About me:

Iā€™m a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Montreal, School of Public Health working with Drs. Helene Carabin, Erin Rees and Simon De Montigny. I have a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science from Emory University and a B.S in Engineering Science from University of Tehran. I worked in Practical Data Mining & Exploration Lab and Assured Information Management and Sharing Lab at Emory University, Department of Computer Science, under the supervison of Dr. Joyce Ho and Dr. Li Xiong . My research interests include Infectious disease modelling, Machine Learning, Healthcare Informatics, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Noisy Labelling, Crowdsourcing and many other stuff health related! Outside academia, I enjoy running, music, boardgames, and learning about Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience.

Research Objective

Conducting healthcare informatics research deployable in the real world to ensure maximal benefit for a broader population in society especially for reducing social and healthcare disparities across minority groups. Deepening my grasp of theoretical machine learning while exploring practical considerations and nuances of turning research into public policy.