Biography

I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering majoring in Computer Hardware from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in my hometown of Mashhad, Iran, in 2005. I then received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science majoring in Artificial Intelligence from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in Tehran in 2008.

I completed my Ph.D. in 2014 under supervision of Dr. Malcolm Heywood at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. My thesis titled “Symbiotic Evolutionary Subspace Clustering (S-ESC)” proposes a generic evolutionary framework for clustering high-dimensional and large-scale data sets while identifying the (potentially) unique attribute support for each cluster regardless of other clusters. A brief description of S-ESC can be found on Research page and more published material can be found on Publication page. During 2014 and 2015 I continued collaborating with Dr. Heywood and Dr. Zincir-Heywood as a post-doc fellow working on classification of streaming data under influence of concept change (in 2014) and classification of encrypted network traffic without traffic decryption using machine learning methods (in 2015).

In September 2015 I joined Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University as an instructional Assistant Professor. I teach Information Systems (IS) courses at the faculty of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science at Sobey School. My research interests include but are not limited to machine learning, data mining, data science, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, deep learning, machine vision, and bioinformatics.

Apart from science and technology I am interested in soccer (or more properly, football) in all shapes and forms (outdoor, indoor, beach, …), hiking and travelling.