My interests lie in gathering, managing, sorting through, and discerning usable inferences from large data networks. I see enormous potential in creating novel algorithms that provide insights into social-psychology, decision-theory, and individual preferences to maximize the profit-making potential of web and mobile-based technological products. I am comfortable performing both quantitative and qualitative analyses of large data sets using industry-wide big data tools and statistical techniques.
Simplicity and elegance are strong features of nearly every project I have done and features that I try to secure in every new task I encounter. I have come to understand that being a good engineer requires one to go beyond simply solving technical problems. That is, there is often an equally important social side that others sometimes lose sight of but that I make a conscious decision to maintain in my considerations. Looking at my previous projects and research interests, they will notice that I have spent a substantial part of my time coming up with innovative ways to better our individual and collective experiences.
For example, I developed a Facebook application that helped users find romantic relationships online but without a significant risk of meeting creepy or dangerous individuals. I wrote a web-based script that allowed people without cars to find rides for the kinds of day-to-day unplanned trips that seem to come up more than we expect. I even developed educational software that allowed high school students in Iran to improve their science and math skills in order to compete in national and international academic competitions.
I think my ability to tune into both the social and technical aspect of things makes me an exceptionally good problem solver. I set the bar pretty high for myself and I am confident that I can meet or exceed wherever you happen to set it for me as well.
Breaking Bad is my favorite TV show by far but I'm offering Kevin Spacey the chance to make the history. However, there is no chance to escape watching Desperate Housewives show every other days with my lovely wife.
Burgers and Brew was my beloved restaurant back in Davis but I have to move on ... In the meanwhile Buster's Cheesesteak in Columbus Ave. alleviated the pain.