I live and work in Vancouver, BC as a software developer and data analyst.
My hobbies include working out, hiking, and self studying different subjects such as finance, operations management, entrepreneurial business administration, etc.
If you live or work near Downtown Vancouver and any of those subjects interests you, I'd like to meet you over a cup of coffee or during the lunch break.
B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (specialized in software)
Some coursework: Data Structures and Algorithms, Design of Algorithms, Theory of Machines and Languages, Artificial Intelligence, Compiler Design, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Numerical Computation, Programming Languages, Database Design, Expert Systems, Computer Simulation, Computer Graphics, Linear Algebra.
Honours thesis under supervision of Prof. Mohammad Ghodsi, entitled "Online Auctions Analysis Using Evolutionary Simulation".
Ruby on Rails
Web Analytics / Data Analysis
Matlab / Octave
Francesco Bonchi, Pooya Esfandiar, David F. Gleich, Chen Greif, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan: Fast Matrix Computations for Pairwise and Columnwise Commute Times and Katz Scores. Internet Mathematics 8(1-2): 73-112 (2012).
Francesco Bonchi, Pooya Esfandiar, David F. Gleich, Chen Greif, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan: Fast matrix computations for pair-wise and column-wise commute times and Katz scores, CoRR abs/1104.3791: (2011).
Pooya Esfandiar, Francesco Bonchi, David F. Gleich, Chen Greif, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, Byung-Won On: Fast Katz and Commuters: Efficient Estimation of Social Relatedness in Large Networks. WAW 2010: 132-145.
Ramin Halavati, Saeed Bagheri Shouraki, Sima Lotfi, Pooya Esfandiar: Symbiotic Evolution of Rule Based Classifier Systems. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools 18(1): 1-16 (2009).