• SRMS/GSS/SSS Student Paper Award: The Joint Statistical Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2020)
  • Poster Award: EECS 545–Machine Learning, University of Michigan (Fall 2019)
  • Travel Award: The Joint Statistical Meeting, American Statistical Association, Denver, Colorado (2019)
  • Allan L. McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Illinois (2018)
  • Fund: The 53rd Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE): EPID 780: Causal Inference, University of Michigan (2018)
  • Travel Award: The 73rd Annual Conference of American Association for Public Opinion Research, Denver, Colorado (2018)
  • Travel Award: Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology: Statistical Methods for Population-based Cancer Survival Analysis in Venice, Italy, by the Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. (2016)
  • Ranked 1st among graduate students in Master of Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. (2012)


  • BMC Public Health
  • Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology
  • Nature Scientific Reports
  • BMC Infectious Diseases


  • Expert in programming with R, Python, C++, SAS, STATA, SPSS, Maple, Matlab, WinBUGS, Minitab, Arc GIS, LATEX, EpiInfo and EpiData
  • Expert in web designing using HTML, PHP, Macromedia Dreamweaver and MS-FrontPage
  • Expert in graphic designing software using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Macromedia Flash MX and actionscript coding, Multimediabuilder, Firework, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Expert in using advanced functions in MS-Excel, MS-Access, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint and Endnote
  • Expert in hardware installation & Network setting up


  • American Statistical Association (2014 – Present)
  • American Association for Publich Opinion Research (2016 – Present)
  • National Health Registries Committee (2014 – Present)
  • National Committee for NCD Risk Factors Surveillance (2009 – Present)
  • Iranian Statistical Society (IrSS) (2007 – Present)
  • Student Academic Association of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (2005 – 2008)


  • Farsi – native language
  • English – speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency


  • Persian calligraphy, playing Tar (Persian folk instrument), caricaturing, climbing, traveling, listening music

Further detail about my interests can be found in my CV.