I am a senior researcher at the Distributed Scheduling and Data Engine Lab, Huawei Technologies Canada, working on optimizing the scheduling of cloud computing resources. Previously, I was a Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, working with Dr. Tom Chau, focusing on brain signal analysis and tool development for kids with severe movement disabilities. I am also working on empirical algorithmics and algorithm portfolios concepts with Dr. Antonina Kolokolova.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, supervised by Dr. Saeed Samet, Dr. Wolfgang Banzhaf and Dr. Hamid Usefi. I developed a new noise-robust and scalable feature selection method called perturbation-based feature selection inspired by a historical monument in Isfahan called Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets), and implemented using perturbation theory and system of equations.
I received my Master’s degree from the Department of Computer Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, supervised by Dr. Mahdi Eftekhari and Dr. Majid Mohammadi, where I proposed a set of improvements on existing fuzzy-rough set based feature selection methods.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Computer Engineering, Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani University, supervised by Dr. Marjan Kaedi, where I designed and implemented a pipeline to train a self-organizing map neural network to recognize Persian handwritten digits.