Industrial and Research Experience

  • Present 2019

    Research Scientist

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 2019 2015

    Technology Associate - .Net developer

    Morgan Stanley, Montréal, Canada

    • Contribute to the development of the firm’s lead e-trading system
    • Developed a market data simulator
  • 08-2015 11-2015

    Technology Analyst

    Morgan Stanley, New York, USA

    • Participated in a 15-week, intensive, global training program
    • Developed a fully automated reporting system
  • 05-2014 08-2014

    Summer Analyst

    Morgan Stanley, Montréal, Canada

    • Developed a fully automated query and data analysis system
  • 08-2010 04-2015

    Graduate Researcher

    Université de Montréal, Ecole polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

    • Conducted a study to investigate to what extent current software tools and practices support comprehension strategies deployed by developers with various levels of expertise and gender differences
    • Performed a set of explanatory studies to examine the impact of different code representations on developers’ efficiency
    • Conducted a systematic literature review on the usage of eye-tracking technology in software engineering
  • 08-2008 08-2010

    Graduate Researcher

    Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

    • Designed a Platform Independent Metamodel for Aspect-oriented Programming using UML
  • 08-2006 08-2008

    Student Researcher

    Institute for research in Physics and Mathematics (IPM), Tehran, Iran

    • Developed an image transformation tool for making panoramic images

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

    Ecole polytechnique de Montréal - Faculty of Computer & Software Engineering

  • M.A.Sc.2010

    Master of Applied Science in Software Engineering

    Concordia University

  • B.Sc.2008

    Bachelor of Computer Engineering

    University of Tehran

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • January 2019 January 2021
    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Funding
  • May 2016 May 2017
    Team Spirit and Recruitment Rocky of the Year Awards
    For demonstrating excellence by offering professional guidance to interns and making a notable contribution to firm’s campus recruiting activities
  • May 2012 May 2014
    Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in Computer Engineering, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies (FQRNT)
  • August 2010 August 2012
    Polytechnique Montréal Ph.D. Admission Bursary
    Differential Tuition Fee Exemptions for International Students
  • 2009-2010
    International Tuition Fee Remission Award - Concordia University
    Granted to full-time international graduate students by academic excellence