Yasamin Mostofi received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. She is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Yasamin is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, and the IEEE 2012 Outstanding Engineer Award of Region 6 (more than 10 Western U.S. states), among other awards. Her research is on mobile sensor networks. Current research thrusts include X-ray vision for robots, communication-aware robotics, human-robot networks, RF sensing, see-through imaging, and occupancy estimation. Her research has appeared in several reputable news outlets such as BBC, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Engadget, and NSF Science360.