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Research interests

I passion about finding scalable, explainable, and reliable machine learning (ML) solutions for applications in precision medicine. The core aim of precision medicine is to find the right treatment at the right time for the right patient, and ML can substantially aid in realizing these goals. In my research, I try to i) use scalable ML solutions on large clinical cohorts to spell heterogeneity in healthy and patient populations; ii) find interpretable ML solutions somehow we can translate the decisions of an ML model into practical recommendations for both clinicians and patients, and iii) exploit model uncertainty estimation techniques for more reliable decision making.


  • November 2022-Now: Assistant professor at the department of cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
  • September 2020-November 2022: Postdoc researcher at the department of psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • April 2017-September 2020: Postdoc researcher at Donders institute for brain, cognition, and behavior, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Current courses

  • Methods for Responsible AI
  • Advanced Data Processing
  • Master's Thesis Data Science in Action

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Computer science, PhD, University of Trento

1 Sept 201326 Apr 2017

Award Date: 26 Apr 2017

Master’s Degree, CIMeC, University of Trento

1 Sept 201121 Jul 2013

Award Date: 21 Jul 2013

Computer science, Bachelor’s Degree, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

1 Sept 20024 Jul 2007

Award Date: 4 Jul 2007

External positions

Reseacrh (Donders Institute)

1 Jan 2024 → …

Research (University Medical Center Utrecht)

1 Sept 2020 → …


  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroimaging
  • Federated Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Mental Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Deep learning
  • Normative Modeling
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Artificial Intelligence


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