Mohammad Azhar

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Assistant Professor
Computer Information Systems


Office: F-930L

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1477

Dr. Azhar is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at CUNY BMCC.

Prof. Azhar has been involved in organizing and teaching numerous teacher training workshops for Educational Robotics programs, after-school robotics clubs, and robotics competitions for students over a decade. He is passionate about getting undergraduate as well as K-12 students involved in solving robotics problems, taking part in robotics research, and competitions that help them realize where they could go with robotics in the real world. His dream is to get students involved in robotics and Cyber Security so they can excel in problem solving and join teams someday that are designing next-generation robots and secured digital world to make our lives better.


Human-Robot Collaboration, Artificial Intelligence,  Educational Robotics, and Cyber Security Education.

Personal Web page


  • Ph.D. Graduate Center, The City University Of New York, Computer Science,

Courses Taught

CIS 455 (Network Security)

Research and Projects

Research Projects:

  • Assistive Robotics Project
  • Educational Robotics Project
  • Cyber Security Education

Grant Projects:

  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program Title III, BMCC Digital Pathways Project (2016-2021)
  • Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (2016-2019)
  • Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP): Institutional Project Retention and Improvements in STEM Education (RISE) Project (2015 – 2017)


  • Azhar, M. Q., & Sklar, E. I. (2017). A study measuring the impact of shared decision making in a human-robot team,The International Journal of Robotics Research
  • Azhar, M. Q., & Sklar, E. I. (2016). Analysis of empirical results on argumentation-based dialogue to support shared decision making in a human-robot team,In Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 25th IEEE International Symposium
  • Azhar, M. Q., Parsons, S., & Sklar, E. (2013, May). An Argumentation-based dialogue system for human-robot collaboration.,In Proceedings of the 2013 international conference on Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • MATLAB Technical Award, Robocup HomeRobotEDU 2018, Luis Marcano, Treeshan Yeadram, Marco Santana, Mentor: Dr. Azhar
  • Best Paper Award, Sixth International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI), 2018

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