I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at
the at York
University, where I am a member of the Theory of
Computing Group. I am also an adjunct professor at the Department of Computer
Science at the University of Manitoba, where I am a
member of the GADA
Before joining York University in July 2022, I was an
assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.
Previous to that, I was a postdoctoral associate as well as an
postdoctoral fellow at CSAIL
lab in MIT, where my adviser was
I completed my PhD in Algorithm
& Complexity Group in the Cheriton School of Computer
Science at the University
of Waterloo in Summer 2014. I completed my M.Sc. and
B.Sc. degrees at Concordia
University and the University
of Tehran, respectively.
I have a broad interest in the design, analysis, and limitations
of algorithms. I am particularly interested in online problems
such as bin packing, paging, list update, and k-Server. My
research also spans big-data applications of algorithms in data
compression, graph partitioning, and resource allocation in
cloud. I am also interested in graph algorithms and algorithmic
aspects of blockchain technology.
See the GADA lab webpage
for more details.
- Past teaching:
Comp 4060/7720 (U. Manitoba) - Topics in Algorithms -
Comp 4060/7720 (U. Manitoba) - Topics in Algorithms - Online
Algorithms (Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
COMP 4420 (U. Manitoba) - Advanced Design and Analysis of
Algorithms (Winter 2020, Winter 2022)
COMP 3170 (U. Manitoba) - Analysis of Algorithms (Winter 2018,
Winter 2019, Winter 2020)
COMP 2140 (U. Manitoba) - Data Structures (Winter 2019, Fall
2020, Fall 2021)
CS 240 (U. Waterloo) - Data Structures and Data Management
(Winter 2014, Spring 2015)
- Teaching at the University of Waterloo:
- Summer 2015: two sections of the course "CS240: Data
Structures and Data Management", University of Waterloo.
- Winter 2014: "CS240: Data Structures and Data Management",
University of Waterloo.
- Workshop on Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science
Faculty (audited), MIT
Professional Education (offered by Charles E. Leiserson
McVinnay), June 2016.
- Postdoc Leadership Workshop, MIT Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, January 2016.
- A related article
about this workshop at MIT News.
to StandUp class, ImprovBoston, Winter
- One-to-one communication lessons by Dana Jay
Bein, sponsored by Charles E. Leiserson, Fall 2016-
- Text Interview: These
Researchers Make Stand-Up Part of the Routine, The
Chronicle of Higher Education (2019)
- Text Interview: Creating
postdoc connections: The Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science pilots new ways to build
leadership and teamwork skills for its postdocs, MIT News (2016)