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Soheyla Amirian

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Lecturer, School of Computing

I am currently a faculty lecturer at the School of Computing, University of Georgia, where I am also leading our educational and research efforts at the Applied Machine Intelligence Initiatives & Education (AMIIE) Laboratory, working with a multidisciplinary team of faculty members, students, and investigators to design, build, validate, and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven machine learning (ML) algorithms and statistical learning in different settings, such as public health, imaging informatics, and education. I earned my BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. all in Computer Science, with a focus on AI, computer vision, and machine learning/deep learning computational components. 

I take an active interest in mentoring and teaching students, as it has been an essential part of my appointments at the University of Georgia. I have had substantial teaching experience in several undergraduate courses within the UGA School of Computing. Examples include CSCI 2610 Discrete Mathematics, CSCI 2611 Discrete Mathematics for engineering, CSCI 1301 Intro Computing Program (Java), CSCI 2725 Data Structures for data science, CSCI 2720 Data Structures and Algorithms, and CSCI 1360 Informatics and Data Analytics. 

I am the 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence CSCI Outstanding Achievement awardee, the 2021 UGA Outstanding Teaching Assistant, the NVIDIA GPU awardee, the 2020 and 2022 ACM Richard TAPIA Conference Scholarship awardee, and I were named a finalist of the 2020 NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Collegiate Award. Of late, I have authored 25+ peer-reviewed publications, and I have organized several conferences and tutorials on computational intelligence in digital health sciences, serving as a program committee member in different conferences (e.g., ISVC).


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Georgia, USA
  • M.Sc. in Information Technology Engineering, Computer Networks, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran
  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering- Software, Azad Univeristy of Lahijan, Lahijan, Iran

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