My early childhood was spent in the west of Iran in a beautiful city named Bonab. I attended the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) high school in a neighborhood between 2004-2008. I studied at the University of Tehran, where I was given the school’s Scholar Award and obtained a BEng degree and an MEng degree in Software Engineering in 2012 and 2015, respectively. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the computer science department at Yale University, which is co-advised by Dustin Scheinost and Amin Karbasi. I am also a member of Yale’s Ph.D. Mentor Program for the class of 2022 at the computer science department.

My current research interests include Optimal Transport, functional brain connectivity, and open science. Optimal transport provides the mathematical foundations for minimizing the cost of transferring data between sites when not all data can be shared in its raw form due to privacy concerns of being able to identify a participant based on unprocessed data.

I have recently worked on the future of neuroimaging predictive models, challenges in large open-source neuroimaging datasets, and predictive modeling of irritability in youth. You can find my publications on Google Scholar, or for a complete list, on my CV.