About Me

I am Samira.

Currently, I am a PhD student in Language and Cognition at Institute for Logic Language and Computation at University of Amsterdam. My supervisor is Jelle Zuidema and my promoter is Rens Bod.

My general research interest is Cognitive Modeling. I am interested in working on deep neural models that are biologically plausible and can perform at a human level. I have chosen Language as the higher cognitive function that I am going to focus on because I think much of human intelligence is reflected in language.

It has been almost two years that I have been living in Amsterdam. I moved here with Mostafa, my spouse, since he started his PhD at ILLC. Actually, we started living together in Amsterdam :). When we moved here I was still working on my master thesis. On January 2015 I defended my master thesis and officially graduated from University of Tehran, where I also have my bachelor degree from. My bachelor and master degrees are both in Computer Science.

Attended NIPS 2016

December 5, 2016

Started My PhD at UvA, ILLC

February 1, 2016

Attended Autumn School for Information Retrieval and Information Foraging 2015

September 25, 2015

Defended My Master thesis

January 7, 2015

Thesis Title: Plagiarism Detection in Persian Documents Supervisor: Azadeh Shakery Abstract: With the rapid spread of the technologies for publishing textual information and improvements¬†in the accessibility of this information, plagiarism in natural language text has turned to be an important issue. Therefore, researchers are working to propose methods for automatic plagiarism detection. In this research,…

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