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Current Position

  • Senior Consultant Statistician, Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Working Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Modeling, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, August 2017 - September 2019 (I resigned from my position at SBU on September 17, 2019, based on a personal decision.)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, August 2016 - August 2017
  • Adjunct faculty member, Department of Cognitive Modeling, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, August 2016 - August 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, August 2015 - August 2016 (granted by the Cognitive Science and Technologies Council of the Vise-presidency of Iran)

  • Statistical Analyst, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, December 2010 - May 2011.
Education
  • Ph.D., Statistics, Spatial Point Processes, 2015, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. 
  • M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, 2010, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. 
  • B.Sc., Statistics, 2007, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Certificates
  • Click here for a list of selected certificates. 
Research Visits
  • Universitat Jaume I, Department of Mathematics, Valencia, Spain (January 2017), Visiting professor Jorge Mateu.
  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), Kaiserslautern, Germany (October 2013 - January 2014), Visiting professor Claudia Redenbach

Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Title: Spatial Point Processes for Linear Structures, especially in the Three-dimensional Space, with a view to the minicolumn hypothesis in neuroscience
  • Supervisor: Prof. Jesper Møller
  • Co-supervisor: Dr. Jakob Gulddahl Rasmussen
M.Sc. Thesis
  • Title: Markov Point Processes and their Applications
  • Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Q. Vahidi-Asl
  • Co-supervisors: Dr. Reza Akhavan & Dr. Amir T. Payandeh


Executive Experiences

  • A member of the 14th Board of Directors of the Iranian Statistical Society, September September 2018 - September 2020. 

  • Founder and Head of the Statistical Consulting Center in Cognitive Science (The center was closed by my request immediately after my resignation on September  17, 2019.)
  • Founder and Head of the Spatial Cognition Team, ICBS, Shahid Beheshti University, February 2018 - September 2019.  

  • A member of the SBU International committee and the representative of that in ICBS, February 2018 - September 2019. 
  • The Secretary of the Scientific Board of Ahwazi Young Investigator Award in the 6th Basic and Clinical Neuroscience Congress, Tehran, Iran, December 2017.
  • Reviewing papers for the ISI Journals like Spatial Statistics (Elsevier) and Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications (Atlantic Press). 
  • Head of the Research Department at Scientific Data Analysis Team (SDAT) and one of its founders, October 2016 - October 2018. (I left SDAT in January 2019). 
  • Founder and head of the Neuro-developmental Laboratory (Neuro-Stereology and Behavioural Lab), ICBS,  December 2015 - August 2017. 

  • A member of the Program Committee of Methods in Insurance Pricing and Industrial Statistic Conference, Joint by Bu Ali Sina University and Aarhus Universirty, in Hamedan, Iran, September 3-5, 2017.

  • Executive Secretary of the First Seminar on Statistics in Industry, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, April 2009.
Editorial Experiences 
  • Editorial Training Course by Sayeh Eghtesadinia, Safir Publications Institute, September - November, 2020.

  • A member of the Statistical Terminology Department of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature of Iran, May - September 2019. 

  • Excecutive Manager of the International Journal of the Iranian Statistical Society JIRSS (In English), September 2015 -  September 2018.

  • A member of the editorial board of the Newsletter of the Iranian Statistical Society, April 2009- October 2010.

  • Editorial Training Course Certificate (a 6-month intensive course), Iran University Press, April - October, 2010.
 Honours and Awards
  • Shahid Behehsti University award for publishing a paper in Biometrika journal (Oxford University Press), the high prestige journal which is among 1% of the top high-ranking journals in the field of statistics and probability theory, 2017. 
  • Research Grant from Cognitive Sciences and Technology Council of the Vice Presidency of Iran, Tehran, September 2015 - September 2016 
  • Full Scholarship from Aalborg University and Center for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging (CSGB), Aarhus University, Denmark, for doing a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, 2011 - 2015. 
  • Full travel grant from SARMA Nordic Network for participating in the Pan-American Advanced Study in Spatio temporal Statistics, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , organized by University of Washington, June 16-26, 2014
  • Hans Elias bursary grant for presenting a paper in the 11th European Congress of Stereology and Image Analysis, Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 2013. 

Hobbies
  • Playing Setar (a traditiional Iranian musical instrument). 
  • Blogging (see e.g. my personal weblog here).
  • Swimming (on a professional level).