Research Interests

Deep Learning
Computer Vision


EE BSc -- 2008 - 2013
CS PhD -- 2013 - Current


English -- Fluent
Persian -- Native


PhD (2013 - Present)

I started my PhD in Computer Science in Center for Research in Computer Vision, University of Central Florida in 2013. I have explored different areas such as Vehicle Detection and Tracking in oblique-viewComputational Photography (specifically, Light Field Cameras), and Autonomous UAV Navigation.

More recently, I have been working on applications of Machine Learning in Computer Vision. More specifically, I am interested in using Machine Learning techniques for the purpose of Video Understanding such as video summarization.

Teaching Experience

Aside from doing research, I have had the opportunity to teach Undergraduate students. I was a teaching associate for Computer Science II, that is a core course for undergraduates. I have taught topics such as DYNAMIC PROGRAMMINGBINARY SEARCH/AVL TREES, and etc. for four semesters at UCF. In addition, I mentored a very talented undergraduate student last summer who came to UCF through REU program, which resulted in our CVPR 2017 publication.

BSc (2008 - 2013)

I got my Electrical Engineering Bachelor's from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. My thesis Applications of Manifold Learning in Medical Image Registration played a key role in choosing Computer Science/Vision for PhD.