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Manager Project

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
January 29, 2018

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Solmaz Shariat Torbaghan

New York, NY 310-***-**** MA. Psychology, New York University (NYU), New York, USA Feb ‘14 - Sep ‘16 MSc. Computational & Systems Biology, Royal Inst. of Tech. (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden Sep ‘08 - Dec ‘10 BSc. Computer Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Sept ‘03 – Feb ‘08 Kiorpes Lab, Department of Psychology/CNS, NYU, New York, NY Aug ‘12 – Jul ‘17 Research Scientist / Lab Manager

• Supervised and managed 3 members of research staff

• Designed and implemented experiments studying the development and pathology of the visual system

• Used Regression models, bootstrapping/Monte-Carlo methods and Fourier analysis to model and analyze large datasets (MATLAB)

• Collaborated with a team of 6 scientists and technicians on multiple projects, evaluated the research questions, and monitored the day to day laboratory tasks

• Conducted literature reviews, presented progress reports to the team, and co-authored peer-reviewed articles on experimental findings

Kastner Lab, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Feb ‘11- Dec ‘12 Research Scientist

• Supervised summer interns

• Analyzed brain BOLD signal data from fMRI experiments (MATLAB, AFNI, SUMA and SPSS) Bisley Lab, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Apr ‘10- Dec ‘10 Visiting Graduate Scientist

• Designed and implemented an experiment to study neural mechanisms underlying attention.

• Used a generalized linear model to explain behavioral data with the neural data (MATLAB) Parspooyesh Fanavar, Tehran, Iran Mar ‘07 – Jun ‘09 Junior software developer and designer

• Used Python to develop and design authentication, authorization and accounting programs to sell internet and VoIP services as part of a 4-member development team

• Implemented a web service using SOAP / WSDL

• Prepared reports, manuals and other required documentations for clients Namvaran Pazhoohesh va Tose'e, Tehran, Iran Mar ‘08 – Jul ‘08 Freelance project manager and software designer

• Developed a database and a user–friendly software for data extraction, statistical analysis and visualization of different indicators related to historic record of Namvaran clients and projects

• Met regularly as the team manager with the client to understand client needs and requirements and managed the team of two developers

Coursework: Machine learning, Big Data, Mathematical Tools for Cognitive Science, ANOVA, Simulation & Data Analysis, Beyond Math-tools, Statistics and Probability, Numeric analysis, Database technology, Computation theory, Mathematical modeling, Project management, Statistics and Probability, Numeric analysis, Algorithm theory, Operating systems, Computer graphics Projects:

• Predicted job success based on Student’s credentials: Cleaned up data using feature representation, one-hot- encoding and normalization. Used regularized linear regressions, and logistic ordinal regression to predict salary using students credentials.

• Assessed whether Uber/Taxi usage can predict gentrification. Used EMR clusters with Hadoop MapReduce techniques and regression to analyze huge datasets of Uber/Taxi and construction permits issued/income as gentrification indicators.

Computer Skills: MATLAB, Python, MySQL, Hadoop, MapReduce, NumPy, SciPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, HDFS, AWS, Signal Processing; Familiar with: TensorFlow, C#, Spark, Pig, D3, HTML; Mac OS, Linux, WIN Language Skills: Persian (native), English (fluent), French (conversational) Interests: Music (soprano vocals and piano), Cooking, Traveling, Cinema classics Education




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