Currently, I am a full-time data scientist and computational neuroscience postdoctoral research fellow at Cortical Labs. We are a start-up company and have created DisBrain which fuses living brain cells onto computing devices to create machines with biological intelligence. Our in-vitro neuronal cultures can learn to play the game of 'Pong'!

Prior to that, I was a Ph.D. student at the Neural Dynamics Laboratory, department of Biomedical Engineering, Melbourne Brain Center, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. I work on Calcium Imaging Recordings from freely behaving mice recorded using Miniscopes to study the emergence of criticality in hippocampal neural ensembles during a cognitive task compared to the rest state.

Before arriving to Melbourne, I was a undertaking M.Sc. courses at the school of life sciences at  École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), while also working as a student researcher under the supervision of Prof. Johannes Graff and Dr. Bianca Ambrogina Silva in the Brain Mind Institute (BMI)

Prior to that, I earned my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology. As an undergraduate student, I was eager to grasp opportunities to involve in professional research in early stages of my research career.

During my undergraduate studies, I worked with Prof. Subburaj Karupppasamy in the Medical Engineering and Design Laboratory at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD-MIT). 

I also had the experience of doing remote research with Prof. Alex Fornito and Dr. Nigel Rogasch at Turner Institutefor Brain and Mental Health , Monash University in a project to develop a MATLAB toolbox for serial communication with Magventure as well as 2002, BiStim2, and Rapid2 Magstim transcranial magnetic stimulators.

My research interests are:

  • Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience,
  • Neural Population Dynamics,
  • RBrain Computer Interface,
  • Statistical Machine Learning and Complex Networks Analysis.