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ghazi-Zahedi2016aEvaluating,
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan and Haeufle, Daniel F.B. and Montufar, Guido Francisco and Schmitt, Syn and Ay, Nihat},
    Issn = {2296-9144},
    Journal = {Frontiers in Robotics and AI},
    Number = {42},
    Title = {Evaluating Morphological Computation in Muscle and DC-motor Driven Models of Hopping Movements},
    PDF = {http://www.frontiersin.org/computational_intelligence/10.3389/frobt.2016.00042/abstract},
    Volume = {3},
    Year = {2016}}
  • [PDF] G. Montúfar, K. Ghazi-Zahedi, and N. Ay, “A theory of cheap control in embodied systems,” Plos comput biol, vol. 11, iss. 9, p. e1004427, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Montufar2015aA-Theory,
    Author = {Mont{\'u}far, Guido AND Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan AND Ay, Nihat},
    Journal = {PLoS Comput Biol},
    Month = {09},
    Number = {9},
    Pages = {e1004427},
    Publisher = {Public Library of Science},
    Title = {A Theory of Cheap Control in Embodied Systems},
    PDF = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1004427},
    Volume = {11},
    Year = {2015}}
  • [PDF] K. Ghazi-Zahedi and J. Rauh, “Quantifying morphological computation based on an information decomposition of the sensorimotor loop,” in Proceedings of the 13th european conference on artificial life (ecal 2015), 2015, p. 70—77.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Ghazi-Zahedi2015bQuantifying,
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan and Rauh, Johannes},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2015)},
    Month = {July},
    Pages = {70---77},
    Read = {1},
    Title = {Quantifying Morphological Computation based on an Information Decomposition of the Sensorimotor Loop},
    PDF = {https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/content/ecal2015/ch017.html},
    Year = {2015}}
  • [PDF] G. Montufar, N. Ay, and K. Ghazi-Zahedi, “A framework for cheap universal approximation in embodied systems,” Corr, vol. abs/1407.6836, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Montufar2014aA-Framework,
    Author = {Guido Montufar and Nihat Ay and Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi},
    Bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org},
    Biburl = {http://dblp.uni-trier.de/rec/bib/journals/corr/MontufarAG14},
    Journal = {CoRR},
    Title = {A Framework for Cheap Universal Approximation in Embodied Systems},
    PDF = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.6836},
    Volume = {abs/1407.6836},
    Year = {2014}}
  • [PDF] N. Ay and K. Zahedi, “On the causal structure of the sensorimotor loop,” in Guided self-organization: inception, M. Prokopenko, Ed., Springer, 2014, vol. 9.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Ay2014aOn-the-causal,
    Author = {Ay, Nihat and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {Guided Self-Organization: Inception},
    Editor = {Prokopenko, Mikhail},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    Series = {Emergence, Complexity and Computation},
    Title = {On the causal structure of the sensorimotor loop},
    PDF = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-53734-9_9},
    Volume = {9},
    Year = {2014}}
  • [PDF] G. Montufar, N. Ay, and K. Zahedi, “Expressive power of conditional restricted boltzmann machines for sensorimotor control,” Corr, vol. abs/1402.3346, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{DBLP:journals/corr/MontufarAZ14,
    Author = {Guido Montufar and Nihat Ay and Keyan Zahedi},
    Bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org},
    Biburl = {http://dblp.uni-trier.de/rec/bib/journals/corr/MontufarAZ14},
    Journal = {CoRR},
    Title = {Expressive Power of Conditional Restricted Boltzmann Machines for Sensorimotor Control},
    PDF = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.3346},
    Volume = {abs/1402.3346},
    Year = {2014}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi and N. Ay, “Quantifying morphological computation,” Entropy, vol. 15, iss. 5, pp. 1887-1915, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Zahedi2013aQuantifying,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and Ay, Nihat},
    Issn = {1099-4300},
    Journal = {Entropy},
    Number = {5},
    Pages = {1887--1915},
    Title = {Quantifying Morphological Computation},
    PDF = {http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/5/1887},
    Volume = {15},
    Year = {2013}}
  • [PDF] N. Ay and K. Zahedi, “Causal effects for prediction and deliberative decision making of embodied systems,” in Advances in cognitive neurodynamics (iii), Y. Yamaguchi, Ed., Springer Netherlands, 2013, pp. 499-506.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Ay2013aCausal,
    Author = {Ay, Nihat and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (III)},
    Editor = {Yamaguchi, Yoko},
    Isbn = {978-94-007-4791-3},
    Language = {English},
    Pages = {499-506},
    Publisher = {Springer Netherlands},
    Title = {Causal Effects for Prediction and Deliberative Decision Making of Embodied Systems},
    PDF = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4792-0_67},
    Year = {2013}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi, G. Martius, and N. Ay, “Linear combination of one-step predictive information with an external reward in an episodic policy gradient setting: a critical analysis,” Frontiers in psychology, vol. 4, iss. 801, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Zahedi2013aLinear,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and Martius, Georg and Ay, Nihat},
    Issn = {1664-1078},
    Journal = {Frontiers in Psychology},
    Number = {801},
    Title = {Linear combination of one-step predictive information with an external reward in an episodic policy gradient setting: a critical analysis},
    PDF = {http://www.frontiersin.org/cognitive_science/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00801/abstract},
    Volume = {4},
    Year = {2013}}
  • [PDF] N. Ay and K. Zahedi, “An information theoretic approach to intention and deliberative decision-making of embodied systems,” in Advances in cognitive neurodynamics iii, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Ay2013aAn-Information,
    Address = {Heidelberg},
    Author = {Ay, Nihat and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {Advances in cognitive neurodynamics III},
    PDF = {MIS Preprint 2011/22 http://www.mis.mpg.de/preprints/2011/preprint2011_22.pdf},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    Title = {An Information Theoretic Approach to Intention and Deliberative Decision-Making of Embodied Systems},
    Year = {2013}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi, N. Ay, and R. Der, “Higher coordination with less control — a result of information maximization in the sensori-motor loop,” Adaptive behavior, vol. 18, iss. 3–4, pp. 338-355, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Zahedi2010aHigher,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and Ay, Nihat and Der, Ralf},
    Eprint = {http://adb.sagepub.com/content/18/3-4/338.full.pdf+html},
    PDF = {http://adb.sagepub.com/content/18/3-4/338.full.pdf+html},
    URL = {http://adb.sagepub.com/content/18/3-4/338.full.pdf+html},
    Journal = {Adaptive Behavior},
    Number = {3--4},
    Pages = {338--355},
    Title = {Higher coordination with less control -- A result of information maximization in the sensori-motor loop},
    PDF = {http://adb.sagepub.com/content/18/3-4/338.abstract},
    Volume = {18},
    Year = {2010}}
  • [PDF] K. M. Ghazi-Zahedi, “Self-regulating neurons. a model for synaptic plasticity in artificial recurrent neural networks,” PhD Thesis, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @phdthesis{Ghazi-Zahedi2009aSelf-Regulating,
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan Mahmoud},
    School = {Univeristy of Osnabr{\"u}ck},
    Title = {Self-Regulating Neurons. A model for synaptic plasticity in artificial recurrent neural networks},
    PDF = {https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2009020616},
    Year = {2009}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi, A. von Twickel, and F. Pasemann, “Yars: a physical 3d simulator for evolving controllers for real robots,” in Simpar 2008, 2008, p. 71—82.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Zahedi2008aYARS:,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and von Twickel, Arndt and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {SIMPAR 2008},
    Editor = {Stefano Carpin and Itsuki Noda and Enrico Pagello and Monica Reggiani and Oskar von Stryk},
    Pages = {71---82},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    Series = {LNAI 5325},
    PDF = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-89076-8_11},
    Title = {YARS: A Physical 3D Simulator for Evolving Controllers for Real Robots},
    Year = {2008}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi and F. Pasemann, “Adaptive behavior control with self-regulating neurons,” in 50 years of artificial intelligence, M. Lungarella, F. Iida, J. Bongard, and R. Pfeifer, Eds., Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2007, pp. 196-205.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Zahedi2007aAdaptive,
    Address = {Berlin Heidelberg},
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {50 Years of Artificial Intelligence},
    Editor = {Lungarella, M. and Iida, F. and Bongard, J. and Pfeifer, R.},
    Pages = {196--205},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    Series = {Festschrift, LNAI 4850},
    Title = {Adaptive Behavior Control with Self-regulating Neurons},
    Type = {Chapter},
    PDF = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77296-5_19},
    Year = {2007}}
  • [PDF] I. Markelić and K. Zahedi, “An evolved neural network for fast quadrupedal locomotion,” in Advances in climbing and walking robots, proceedings of 10th international conference (CLAWAR 2007), 2007, pp. 65-72.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Markelic2007aAn-Evolved,
    Author = {Markeli{\'c}, Irene and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {Advances in Climbing and Walking Robots, Proceedings of 10th International Conference {(CLAWAR 2007)}},
    Editor = {Xie, Ming and Dubowsky, Steven},
    Note = {Singapore 16-18 July 2007},
    Pages = {65--72},
    Publisher = {World Scientific Publishing Company},
    PDF = {http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789812770189_0009},
    Title = {An Evolved Neural Network for Fast Quadrupedal Locomotion},
    Year = {2007}}
  • K. Zahedi, M. Hülse, and F. Pasemann, “Evolution nicht-linearer Kontroller fuer mobile Roboter in dynamischen Umgebungen,” Atp – automatisierungstechnische praxis, vol. 10, pp. 94-100, 2004.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Zahedi2004aEvolution,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and H{\"u}lse, Martin and Pasemann, Frank},
    Journal = {atp - automatisierungstechnische praxis},
    Pages = {94--100},
    Read = {Yes},
    Timestamp = {2005.11.24},
    Title = {{E}volution nicht-linearer {K}ontroller fuer mobile {R}oboter in dynamischen {U}mgebungen},
    Volume = {10},
    Year = {2004}}
  • [PDF] B. Klaassen, K. Zahedi, and F. Pasemann, “A modular approach to construction and control of walking robots,” in Robotik 2004, 2004, pp. 633-640.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Klaassen2004aA-Modular,
    Author = {Klaassen, Bernhard and Zahedi, Keyan and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {Robotik 2004},
    Pages = {633--640},
    Series = {VDI-Berichte 1841},
    PDF = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236165271_A_Modular_Approach_to_Construction_and_Control_of_Walking_Robots},
    Title = {A Modular Approach to Construction and Control of Walking Robots},
    Year = {2004}}
  • [PDF] K. Zahedi, M. Hülse, and F. Pasemann, “Evolving neurocontrollers in the robocup domain,” in Robotik 2004, 2004, pp. 63-70.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Zahedi2004aEvolving,
    Author = {Zahedi, Keyan and H{\"u}lse, Martin and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {Robotik 2004},
    Pages = {63--70},
    Series = {VDI-Berichte 1841},
    PDF = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236165268_Evolving_Neurocontrollers_in_the_RoboCup_Domain},
    Title = {Evolving Neurocontrollers in the RoboCup Domain},
    Year = {2004}}
  • [PDF] F. Pasemann, M. Hild, and K. Zahedi, “So(2)-networks as neural oscillators,” in Computational methods in neural modeling, proceedings iwann 2003, Berlin, 2003, pp. 144-151.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Pasemann2003aSO2-Networks,
    Address = {Berlin},
    Author = {Pasemann, Frank and Hild, Manfred and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {Computational Methods in Neural Modeling, Proceedings IWANN 2003},
    Editor = {Mira, J. and Alvarez, JR},
    Pages = {144--151},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    PDF = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F3-540-44868-3_19},
    Series = {LNCS 2686},
    Title = {SO(2)-Networks as Neural Oscillators},
    Year = {2003}}
  • [PDF] F. Pasemann, M. Hülse, and K. Zahedi, “Evolved neurodynamics for robot control,” in European symposium on artificial neural networks, 2003, pp. 439-444.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Pasemann2003aEvolved,
    Author = {Pasemann, Frank and H{\"u}lse, Martin and Zahedi, Keyan},
    Booktitle = {European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks},
    Editor = {Verleysen, M.},
    Pages = {439--444},
    Publisher = {D-side publications},
    PDF = {https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keyan_Ghazi-Zahedi/publication/221165483_Evolved_Neurodynamics_for_Robot_Control/links/0912f50ab52b299a1a000000.pdf},
    Title = {Evolved Neurodynamics for Robot Control},
    Year = {2003}}
  • [PDF] M. Hülse, K. Zahedi, and F. Pasemann, “Representing robot-environment interactions by dynamical features of neuro-controllers,” in Anticipatory behavior in adaptive learning systems, M. v. Butz, O. Sigaud, and P. Gérard, Eds., Springer, 2003, pp. 222-242.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Hulse2003aRepresenting,
    Author = {H{\"u}lse, Martin and Zahedi, Keyan and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems},
    Editor = {Butz, M.v and Sigaud, O. and G{\'e}rard, P.},
    Pages = {222--242},
    Publisher = {Springer},
    Series = {LNAI 2684},
    PDF={http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-45002-3_13},
    Title = {Representing Robot-Environment Interactions by Dynamical Features of Neuro-Controllers},
    Year = {2003}}
  • R. Breithaupt, J. Dahnke, K. Zahedi, J. Hertzberg, and F. Pasemann, “Robo-salamander – an approach for the benefit of both robotics and biology,,” in 5th international conference on climbing and walking robots, 2002, pp. 55-62.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Breithaupt2002aRobo-Salamander,
    Author = {Breithaupt, Ralph and Dahnke, Jochen and Zahedi, Keyan and Hertzberg, Joachim and Pasemann, Frank},
    Booktitle = {5th international Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots},
    Pages = {55-62},
    Title = {Robo-Salamander - an approach for the benefit of both robotics and biology,},
    Year = {2002}}
  • [PDF] K. M. Ghazi-Zahedi, “Analysis and visualistion of social networks,” Diplom Thesis Master Thesis, 2001.
    [Bibtex]
    @mastersthesis{Ghazi-Zahedi2001aAnalysis,
    Author = {Ghazi-Zahedi, Keyan Mahmoud},
    School = {Universitiy of T{\"u}bingen},
    PDF = {https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2009020616},
    Title = {Analysis and Visualistion of Social Networks},
    Type = {Diplom Thesis},
    Year = {2001}}