On December 6, 1987, I was born in Mashhad, a city in north east of Iran as the first child of the family.

In 2006, I took Iran's National University Entrance Exam and ranked 339th among 300,000 participants. Soon, I left my hometown to pursue my Bachelor's studies in the same field as my parents, Mechanical Engineering, at one of my country's most prestigious universities,  University of Tehran.

In 2011, I left Iran to follow my life-long dream of experiencing the world. I came to Vancouver, BC as a student and started my Master's studies at Simon Fraser University. In parallel I joined the SFU Fuel Cell Research Lab as a full-time Research Assistant for a series of back-to-back assignments with local industries that continued until mid 2015.

In 2015, I joined Neovasc, a specialty medical device company in Richmond, BC that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the cardiovascular marketplace, where I continued to work until and after I decided to start my journey towards Data Science in mid 2018.

In the meantime, in 2016, I proposed to Negar and we soon started our life together.

 

Two years later, in December of 2018 we travelled back to Iran after a long time and had one of our happiest trips with our wedding being at its center.

In March of 2019, and after 8 months of self-directed studies on Coursera and Udemy I left my full-time employment at Neovasc and joined BrainStation's diploma program in Data Science to pursue yet another dream of my life - seeing the world through the lens of data and logic.

Finally, in September 2019, after completing my 3-months of full-time studies and 3-months of full-time Teaching Assistantship at BrainStation, I rejoined the workforce as a Data Scientist at Mimik Technology Inc. - an edge computing startup in Downtown Vancouver.

Ever since, I took pride in designing, developing and deploying new data processing and reporting solutions, keeping my finger on their pulse at every stage and maintaining their performance through their service time, while expanding my knowledge in Data Science, Data Engineering and Cloud Computing. 

Throughout my adult life, travelling has always been one of my biggest joys. I believe that seeing the world and its people, by itself, teaches you a lot about the art of life during our limited time on this planet. So whenever life gives me a chance I take my camera and go out to see our planet's different variates of beauty.

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