I’ve recently (Sept. 2020) joined Mila and the Computer Science and Operations Research department (DIRO) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) as a research Master’s student. I’m extremely excited about starting my M.Sc. at Mila, and I’m genuinely honored to be advised by Irina Rish.
Prior to Joining Mila, I did my bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Digital Systems Specialization at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. During my undergrad, I was lucky to participate in the research of leading institutes in Switzerland and Japan (2018 and 2019). In summer 2019, I joined Riken AIP in Fukuoka, Japan, to work on a novel method for boosting. I was co-supervised by Kohei Hatano and Eiji Takimoto.
For summer 2018, I joined the amazing institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. I was supervised by Yulia Sandamirskaya and her Ph.D. student, Raphaela Kreiser. We designed a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) inspired by known mechanisms in rodents to localize an agent.
Currently, I’m interested in robust representation learning, causal structure discovery in the brain and other settings, neuro-inspired AI (and AI for Neuroscience!), and Continual Reinforcement Learning.
Apart from AI research, I’m deeply passionate about Music (and the art of composing it!) I’m currently extremely excited about learning and playing the piano (I exercise interesting pieces and put my recordings here!)