I am an Associate Director of Praxis Artificial Intelligence at the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute and adjunct professor in the division of neurology, at the University of British Columbia. My predominant area of interest is the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in neuroscience research. During my PhD, I was a fellow visitor at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy, in 2003, and at Dalhousie University in 2006-2007. Upon completion of my PhD at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in July 2008, I continued my work at Dalhousie University as a postdoctoral fellow, and later completed my second postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia.
I have been engaged in medical and health services research in collaboration with physicians and researchers since 2000. These studies have resulted in more than 80 publications in refereed biostatistics, machine learning and medical journals.
I lead a team of machine learning experts and biostatistician. Our main focus is developing and applying machine learning techniques and novel statistical methods to improve quality of life of people with spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s diseases.