Ariyan Zarei

PhD Student

Office: GS 725

Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence



I grew up in Karaj which is one of the biggest cities in Iran. I finished my high school in my hometown at the Dehkhoda School. I got my B.Sc. in Computer Science from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. During my time at Shahid Beheshti University I was the secretary of the Scientific Association of the Computer Science Students for one year. I finished my undergrad at 2018 and started my PhD in Computer Science here at the University of Arizona.

​​​​​Research Interests

I am mainly interested in Computer Vision and Image Processing and the Applications of Machine Learning. More specifically, I like to develop Machine Learning methods to solve different vision-related problems in different areas.

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

I will most probably work on one of the interdisciplinary projects related to Computer Vision and Machine Learning. They are mainly joint projects between Computer Science and Medical Science / Biology.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The nature of my work is solving real-world problems. So, 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 and that is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

What are your career goals?

I would like to join the academia as a researcher in my home country and continue my work on solving real-world problems so that I get to help people.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I am interested in History and Culture. More specifically the history of Iran. I also read Persian Poetry from famous poets like Omar Khayyam, Ferdowsi, Molana and other well-known poets. Moreover, I am interested in outdoor activities such as Hiking, Camping and Fishing.