I joined the University of Georgia in January 2017 and I graduated from my Ph.D. program in Computer Science, under the direction of Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia in Summer 2021. I received my B.Sc. Degree in Computer Software Engineering (2006), and my M.Sc. Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Networks from AmirKabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran (2013). I was a Lecturer in Computer Science and Course Coordinator of the IT Program in the Computer Science Department of the Technical and Vocational University, Lecturer at the University of Applied Science (Academic Center for Education, Culture, and Research), and Teacher at Technical High School in Iran (2001-2016). In addition, I have received many scholarships from Anita Borg Grace Hopper, TAPIA Conference, and CRA-W Grad Cohort. Furthermore, I was awarded the 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence CSCI 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award, and I was named a Finalist of the 2020 NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Collegiate Award.
My research focus includes Deep Learning, Image Processing, Image and Video Captioning. My most recent activities include investigating different methodologies to improve video captioning methods for the automatic creation of metadata for videos (indexing) to use by search engines and other applications.