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, advised by Hamid R. Rabiee and Ali Movaghar. 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, 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 am now 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 for Metaverse.