Ellips Masehian is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering, both from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, with honors, and a Ph.D. degree from Tarbiat Modares University. His research is focused on the application of heuristic and intelligent methods to single and multiple robot motion planning problems.