I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) Department under the supervision of Prof. Hamed Hassani in December 2023. Additionally, I earned a Master’s degree in Statistics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in December 2021. Before joining Penn, I obtained an M.Sc. degree in Pure Mathematics and two B.Sc. degrees in Pure Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, all from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.
I am deeply passionate about mathematics and have dedicated my academic journey to its pursuit. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I had the opportunity to engage in a wide array of mathematical disciplines, both through coursework and self-study, reaching advanced levels in various areas. These include but are not limited to:
Additionally, I delved into applied mathematical domains such as Optimization, Mathematical Statistics, Optimal Transport, Coding and Information Theory, and Numerical Analysis.
Initially drawn to pursuing a Ph.D. in pure mathematics, I recognized a significant disparity between theoretical advancements and practical needs in fields like machine learning. Motivated to bridge this gap, I shifted my focus towards applied areas of mathematics, aiming to connect theoretical concepts with real-world problems. This transition led me to explore diverse fields such as Communications, Coding and Information Theory, Optimization, Network Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, and Graph Neural Networks, where I made meaningful contributions.
Currently, my focus lies in delving into the theoretical aspects of Graph Neural Networks and pioneering analytical techniques within the realm of graphs.
Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering, 2023
University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Statistics, 2021
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics, 2016
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics, 2014
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 2014
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran