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Education

  • B.Sc., Hardware Engineering (2010)
    Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    GPA: 18.62/20 (Ranked 1st)
    Dissertation Title: Integration, Verification, and Evaluation of a Fault-Tolerant Embedded Microprocessor

Awards and Honors

  • Selected as the best poster nominee for the dissertation abstract in Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE) PhD Forum, 2015
  • Awarded Google travel grant for attending 41st International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), 2014
  • Selected dissertation abstract for DAC PhD Forum (~30% acceptance rate) and awarded the corresponding scholarship, 2014
  • Awarded SIGDA’s CADathlon scholarship (held in conjunction with ICCAD), 2013
  • Awarded Design Automation Conference (DAC) Young Student Support, 2011 & 2012 (two times)
  • Awarded USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship, 2010
  • Ranked 1st in B.Sc. among 25 hardware engineering students
  • Ranked 2nd in Youth Khawrazmi Festival (a national festival for students’ inventions) for creating “soccer player robot” in Tehran, 2004
  • Ranked 3rd in the 2nd Babol Azad University contest (Robotic Contest), 2003
  • Ranked 2nd in the 2nd HelliCup (Robotic Contest) & announced as the qualified junior team for international RoboCup, 2003
  • Ranked 1st in the 1st HelliCup (Robotic Contest), 2002
  • Recognized as a talented student in the entrance exam of National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) for middle and high school, 1999 & 2002