Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4
I am a graduate research and teaching assistent (PhD student) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. I work in the Bioinformatics and Machine learning groups, where I am advised by Prof. Anne Condon and Prof. Mark Schmidt. I am also fortunate to collaborate with Prof. Erik Winfree and Dr. Frits Dannenberg from California Institute of Technology. My PhD research lies mainly at the intersection of bioinformatics and machine learning, and is focused on inferring parameters for nucleic acid models. Before joining UBC, I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering (Software Engineering) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2013.
DNA23 Best Student Paper Award, 2017
Computer Science Merit Scholarship, University of British Columbia, 2013-2015
Bronze Medal, Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2007
Inferring Parameters for an Elementary Step Model of DNA Structure Kinetics with Locally Context-Dependent Arrhenius Rates.
S. Zolaktaf, F. Dannenberg, X. Rudelis, A. Condon, J. Schaeffer, M. Schmidt, C. Thachuk, E. Winfree. DNA, 2017.
Inferring Parameters for a New Model of the Kinetics of Interacting DNA Strands.
S. Zolaktaf, X. Rudelis, A. Condon, J. Schaeffer, M. Schmidt, C. Thachuk, E. Winfree. DNA, 2016.
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