A.S., Mathematics, Guilan University, Iran, 2008
B.S., Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, 2016
M.S., Computer Science, Georgia State University, 2020
Ph.D., Computer Science, Georgia State University, 2021
Machine learning, data mining, knowledge discovery, information retrieval
I used to dream about becoming a mathematician until the unprecedented technological advances of the 21st century dazzled me with an ocean of new possibilities. In the end, I decided to become a computer scientist. During my Ph.D. student years, I worked exclusively on machine learning and data mining techniques with the goal of discovering interesting patterns in large pools of heterogeneous data and then transforming information to knowledge and knowledge to actionable science.
For the past few years, I have worked in the Data Mining Lab (DMLab), part of the Georgia AstroInformatics Nexus (GAIN), a collaboration of astronomers, astrophysicists, and computer scientists at Georgia State. At DMLab, my research primarily focuses on the effective use of artificial intelligence to collaborate with physicists for a better understanding of the Sun and the physical processes driving its activities. Detection, classification, tracking, and feature identification of solar events for a more reliable space-weather forecast/prediction system has become my passion and therefore, my expertise. I use cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure innovations to extract human-understandable knowledge from petabytes of complex sensory data and make decision-making a data-informed process. I also enjoy testing the effectiveness of traditional evaluation methodologies and engineering better measures to address the new challenges that come with processing big data for space-weather analytics.
My research is currently guided by the agenda of the national agencies studying and supporting research in the area of heliophysics and space weather, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Space Force (USSF), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).