Siavash Farzan is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Robotics Engineering Department at WPI. Farzan received his Ph.D. in Robotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021. His research focuses on safety-critical motion planning and control of underactuated robotic systems, while providing formal guarantees on their performance in the presence of modeling uncertainties and disturbances. Farzan brings several years of experience in industry as an Embedded Systems Engineer into classroom. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses and laboratories in the areas of Robotics, Mechatronics, Controls, and Embedded Systems. He has an interest in innovative instructional technologies, and has co-developed the first lab-based online Mechatronics course (hosted on edX), which brings hands-on mechatronics education to anyone around the world who wants to learn.