I am an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University. Before joining McMaster, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Boston University and Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien), working with Eugene Stanley and Radu Grosu. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology. My research interests lie at the intersection of Machine Learning and Network Science, with a current emphasis on the fast-growing subject of Graph Neural Networks with applications in Recommendation Systems, Machine Vision, Generative AI, and Graph NLP.
In addition to research and teaching experiences, I have been involved in various industrial projects. I was a Deep Learning Scientist in SemI40 and iDev40, the two most prominent projects in Industry 4.0 Europe, at Infineon Technologies. I was the Director of AI Systems at Brainmaven, developing machine intelligence for human flourishing. I am now the CTO of Metaverse Mind Lab, a company creation studio to build AI-enabled solutions, mainly leveraging Generative AI and Large Language Models, for Enterprises.