Update - May 2017:
Currently working as a volunteer research assistant with Data-Smart City Solutions, 

Update - May 2016:
Currently working as a data science fellow at Data Science for Social Good Fellowship at

Update - May 2015: 
Currently working as a data science fellow at "The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good" at 


I am a PhD Candidate in Information Systems at Warrington College of Business, University of Florida (UF).

My research interests are in the areas of social interactions on online communities, social networks and social media, design science, open source, and digital transparency and openness (open dataopen accessopen science).

My favorite types of analyses are social network analysis. large scale data mining, machine learning, econometrics, and text Mining.

Before joining UF in 2013, I received my MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Before that, I received an MSc in Industrial Engineering (Socioeconomics Information Systems) and a BSc in Computer Science from IUST and Sharif University of Technology.

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Office Address:
University of Florida,
Warrington College of Business 
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
PO Box 117169
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7169