Welcome to my personal website.
I am a Ph.D. student in Data Science at HEC Montreal (the Business School of the University of Montreal). Before joining HEC, I received a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and an M.Sc. in Economics, both from the Sharif University of Technology. I had also been a research fellow in applied economics at the Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS) for four years.
Broadly speaking, I love to exploit data to solve practical issues that business people and policymakers face. My main research interests include applied econometrics, statistical and causal inference, and machine learning. I am particularly interested in issues relating to energy economics/policy and electricity markets.
I combine both reduced-form and structural approaches to answer research questions and employ techniques that span economics, mathematics, statistics, and data science.
“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening my axe.” Abraham Lincoln
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Albert Szent-Györgyi
“The challenge in economic research lies not in coming up with a good answer as much as in asking the right question.” Ricardo Perez-Truglia