I’m Tara Boroushaki, a fifth year Ph.D student at MIT, advised by Prof. Fadel Adib.

My research interests lie in sensing and mobile technologies with applications in wireless networking, cyber-physical systems (including robotics), and human-computer interaction (HCI). I develop algorithms and build systems for multi-modal sensing to connect, perceive, and interact with the environment in novel ways to enable more efficient, more robust, and more capable mobile, cyber-physical, and cyber-human systems.

My research has been recognized by the Microsoft Research PhD fellowship, the Best Paper Award in IEEE RFID, and the Best Paper Finalist in ACM SenSys. It was chosen as one of the Top 10 AI trends to watch for by The Wall Street Journal and as one of “103 ways MIT is making the world better” by MIT. My research has been covered by multiple news outlets including the BBC, the Boston Globe, and the World Economic Forum. I have built live real-time demos of my systems and demonstrated them to over 100 companies. My research has led to multiple patents that have been licensed to a start-up, Cartesian Systems, which has already deployed them to solve problems in retail and supply chain.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Sharif University of Technology before I joined MIT in 2019.

Tara Boroushaki

  • (2021) M.S. , MIT
  • (2019) B.S. , SUT


12 Sept, 2023

We demo-ed X-AR (real-time) in Sigcomm 2023, NYC

14 June, 2023

Our work on RFID+AR won the Best Paper Award at IEEE RFID 2023!

22 Aprill, 2023

Gave a TEDxMIT talk on Giving Humans and Robots X-Ray Vision

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