I'm a data scientist who loves applying machine learning and data mining techniques to solve real world problems. Currently, my research is focused on realizing automated situation-awareness from ubiquitously collected mobiltiy data.

As of September 2015, I work as a post doctoral researcher in Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at University of Twente in the Living Smart Campus project.

Before joining DACS, I was the project manager of SaxShirt project in Ambient Intelligence group (AMI) at Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

I received my PhD degree from Pervasive Systems (PS) group at University of Twente on analysing mobility data. Before coming to the Netherlands, I completed both my Master’s and Bachelor’s studies in computer engineering in Iran.

Find the full list of my publications in google scholar



  • Socialprint: deriving a social fingerprint for locations from mobility data, T. Brugman, M. Baratchi, G. Heijenk, M. van Steen, under review

  • Spaceprint: a mobility-based fingerprinting scheme for public spaces, M. Baratchi, G. Heijenk, M. van Steen, under review

  • Wifi tracking of pedestrian behavior, C. Chilipiria, A. Petre, M. Baratchi, C. Dobre, M. van Steen, to appear in the book Smart Sensor Networks: Communication Technologies and Intelligent Applications, Elsevier, 2017
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  • A multi-channel multiple access scheme for wireless sensor networks using frequency offsets - modeling and analysis, S. Morshed, M. Baratchi, G. Heijenk, WiMob'16, New York, USA
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  • Towards reliable multi-Hop broadcast in VANETs: an analytical approach, M.Gholibeigi, M. Baratchi, H. van den Berg, G. Heijenk, VNC'16, Ohio, USA
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  • Towards decisive garments for heat stress risk detection, M. Baratchi, L. Teunissen, P. Ebben, W. Teeuw, J. Laarhuis, M. van Steen, UBICOMP'16, Adjunct, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • An efficient geographical addressing scheme for the Internet, B. Meijerink, M. Baratchi, G. Heijenk, WWIC'16, Thessaloniki, Greece, **Best paper**
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  • Traffic-adaptive duty cycle adaptation in TR-MAC protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, S. Morshed, M. Baratchi, G. Heijenk, WD'16, Toulouse, France
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  • Lattitude, longitude, and beyond: mining mobile objects' behavior, M. Baratchi, 2015, PhD Thesis, University of Twente
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  • A hierarchical hidden semi-Markov model for modeling mobility data, M. Baratchi, N. Meratnia, P.J.M. Havinga, A.K. Skidmore, A.K.G. Toxopeus, UBICOMP'14, Seattle, USA
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  • Recognition of periodic behavioral patterns from streaming mobility data, M. Baratchi, N. Meratnia, P.J.M. Havinga, MOBIQUITOUS'13, Tokyo, Japan
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  • On the use of mobility data for discovery and description of social ties, M. Baratchi, N. Meratnia, P.J.M. Havinga, ASONAM'13, Niagara falls, Canada
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  • Finding frequently visited paths: dealing with the uncertainty of spatio-temporal mobility data, M. Baratchi, N. Meratnia, P.J.M. Havinga, ISSNIP'13, Melbourne, Australia
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  • Evaluation of incentives for body area network-based healthcare systems, S. Aflaki, N. Meratnia, M. Baratchi, PJM Havinga, ISSNIP'13, Melbourne, Australia
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  • Sensing solutions for collecting spatio-temporal data for wildlife monitoring applications: a review, M. Baratchi, N. Meratnia, P.J.M. Havinga, A.K. Skidmore, A.K.G Toxopeus, Sensors 13 (5)
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  • A distributed verification scheme for encrypted data aggregation in wireless sensor networks, M. Baratchi, K. Jamshidi,CNDS'11, Tehran, Iran
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It has been a while since my life has started to go on with a fast pace but I have always saved some time for my hobbies. I’m an art and culture lover, I swim, I love traveling to exotic places, and watching good movies from all around the world.

Next to these, I play classical violin for a number of years now. Back home I also had traditional Persian violin training. You can listen to a Persian violin piece (Pishdaramad Abu Ata by Abolhasan Saba ) here.

The best way to contact me is sending an email to:

m.baratchi [at] utwente [dot] nl

You can also find me in social media:

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