EDUCATION

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Major: Inferring Network Structure From Spike Data (July 2011 – August 2011)
    Centre for the Biology of Memory (CBM), A Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
    Reference: Yasser Roudi, Group Leader
  • PhD. Candidate in Network Media Handling, Major: Audio over IP Networks (August 2007 – June 2011)
    Centre of Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems (Q2S), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
    Supposed Dissertation Title: Musical Interaction over IP Networks
    Supervisor: U. Peter Svensson, Professor
  • Visiting Researcher (January 2010 – March 2010)
    Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, CA, USA
    Reference: Chris Chafe, Professor
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Major: Theory of Computation (September 2004 – July 2007)
    Department of Mathematical Sciences, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran
    Dissertation Title: Automated Theorem Proving Methods in Modal Logics: Implementation of the Software “Borhan”
    Supervisor: Mohmmad Ardeshir, Professor
    Cumulative GPA: 18.59 / 20.00
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Major: Telecommunication (September 1997 – July 2003)
    K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, Iran.
    Dissertation Title: A Programming Language to Analyze and Synthesize Music: Implementation of the Software “Nava”
    Supervisor: Mohammad Sadegh Abrishamian, Assistant Professor
    Cumulative GPA: 12.17 / 20.00
  • Diploma in Mathematics and Physics (September 1993 – September 1997)
    Alborz
    High School, Tehran, Iran
    Diploma Dissertation Title: Multidimensional Geometry in Euclidean Spaces


WORK EXPERIENCES

  • (Nov 2011 – Now) Zedge (the largest mobile content discovery platform), Data Scientist, Trondheim, Norway.
    • Implementation of data mining solutions and components (for experimentation / live production)
    •  Development and Maintenance of production systems for user ad targeting and content recommendation.
    • Using Pig/Apache Hadoop/Ruby/shell scripting to process/analyze/refine data.
  • (Feb 2006 – May 2007) Valiyacom, Taliya GSM Operator (Held by Rafsanjan Industrial Complex), Radio Network Planning Engineer, Tehran, Iran.
    • Nominal planning (for roads and urban sites)
    • GSM/3G frequency planning
    • Mobile network traffic calculation, dimensioning and optimization
    • Drive testing and network coverage assessment
    • Technical Telecom Site Survey (TSS)
  • (July 2004 – May 2005) Tamin Machine Services and Management Consultation Co., Network Expert at Technical and Engineering Division, Member of R&D Department of WAN, Tehran, Iran.
    • LAN installation, test and maintenance
    • Windows NT/Server administration
    • Network traffic monitoring
    • Network protocol analyzing
  • (May 2003 – March 2004) Sima Rayaneh Alborz Co. (Ltd.) [IT Services], Managing Director & Member of the Board of Directors, Tehran, Iran.
    • Web Design and Programming
    • 3D Anaglyph and Autosterogram Imaging


TEACHING EXPERIENCES

  • Teaching, University of Applied Science and Technology Courses: Web Design (Spring 2005), Fundamentals of Electronics (Spring 2005), Pascal Programming (Fall 2004), Fundamentals of Computer (Fall 2004)
  • Teaching to Volunteers of Exam of Graduate Admission in Computer Science, Mahan Institute Courses: Mathematical Logic (Fall 2004), Theory of Computation (Fall 2004), Theory of Languages and Automata (Winter 2005)
  • Teaching Open Courses, Tehran University, Student Branch of ACM Courses: MS Windows (Summer 2002), Comprehensive Course of MS Office (Summer 2001)
  • Open Technical and Vocational Institute Trainer Cards, Iranian Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs,
    Fields: Adobe Photoshop (October 2001), Borland Pascal (June 2001), Internet (February 2001)


OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Sharif University of Technology, 2004, Advisor: Prof. E. S. Mahmoodian, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Worked on Social Network Analyzing & Complex Network Modeling (Joint Work with O. Milani)


SKILLS

  • Programming Languages: MATLAB/Octave, Delphi, Visual Basic, Python, Apache Hadoop/Pig, Bash scripting
  • iOS Application Development: Xcode (Objective-C)
  • Markup Languages: HTML5, XML, CSS3
  • GSM Tools: Mapinfo Professional, Aircom Enterprise, TEMS Investigation GSM


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • (August 2007) Top Student – The highest GPA since the foundation of department, Department of Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology.
  • (June 2006) Member of Office of Exceptional Talents in Sharif University of Technology
  • September 2004) Winner of both the Best Article Prizes at senior level as well as in telecommunication field, 7th Students National Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE2004), Tehran, Iran.
  • (May 2004) Fifth Place, Nationwide Examination for Graduate Admissions in Computer Science, Iran.
  • (June 2002) The 1st Prize of Solo Section, The 1st National Whistling Festival, University of Art, Iran.
  • (October 1999) Founder and Editor in chief of Fardad Cultural Student Magazine which was recognized as the best student magazine in Iran among 8000, The Second Iranian Student Magazine Festival, Isfahan, Iran.
  • (August 1996) Qualified Student, Young Researchers Club, Iranian Ministry of Education


EXTRA ACTIVITIES

  • (November 2011 – Now) Volunteer activist at SAIH (the solidarity organization of students and academics in Norway), Trondheim chapter:
  • (2010) Board member of Nakisa (Cultural and Artistic forum of Iranians in Trondheim)
  • (October 2010) Speaking guest at the event “A Rising Hope – The People Have Spoken”, Amnesty International, Trondheim.
  • (September 2009 – December 2011 ) Activity leader and volunteer to work with Persian speaking refuge kids at Redd Barna (Save the children, Norway)
  • (December 2009) Organizing the event “Let’s all be pixels” at the campus of NTNU in coordination with the volunteer students from 60 other universities across the world.
  • (October 2009 – Now) Web design and maintenance for Network of Young Iranians in Berlin formed after the Iranian disputed presidential election, Berlin, Germany.
  • (June 2009) Board member and the representative in Norway for the worldwide “Green Scroll” initiative.
  • (June 2009) Arranging student protests in Trondheim after the disputed presidential election in 2009 (+).
  • (February 2009) Participant hosting for the largest International Student Thematic Festival in the World (ISFiT09) on Piece Building, Trondheim, Norway.
  • (2006) Member and Activist in Iranian Change for Equality NGO and its Campaign, since its foundation.
  • (2004) Part-Time Collaborating with Shargh Newspaper, Media Service, Tehran, Iran.
  • (2003) Hosting student events in K.N.T. University of Technology, Tehran, Iran: In remember of the Singer Farhad Mehrad, Screening the movie the Circle by Ja’far Panahi, Celebration of the Persian new year (Now-rouz), the Second Seminar on Machine Vision & Image Processing, etc.
  • (January 2002 – June 2002) Head of International Section, International Thematic Cartoon Festival on Discrimination (DICFest), University of Art, Tehran, Iran.
  • (January 2002 – May 2002) Head of Internet Section, Fourth Festival of Film, Screenplay and Photo (FSPFest), Tehran, Iran.
  • (February 2002) Hosting the TV Program Not explained about Iran-Iraq War, I.R.I.B.1 (Iranian Governmental TV channel).
  • (Fall 2001) Founding Iranian Student News & Information Network (SADFA), Faraayand Information Engineering Co. (Ltd), Tehran, Iran.
  • (2001) Whistling for Short movies Not So Far by Zahra Nouhi and the theater It’s not Dramatic by Madjid Khosroanjom.
  • (1997 to 1999) Active member and recruiter for Iranian Green piece (GFI, Green Front of Iran)
  • (1996 to 1997) Member and Activist in Bonyaad -e- Khorshid (Sun’s cultural foundation), Tehran, Iran.