I am a post-doctoral researcher at ILPS, University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. I obtained my PhD in Faculty of Informatics, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. During my PhD, I spent four months visiting CIIR at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Prior to my PhD, I completed my MSc degree in the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technologies at Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran.
My PhD topic was on modeling user information needs on mobile devices. I studied this problem in three different settings. Therefore, I had the chance to explore multiple directions in Information Retrieval (IR), namely, recommender systems, unified (meta) search, and conversational systems. I intend to continue working mainly on conversational search system during my post-doctoral at UvA, while exploring various areas related to IR, machine learning, and NLP.I have been actively part of the IR community, serving as a SIGIR Student Liaison for two years. Also, I have been publishing and attending major IR conferences such as SIGIR, CIKM, CHIIR, ICTIR, and ECIR. Moreover, I have been a member of program committees (PC) of various conferences such as SIGIR, WWW, and ECIR, while reviewing for major journals in the field such as TOIS, TKDE, IP&M, and ESWA.