“My favorite thing about UMBC is the willing and eager students, staff, and faculty interested in progress.”
Hometown: Isfahan, Iran
Degree Program: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Expected Year of Graduation: 2021
Faculty Advisor: Andrea Kleinsmith
Thesis/research topic: Investigating cognitive load and stress in group interactions
2013, M.Sc., in Information Technology, Sharif University of Technology
Why did you decide to attend UMBC?
I decided to attend UMBC because it was offering Human-Centered Computing PhD which was my research interest. Different sub-fields of Human-Computer interaction such as Affective-Computing, Virtual Reality, and Computer Supported Cooperative Works covered by high-prestige faculty members was my other motive to apply to this school
What are some of the benefits of being part of the graduate community at UMBC?
Graduate Students Association resources and inter-departments research opportunities are a couple of main benefits to me.
What is your favorite thing about UMBC?
My favorite thing about UMBC is the willing and eager of students, staff, and faculties for progress. I can see and feel success ambition in the atmosphere.
What are your plans after graduation from UMBC?
I am gonna do my best to get a research position either in academia or in industry.