Ariyan Zarei

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence


I got my B.Sc. in Computer Science from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran. During my time at Shahid Beheshti University I was the secretary of the Scientific Association of the Computer Science Students for a year. I finished my undergraduate studies on 2018 with GPA 3.95 and started my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Arizona on fall 2019.

​​​​​Research Interests

I am mainly interested in Deep Learning, Computer Vision and Image Processing. More specifically, I'm interested in Interdisciplinary fields that combine Computer Science with other areas such as medical science, agriculture and human sciences.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

I would like to work on joint projects between Computer Science and other domains such as Medical Sciences, Human Sciences and Agriculture that exploit the use of Machine Learning and Computer Vision to overcome difficult problems.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The nature of my work is to solve real-world problems. Therefore, it is a practical field of research and study. I can always see and feel the results of my work. This is one of the greatest aspects of my research. We can also see the happiness and excitement of people whose problems have been solved. This is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

What are your career goals?

I would like to join academia as a researcher in my home country and continue my work on solving real-world problems. I would also like to develop Machine Learning related applications that help people in their lives.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I am interested in History and Literature. I read Persian Poetry from famous poets like Omar Khayyam, Ferdowsi and Rumi in my spare time. Moreover, I am interested in outdoor activities such as Hiking, Camping and Fishing. I also do Martial Arts.