I joined Mila and the Computer Science and Operations Research department (DIRO) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) as a research Master’s student in Sep. 2020. I’m very excited and 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. In summer 2019, I joined Riken AIP in Fukuoka, Japan, to work on a novel method for boosting based on zero-suppressed decision diagrams. I was co-supervised by Kohei Hatano and Eiji Takimoto.
In 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 be deployed on neuromorphic hardware as a part of an agent’s localization and mapping system.
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, find some of my piano playing recordings here!