I am a Research Associate in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield. I received my BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I worked as an installation supervisor and then as a process automation designer at Kad Industrial Controls. I received my MSc degree with Distinction from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, the University of Sheffield, in 2006 and was awarded Laverick-Webster-Hewitt Prize. I received the Overseas Research Student (ORS) Award and the University of Sheffield Fee Scholarship Award for the completion of a PhD degree (2007-2011). I then moved to the Theoretical Neurosciences Group (TNG), Institut de Neurosciences des Systemes, Marseille, France, working on the simulation of large-scale brain network. I moved back to the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering in 2012 where I am currently pursuing research in the field of complex systems, computational statistics, risk analysis and big data analytics.