About Me

I am a research scientist at Intel Labs in Santa Clara, California, working on innovative methods for improving the performance of next-generation wireless communication networks. I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011. Afterwards, I received my M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2014, and my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 2016.

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Research Interests

  • Multi-agent reinforcement learning with centralized training and distributed execution
  • Self-supervised representation learning with limited labeled data
  • Resource allocation in wireless networks via information-theoretic and learning-based methods

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Bronze Prize, 23rd Samsung Electronics HumanTech Paper Contest, January 2017.
  • Shannon Centennial Student Competition Finalist, Bell Labs, April 2016.
  • Ming Hsieh Institute PhD Scholar (Top five PhD students of the EE Dept.), University of Southern California, 2015 - 2016.
  • Best Pitch Award, Ming Hsieh Institute Research Festival, University of Southern California, November 2015.
  • Jacobs Scholarship, Cornell University, August 2011.
  • Dean's Honorary Award, Sharif University of Technology, May 2008.
  • Ranked 1st among 270,000 participants in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities, July 2007.