I joined the Isfahan University of Technology in 2012 as Assistant Professor. I established my research on data science and data integration for demanding application areas, including the veracity of location data, health informatics, and bioinformatics. I was with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Data Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada as a visiting researcher in 2015. I was promoted to Associate Professor (with Tenure) in 2018. I have also served as head of the IT center of Isfahan University of Technology (2015-2018) and the IT department of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (2018-2020). In both departments, I spearheaded digital transformation and established teams for emerging data-oriented process improvements.
As a data scientist and artificial intelligence professional, my career has been focused on finding solutions based on cutting-edge deep learning models, data-centric artificial intelligence, and software engineering principles. The projects have been in healthcare, biomedical, bioinformatics, energy, and manufacturing domains. I have experience working in both start-up environments and large organizations. I have also mentored two teams in establishing successful start-ups specializing in data integration and data mining for the energy and healthcare domains.
I have published over 40 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. I have been a PI on over 10 provincial and national grants. I am the director of the Data and Knowledge Research Lab (DKR). I mentored 30+ PhD and MSc students and more than 50 undergraduates. Several of them joined prestigious research or industrial institutions both nationally and abroad.
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Databases, Information Extraction, Electronic Health Records, Biomedical Text Mining, Knowledge Graphs, Spatial Data Mining, Temporal Data Mining, Fuzzy Logic.