I was born in Tehran which is the capital city of Iran. I grew up in a family which education has always been extremely appreciated; therefore, my family has always supported me financially as well as emotionally to become a well-educated person. I passed my high school which is one of the most famous ones in Tehran with GPA 18.94 (GPA is out of 20).
As far as I can remember I have always been very passionate about digits and numbers and for this and just before college graduation, I also attended some additional mathematics classes in order to learn more techniques about this field. It was then when I was introduced to statistics and after reading a few books I immediately felt enthusiastic about it. I decided to choose this field and study at university. Finally, I received the letter of acceptance from the University of Tehran (UT) which is the oldest and first ranked university in Iran to study statistics as my major for the bachelor degree.
Thanks to achieving high distinction grades at UT, I was offered TA position twice. This position is only offered by the university to high-performing students. I was very lucky to attend Prof. Persian and Dr. Amini classes who are distinguished professors of statistics in Iran working on statistical inference. It helped me to advance my theoretical and practical skills in statistics more and finally selected by the university to attend the 14th Iranian statistics student competitions in which our team ranked 3rd.
Following this great achievement, I decided to do my undergraduate project on Methods of Analyzing Big Data and Data Science and introducing this knowledge. In order for me to accomplish this goal, I had to learn more technics. Therefore, I put many efforts in learning R, which an advanced software solution in statistics by attending advanced IT training courses.
Moreover, to further my education and get my master degree, I got admission from one of the top 5 universities in Iran, Tarbiat Modares University (ranked 34 among 6000) in Mathematical Statistics. I took Advanced Multivariate, probability theory, Statistical Inference and Spatial analysis. My seminar was Analyzing High Dimensional Data by Random Forested which Dr. Golalizadeh was my supervisor.
In addition to this, to study more about my major, I started applying for different universities around the world and got admission from the University of Glasgow, Deakin University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. I decided to get another
master in Statistics so I chose SIUE to start my second master in Statistics and Operations Research.
I have taken Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (STAT 480A) and Reliability Theory with Prof. Agustin who is my advisor, Regression Analysis, Advanced Quality Control and Advanced Multivariate Analysis with Dr. Pailden who is my academic advisor, Advanced Simulation Modeling with Dr. Chew, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (STAT 480B) with Prof. A. Neath. While taking these courses, I have had several projects working with R programming and learning advanced functions and packages. I also started learning Python as another language to be able to do statistical analysis. Currently, I am graduated with the master project with Prof. Agustin which is about Software Debugging in reliability aspect.