Academic Positions

  • Now 2017

    Visiting Faculty

    Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

  • Now 2017

    Post-Doc Researcher

    Ryerson University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • 2017 2012

    Graduate Research Assistant

    University of British Columbia, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • 2012 2011

    Research Associate

    Simon Fraser University, School of Computing Science

  • 2011 2011

    Instructor

    Columbia College

  • 2011 2009

    Research and Teaching Assistant

    Simon Fraser University, School of Computing Science

Education

  • Ph.D. May 2012 - Jan 2017

    Computer Software Engineering

    University of British Columbia

  • M.Sc. Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

    Computer Science

    Simon Fraser University

  • B.Sc. Sep 2003 - Jul 2008

    Computer Software Engineering

    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017 2017

    IEEE Best Paper Award Nominee

    IEEE ICST 2017, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2016 2016

    NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Grant

    ($40,000) National Research Council Canada, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2015 2014

    ACM SIGSOFT CAPS Grant Award

    ($1,800 USD) ACM, 2014 and 2015

  • 2016 2013

    NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)

    ($35,000/year) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2013-2016, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2012 2012

    Four Year Fellowship Award

    ($22,000/year) UBC, 2012, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2013 2012

    Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award

    ($4,000) UBC, 2012-13, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2010 2010

    Graduate Fellowship Award

    ($6,250) SFU, 2010, Burnaby, Canada

  • 2003 2003

    Exceptional Talents Admission Award

    Entering university without taking national universities entrance exam, FUM, 2003, Mashhad, Iran

  • 2002 2002

    1st Rank Khwarizmi Award

    (5 golden coins about $1,800) Awarded by Iran's President Mohammad Khatami for outstanding achievement in research and innovation in science and technology, Khwarizmi Young Festival 2002, Tehran, Iran

  • 2002 2002

    Research Medal

    National Research Inst. for Science Policy, Ministry of Science, 2002, Iran

  • 2008 2008

    2nd place

    Khwarizmi National Robotics Competition, 2008, Tehran, Iran

  • 2008 2008

    4th place

    IEEE Robotics Competition, 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 2006 2006

    5th place

    BICup: Business Intelligence Data Mining Challenge, 2006, Santiago, Chile

  • 2007 2007

    9th place,

    RoboCup International Robotics Competition, Soccer Simulation, 2007, Atlanta, US

  • 2007 2007

    19th place,

    Asia Regional ACM ICPC Programming Contest, 2007, Tehran, Iran