About Me

I am a third-year Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, co-advised by Prof. Mayur Naik and Prof. Boon Thau Loo. I am a part of ASPIRE project which aims at reducing software complexity. Recently, I have been exploring system-wide complexity reduction in order to make software more secure.

♥ I love writing! Occasionally, I post on my blog.


Selected Projects

  • Chisel
    Automated system for debloating and customization of C/C++ programs
  • DoStbin
    A data model for describing experiments involving denial-of-service attacks
  • Flowdar
    An extensively documented toolset for understanding how computer programs work by visualizing the control and data flows, and resource usage.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning System
    Business process management software for managing resources and reports
  • Phi
    Social networking web application designed for movie lovers
  • BoxOffice
    Web-based system for managing events and selling tickets

Work Experience

  • Research Intern at Microsoft (Summer 2019)
    I worked on extending the static analysis in the CheckedC compiler during my internship.


  • Languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Coq, VerilogHDL, SQL
  • Technologies: LLVM/Clang, MLPack, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DJango, Node.js
  • Tools: Matlab, Altera Quartus, Photoshop, Git, TeX, Linux

Teaching Experience

  • Software Engineering (Fall 2019)
  • Software Engineering Lab (Spring 2017)
  • Compiler Design (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Numerical Methods (Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Fundamentals of Programming - C/C++ and Python (Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

Selected Awards

  • Computing Research Association Woman Graduate Cohort Scholarship (Jan. 2018)
  • Ranked 1st in terms of cumulative GPA in Sharif University of Technology (Feb. 2017)
  • 1st Place in Sharif FPGA design contest (Jan. 2016)
  • Ranked 3rd in nationwide university entrance for B.Sc degree (June 2015)
  • National Elites Foundation grant for outstanding academic success in undergraduate studies (Feb. 2014)


  • I compose short poems and write articles in my free time. I post them on my blog.
  • I am a passionate online learner. I love taking online courses provided by the best universities worldwide via Coursera and EdX. You may check out the list of my favorite online courses here.
  • I maintain a list of the invaluable people whom I met in my life. These people have had a strong influence on me. You may check it out on my GitHub account.