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Hani Ben Amor

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

Heni Ben Amor, an assistant professor, was previously a research scientist at Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, where he led a project to improve robots for future applications in industrial settings, especially manufacturing. Prior to moving to Georgia Tech, Ben Amor worked with Jan Peters at the Technical University Darmstadt as a postdoctoral scholar. Ben Amor’s research topics focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-robot interaction, robot vision, and automatic motor skill acquisition. He received the highly competitive Daimler-and-Benz Fellowship as well as several best paper awards at major robotics and AI conferences. He also serves on the program committee of various AI and robotics conferences, including AAAI, IJCAI, IROS, and ICRA.

Education

Ph.D. Robotics, Technical University Freiberg, Germany 2010

Research Activity
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 355Intro Theoretical Computer Sci
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 571Artificial Intelligence
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CEN 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
CSE 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CEN 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 591Seminar
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 494Special Topics
CSE 571Artificial Intelligence
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
CEN 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 599Thesis
Honors / Awards

 

  • Daimler-and-Benz Awards for Professors and Postdocs (2012), Acceptance rate: 1.25%
  • Bernhard-v-Cotta Best Dissertation Award (2011)
  • Finalist for Best Dissertation in Computer Science Award/Germany, (2010)
  • TU Freiberg Scientific Excellence Award (2010)
  • Leisler-Kiep Award (2009)
  • IEEE ICRA 2015 Best Paper Award Finalist (2015)
  • IEEE Humanoids 2014 Best Paper Award Finalist (2014)
  • IEEE ROMAN 2014 Kazuo Tanie Award Finalist (2014)
  • IEEE ROMAN 2009 Best Paper Award (2009)
  • ACM CASA Best Paper Award (2008)
  • IEEE Virtual Reality Honorable Mention (2007)