I received my master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2008 and my Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 2013. My Ph.D. research focused on designing optimal control strategies, taking into account probabilistic variabilities in tumor response to external interventions, for Markovian gene regulatory networks. I joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University in June 2013 as a Research Assistant Professor. My current research interests include genomic signal processing and studying optimal intervention problems in gene regulatory networks from a probabilistic perspective.
Prior to 2008, I was a member of the Control and Intelligent Processing Center of Excellence (CIPCE) in Iran. I worked on nonlinear system identification and time series analysis with the applications in solar and geomagnetic activity prediction. My time series prediction model was ranked 4th among more than 90 participants in NN3 international competition and was also used as a model for the analysis of several stock indices in the Tehran Securities Exchange Technology Management Co., Iran.