About me

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 is 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.

My research aims to explore the dynamics of interaction and communication among honeybee colonies, with an eye towards designing more efficient algorithms for swarm robotics. My focus is on the questions related to how local interactions among individuals can lead to successful patterns of self-regulation at the collective level. Our research was recently featured in a piece, entitled “It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research”, from the University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science.