Afsaneh Shirazi 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae:

You can find the pdf version of my CV here.

 

 

Education:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
M.Sc - Ph.D. in Computer Science (2002 - present).
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
B.Sc in Computer Engineering, Major: Software (1998 - 2002).
Ranked 2nd (GPA 3.8).
Thesis: Developing an Interpreter for Pascal Language.

 

 

Scholarships:

SURGE Fellowship (2002 - present).

 

 

Research Interest:

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining, inference in probabilistic logic models, web monitoring.

 

 

 

Publications:

 

H. Hajishirzi, A. Shirazi, J. Choi, E. Amir, Greedy Algorithms for Sequential Sensing Decisions, submitted to the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2009), 2009.

A. Shirazi, J. Hu, M. Singh, M. Squillante, A. Mojsilovic, A Framework for Combined Bayesian Analysis and Optimization for Services Delivery, submitted to the National Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI 2009), 2009.

A. Shirazi and E. Amir, First-Order Logical Filtering, to appear in Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) special issue in honor of John McCarthy, 2009.

A. Shirazi and E. Amir, Factored Models for Probabilistic Modal Logic, 23rd National Conference on Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2008), 2008. [pdf]

A. Shirazi and E. Amir, Probabilistic Modal Logic , 22nd National Conference on Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence  (AAAI 2007), 2007. [pdf]

A. Shirazi and E. Amir, First-Order Logical Filtering, 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005), 2005. An earlier version appeared in 7th International Symposium on the Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning (Commonsense 2005), 2005. [pdf]

A. Shirazi and G. Jaberi Pour, Developing an Interpreter for Pascal Language. Technical Report, Sharif University of Technology, 2002.

 

Invited Talks:

Probabilistic Modal Logic, Yahoo research, New York, NY. (Summer 2008)

 

Recent Work Experiences:

Summer Intern, IBM Research, T.J. Watson, Yorktown Heights, NY. (Summer 2008)

Summer Intern, Yahoo!, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA. (Summer 2006)

 

 

Recent Teaching Experiences:

 

 

Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Dept, UIUC. (Fall 2007)
CS446: Machine Learning.
 
Pert-Time Faculty, Computer Science Dept, Parkland College. (Fall 2005)
CSC220: Data Structure and Algorithms in C++.
 
Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Dept, UIUC. (Spring 2005)
CS273: Introduction to Theory of Computation.
 
Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Dept, UIUC. (Fall 2004)
CS257: Numerical Methods.
 
Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Dept, UIUC. (Fall 2003, Spring 2004)
CS101: Introduction to Computing with Application to Engineering and Physical Science.

 

 

 

 

Honors:

 

Nov 2001, ranked 5th in ACM programming contest, Asia region, Tehran site. (achieving the best woman team and second place)

Oct 2001, ranked 2nd in ACM programming contest, Sharif internal, Tehran site.

Oct 2000, ranked 8th in ACM programming contest, Sharif internal, Tehran site.

Sept 1998 - 2002, ranked 2nd among all students of computer engineering department, Sharif University of Technology.

July 1998, ranked 66th among 1500000 participants in national university entrance examination.   

Sept 1997, achieving silver medal among all participants in high school Computer Olympiad.