Ariyan Zarei

Ariyan Zarei

PhD Student
Office: GS 725
Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Advisor: Dr. Kobus Barnard


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. I previously received my B.Sc. in Computer Science from Shahid Beheshti University where I was the president of the Scientific Association of Computer Science Students. My research interests are Neural Networks, Deep Learning and applications of Computer Vision. I am working with Prof. Kobus Barnard on applications of Computer Vision and Neural Networks in Medical and Plant sciences.

​​​​​Research Interests

I am mainly interested in Deep Neural Networks, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Applied Machine Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Models. More specifically, I'm interested in Interdisciplinary fields that combine Computer Science with other areas such as medical sciences and agriculture.

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


Currently I am working on two long-term projects. More specifically, I am applying Deep Neural Networks and Image Processing methods to detect and localize tumors in large and high resolution whole slide images (WSI) of human breast tissues. Also, I am working on applying Computer Vision, Machine Learning and probabilistic methods to geo-correct and stitch high resolution images of plants in large scale.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The nature of my research is to solve real-world problems. I can always see and feel the results of my work as well as the happiness and excitement of people whose problems we solved. This is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

What are your career goals?

I'm looking forward to join academia or research and development teams to continue working on applications of computer vision and deep learning.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I am interested in History and Literature and I enjoy reading Persian Poetry. Moreover, I am interested in outdoor activities such as Fishing, Backpacking, Hiking and Camping.