Experience







Currently, I'm working toward my PhD degree at my advisor's (Dr. Milos Hauskrecht) Lab at University of Pittsburgh. Moreover, I have worked for other labs in the university as Research Assisstant as well as for companies in industry as Research Intern. The major areas of my past experience are:

- Machine Learning
- Real-time Image Processing
- Decision Systems
- Recommender Systems
- Natural Language Processing
- Mobile Robotics

Industry



Technicolor Lab, Palo Alto CA
(June 2012 - July 2012)
I was a Research Intern at Technicolor Lab, Palo Alto, CA, where I developed a new Bandit Algorithm for graphs to be applied in recommender systems as well as online advertisement. My mentors were Branislav Kveton and Udi Weinsberg.



Microsoft Research, Redmond WA
(June 2011 - September 2011)
I was a Research Intern at Machine Learning and Applied Statistics (MLAS) group at Microsoft Research lab, Redmond, WA. At MSR, I developed and implemented a fast mode-seeking clustering framework for non- Euclidean spaces. My mentor was Bo Thiesson.



Intel Labs Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
I was a Summer Research Fellow at Intel Labs Pittsburgh during summers 2009 and 2010:

(June 2010 - September 2010)
I designed a mathematical framework for analyzing Human Brain Connectome datasets. My mentors were Denver Dash and Mei Chen.

(June 2009 - September 2009)
I Designed a human-like online Causal Discovery model. My mentor was Denver Dash.



iVisioTech SA. Tehran, Iran
(September 2006 - July 2007)

I was a member of R&D team at iVisioTech Co. In particular, I designed and developed fast image and video processing algorithms for a real-time visual surveillance system.


Academia



BLULab - Univ. of Pittsburgh
(June 2008 - May 2009)

In Biomedical Language Understanding (BLU) Lab, I developed structure discovery methods to deal with temporality in medical texts. I was supervised by Dr. Wendy Chapman.




Decision Systems Lab - Univ. of Pittsburgh
(February 2008 - May 2008)
I was part of the development team for GeNIe & SMILE project at Decision Systems Lab (DSL). In particular, I designed and developed the structure learning module for Bayesian Networks. I was supervised by Dr. Marek Druzdzel.



Robotics & AI Lab - Univ. of Tehran
(September 2004 - August 2006)

I was a Research Assisstant at Robotics and AI Lab. I worked on mobile robot vision and navigation methods. My advisor was Dr. Majid Nili- Ahmadabadi


Teaching


I have also done Teaching Assisstantships at University of Tehran for the following courses:

- Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2006 & Spring 2003).
- Operating Systems (Spring 2003).
- Advanced Programming (Spring 2003).
- Computer Fundamentals (Fall 2003).
- Compiler Design (Fall 2002).


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