M.Sc. Affan Pervez

Technische Universität München
Dynamic Human-Robot Interaction (Prof. Dongheui Lee)

Karlstraße 45
80333 München

Room: CCRL-II, 5008

Phone: +49(89) 289-26884
Office hours: Please send an email in advance.

Short biography

2010 - 2012 Masters Machine Learning: Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH), Sweden
2005 - 2009 B.E. Mechatronics Engineering National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan


"Machine Learning in Robotics" SS17, SS16, SS15, SS14 - Teaching Assistant

Research interests

  • Intelligent Control / Reinforcemet Learning
  • Machine Vision
  • Unsupervised learning



Journal articles


  1. Learning task-parameterized dynamic movement primitives using mixture of GMMs. Intelligent Service Robotics, 2017.
  2. Motion encoding with unsynchronized trajectories of repetitive teleoperation tasks and extension to shared teleoperation. Transactions on Haptics (under review).


Peer-reviewed conference papers

  1. A fully Autonomus indoor mobile robot using SLAM. IEEEs international conference on Information and Emerging Technologies (ICIET), 2010.
  2. Multi-Optima exploration with adaptive Gaussian mixture models. IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2012)
  3. A Componentwise Simulated Annealing EM Algorithm for Mixtures. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence).
  4. Novel Learning From Demonstration Approach for Repetitive Teleoperation Tasks. IEEE World Haptics, 2017. (Ranked among top 10 papers at the conference)
  5. Learning Deep Movement Primitives using Convolutional Neural Networks, IEEE Humanoids, 2017.

International Workshops

  1. Robotic Calligraphy: Learning From Character Images. 8th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics - HFR 2015.

Master's Thesis

Movement Skill Acquisition using Imitation and Reinforcement Learning.