I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working with Jeff Schneider. I work on devising active learning and Bayesian optimization algorithms for active search problems that arise in the fields of robotics. My research interests include inference and estimation, Bayesian Optimization, active learning, machine learning and sparse signal recovery. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, I did my PhD at Cornell University with Christoph Studer developing novel inference, estimation and initialization algorithms for applications in machine learning, imaging and wireless communications. Prior to Cornell, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I am a 2020 EECS rising star and a recipient of the 2013-2014 Cornell fellowship and 2014 Cornell Jacobs Scholarship.