Mahsoo Salimi

Mahsoo is Futuristic and Biocurious, she is interested in Swarm Robotics, Computer Vision, and Human Swarm Interaction (HSI). Her current research is bridging machine learning, control theory, and swarm robotics to create dynamic and visceral relationships between the human, robots, and AI.

Affiliations: Simon Fraser University, SIAT
Position: Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate
Topic: Distributed Control & Human Swarm Interaction

Interests: Computer Vision, AI in Robotics, Swarm and Soft Robotics

Projects: Liminal Scape, Liminal Tones (A / Autumn Swarm, B/ Rain Dream), Liminal Actions


2021 | Salimi, M., Pasquier, P. “Deep Reinforcement Learning for Flocking Control of UAVs in Complex Environments.” in 2021 Proceedings of the of the 6th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering (ICRAE).

2021 | Salimi, M.Swarm Systems in Art and Architecture: Taxonomy and State-of-the-Art“. in Proceedings of the Computational Synthesis and Creative Systems series. Springer Nature (2021)


2021 | Salimi, M., Pasquier, P. “Liminal Tones: Swarm Aesthetics and Materiality in Sound Art”. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI’21) (2021)

2021 | Salimi, M., Pasquier, P. “Exploiting Swarm Aesthetics in Sound Art“. in Proceedings of the Art Machines 2: International Symposium on Machine Learning and Art 2021, Art Machines 2 (2021)

2020 | Salimi, M., Abukhodair, N., DiPaola, St., Castellanos, C., Pasquier, P. Liminal Scape, an interactive visual installation with expressive AI. In Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), (2020)

Presentation: Machinic Sense & Sensibility: Expressive AI, ISEA2020: Why Sentience? International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), 2020