I am an NSF GRFP fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in Cosmology at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. I work with Ravi K. Sheth on statistical methods and stochastic approaches which allow the data from wide-field surveys to constrain models of large-scale structure formation and cosmology.
Prior to my graduate studies at UPenn, I received my B.Sc. in Physics (with a Minor in Computer Science) at the Sharif University of Technology, where I worked with Shant Baghram and M. Reza Rahimi Tabar on the stochastic aspects of dark matter halo formation, which is called EST – Excursion Set Theory. EST uses random walks to make predictions for statistical properties of dark matter halos that probe essential features of the standard model of cosmology.