I am a Ph.D. Student in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA) with a Masters degree in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVA), a Masters degree in Project and Construction Management from University of Southern California (USC) and a Masters degree in Industrial and Product Design from University of Tehran.

My research interest lies in applying machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision to solve real-world complex problems specifically in healthcare, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), cybersecurity and trust in Electric Vehicle charging systems, IoT devices, and supply chains. 

I support sponsored research projects at UVA with the Port of Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), including systems resilience to disruption and quantitative forecasts of Freight Travel-Time Reliability.

I served for a year as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the National Science Foundation I/UCRC Center for Hardware & Embedded Systems Security and Trust (NSFCHEST.org). I led an undergraduate Capstone team of five students for two semesters in 2020-21.

Prior to entering the consulting arena as a senior associate project management consultant and Virtual Design Coordinator, I gained three years of experience in design, planning, modeling, developing, and analyzing in commercial, residential, infrastructure, and industrial projects. I was also involved in overseeing the building aspect of the projects and inspecting the process of architectural design and the construction of the project.