Awards & Honors
2020 - Short-listed as one of the six finalists for the Jack Keil Wolf student paper award - IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT-2020).
2019 - Best paper award - Workshop on “Reinforcement Learning for Real Life” 36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2019).
2015 - Facebook best student paper award - 31st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-2015), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2015 - My student, Victor Gabillon, won the AFIA (French Association for Artificial Intelligence) prize for the 2nd best Ph.D. thesis (completed in 2014) on artificial Intelligence in France.
2011 - Prime d’excellence scientifique - INRIA award for scientific excellence, France.
Fall 2001 - Graduate School Fellowship Nomination - University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Spring 2001 - Best student paper award - Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal, Canada.
Spring 2001 - Best poster award - Student poster workshop contest at Michigan State University.
Fall 1997 - M.S. with honors - 1st rank among 30 computer science and engineering students, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran.
Summer 1995 - Ranked 1st in the nation-wide computer science and engineering graduate school entrance examination among 5000 students in Iran.
Fall 1994 - B.S. with honors - 2nd rank among 60 computer science and engineering students, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran.