My research interests lie in spatio-temporal, time-series, and mobility data modeling. More specifically, I aim at designing algorithms that extract patterns from such data in a fully automated manner. Such research is targeting applications in a broad range of urban, environmental, and industrial domains for which I have collaborations, notably, with the European Space Agency, Honda Research Institute, various municipalities, and researchers in other scientific disciplines.
As of August 2017, I work as an assistant professor in the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) at Leiden University. I am the founder of the Special Interest Group on Spatio-Temporal Data Mining (SIG-SDTM) and member of the Automated Design of Algorithms (ADA) research group. Previously, I worked as a post doctoral researcher in the 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 leader of SaxShirt project in Ambient Intelligence group (AMI) at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. I received my PhD degree from the 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.
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Current master students