I am a PhD student at CU-Boulder. I am currently a research assistant, co-advised by Prof. Liz Bradley and Dr. Orit Peleg. My work lays at the intersection of computer science, physics, and biology. Before coming to Boulder, I completed an MS in computer engineering at Azad University in my home country, Iran. I am broadly interested in using data-driven Modeling to study the underlying rules and patterns that govern emergent behavior in complex biological systems. My current focus is on the honeybee collective behavior.
At Peleg lab, we collect our own data using experiments with bees and analyze the data using an integration of techniques such as computer vision, machine learning, and topological data analysis, etc. This helps us detect various spatiotemporal patterns and phases that emerge as a result of the collective honeybee behavior. We apply the knowledge gained from these experiments to build computational models that can generate those patterns with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of the behavior under study and to inform further experiments.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, send me an email, and let’s chat about it!