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About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Computational Science and Engineering at the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.
My research interests are machine learning and scalable data mining methods for the analysis and modeling of real world networks and processes over them. I'm thrilled to work in an outstanding group doing top-notch Machine Learning research under supervision of Prof. Zha and Prof. Song.
I also collaborate closely with Manuel Gomez Rodriguez from MPI-SWS.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech I received my M.Sc. from Computer Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology under supervision of Prof. Rabiee.
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Research Interests

  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, Big Data Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Point Processes, Survival Analysis
  • Networks and Dynamics, Complex Networks, Social and Information Networks
  • Probabistic Models, Graphical Models, Nonparametric Bayesian Methods

Contact information
Data Analysis and Simulation Lab, KACB 1314
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
E-mail
m e h r d a d AT ga tech dot e d u
Experiences
Research Intern

  • June 2015 - August 2015.
  • Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  • Information and Innovation Diffusion in Social Networks
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Software Engineering Intern

  • May 2014 - August 2014.
  • Google Inc., Mountain View, California,
  • Accuracy of Local Listing Classification Algorithms
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Graduate Research Assistant

  • August 2013 - Now
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Machine Learning and Applications to Network Analysis
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Awards and Honors

  • Awarded Visiting Scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, June 2015-August 2015.

  • Awarded Student Travel Scholarship, Intentional Conference on Machine Learning, Lille, France, July 2015.

  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 2014

  • Offered Fellowship of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) for Phd Program, 2013

  • Offered Fellowship of Exceptional Talents of Sharif University of Technology for Phd Program, 2011 and 2012

  • 1st Rank (Gold Medal) , National Scientific Olympiad in Computer Engineering, Summer 2009, Tehran

  • 3rd Rank , National Graduate Entrance Exam in Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence field, Tehran, Iran, Spring 2009

  • 4th Rank, National Graduate Entrance Exam in Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence field, Tehran, Iran, Spring 2008

  • Awarded Fellowship of Exceptional Talents of Sharif University of Technology for M.Sc. Program, 2009-2012

  • 3rd Rank, In Cumulative GPA Among Over 120 BSc Students of the Department, Class of 2005, Sharif University of Technology

  • 55th Rank, Nationwide University Entrance Exam in Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Summer 2005, Among over 200,000 High School Students of Second Region

  • Silver Medal, 14th Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics for High School Students, Summer 2004

  • Silver Medal, 13th Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics for High School Students, Summer 2003

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Misc

In Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 I'm coordinating a study group on Poisson processes.

More about me!

I live with my lovely wife, Sahar, in Decatur, Georgia. We moved to USA in August 2013 and have visited California, D.C. and Ohio, Florida. We missed our families, friends, and country very much. We hope to visit them again as soon as possible.

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Last update: September 2015!