Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Parallel Computing
  • Clustering & High-Performance Computing
  • Computer Architecture

Education

  • 2014-Now
    • MS in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering)
    • Advisor: Dr. Jeanine Cook
  • 2007-2013
    • BS in Computer Hardware Engineering
    • Engineering Department, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    • Advisor: Dr. Naser Mohammadzadeh
  • 2002-2006
    • Diploma in Mathematics and Physics

Objectives

  • Developing my knowledge in the fields of Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, in order to become a leading researcher and specialist in these fields
  • Improving my proficiency and skills with computers
  • Applying my knowledge and expertise to practice
  • Keeping up with the leading trends of IT

Project Interests

  • Virtualization
  • Computer Networking
  • Desktop & Web Solutions

Languages

  • Persian (Farsi): Native
  • English: Fluent
    • TOEFL iBT: 109 (Reading: 28, Listening: 28, Speaking: 24, Writing: 29)
    • GRE General (Revised): Quantitative: 165, Verbal: 150, Analytical Writing: 3.0
  • Spanish: Notions
  • German: Notions

Professional Experience

ACAPS Research Lab, New Mexico State University Feb 2014 - Now
Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Jeanine Cook
  • Research on Active Global Address Spaces (AGAS) and HPX
Engineering School, Shahed University Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Teaching Assistant, Advanced Digital Systems Design, Instructor: Prof. Naser Mohammadzadeh
  • Responsible for 2-hour lecture and problem solving session per week
  • Evaluated students' performance through homework and exams
Pishtaz Pardazesh Pars Co. Aug 2009 - Oct 2012
Network Designer, Consultant
 Pishtaz Pardazesh Pars Co. (Now merged into its' shareholder company, Tosan) is a consulting firm specializing in implementing IT security measurements for banks, financial institutions, and governmental organizations, but also offers conventional IT services.
  • Design, implementation, and troubleshooting server solutions based on Microsoft, RedHat, and VMware products.
  • Design, implementation, and troubleshooting of regional and wide area networks.
  • Design and implementation of enterprise software solutions.
Shahed University Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
Network Designer, Consultant
 Shahed University's Data Center is in charge of hosting and maintaining all of the services offered by the university, notably the educational software, email service, and the university's websites.
  • Implementing virtualization solution based on VMware ESXi and unifying its' management
  • Studying, redesigning, and optimizing the university's internetworking infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting active services' issues, E-mail service in particular
  • Implementing a directory service and migrating/federating active services to it
  • Developing MyShahed, a web-based interface to facilitate user interaction with the integrated services offered, particularly the directory service.
  • Offering consulting and education services to the staff
Pishtaz Pardazesh Pars Co. Jan 2008 - Aug 2009
Lead Developer, Solution Architect
  • Developing enterprise and financial software solutions
  • Consulting & education services
Salam Mehr Co. Jun 2006 - Jul 2008
Lead Developer
 Salam Mehr was a call center company (now acquired by Pardakht Novin Co.), handled thousands of calls per day.
  • Developed a reporting solution to monitor call operators' activity

Other Training

  • Network courses at Rahnamafard's institute:
    • CCDP ARCH
    • Data Center
    • CISSP