The University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Scholar • Jan., 2024 — Present

Rice University

Postdoctoral Research Associate • Oct., 2020 — Dec., 2023

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Research Assistant • Aug., 2015 — Aug., 2020


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

PhD, Aerospace Engineering • 2015 — 2020

  • Computational Science and Engineering Fellow
  • Graduate College Conference Travel Award
  • Mentor at SLOAN University Center of Exemplary Mentoring at Illinois
  • Mentor at Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE)

Model Order Reduction of convection dominated flow, Stabilization of time-varying projection based reduced order models

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

MSc., Aerospace Engineering • 2011 — 2013

  • Scholarship for graduate studies at AUT, Tehran, Iran

Aerodyamancs analysis of low-Reynolds number flapping wings

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering • 2007 — 2011

  • Distinguished B.Sc Dissertation in Aerospace awarded by Iranian Aerospace Society
  • Top 5% class of 2011

Aerodyamancs of low-Reynolds number wings with signigicant laminar to turbulent transition


Model error discovery

Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2020 — present

A regression-type algorithm is used to discover the missing terms of a surrogate model from the observations of the corresponding high-dimensional system

Research Assistant (PhD thesis) • 2015 — 2020

A novel framework to reduce the convection dominated flows is developed. An image-registration-like approach is developed to learn an optimal manifold and the governing partial differential equations are projected and solved on this realized manifold


Research Assistant (PhD thesis) • 2019 — 2020

A new approach to stabilize time-varying ROMs is developed based on an optimal modification of the point-wise system matrices


Cryptocurrency high-frequency arbitrage bot

Personal project • 2017

Implemented a high-frequency arbitrage bot on GDAX (currently Coinbase Pro) Python API and deployed it on Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers

Aerodynamics of low-speed flapping wings

Research Assistant • 2011 — 2013

Computationally studied the aerodynamics of hover and forward flight of a low-speed flapping wing


Graduate Research Assistant • 2011

Computationally proved the advantages of back-facing step flow on aerodynamic efficiency of an airfoil in transitional regime



Computational Science and Engineering Fellow

UIUC, IL • 2017

Graduate College Conference Travel Award

UIUC, IL • 2017

Chair's Fellowship Award [declined]

Northeastern University, Boston, MA • 2015

Fellowship Award [declined]

University of Virginia University, Charlottesville, VA • 2015

RMMC/CBMS Conference Travel Award

Laramie, WY • 2015

Scholarship for graduate studies as top 5% Class of 2011

AUT, Tehran, Iran • 2011

Distinguished B.Sc Dissertation

Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran • 2011