Entrepreneur, engineer & product nerd.
Partner & VP of Emerging Technology, Quandary Peak Research
At Quandary Peak Research, we provide expert analysis of software and computing technology.
Leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel, Walmart, Samsung, GE, Motorola and Nokia as well as top law firms choose us for our tech expertise & legal experience in matters pertaining to intellectual property consulting, expert witness testimony, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and complex software analysis.
Some of my current and former clients include:
Broadcom, Berkshire Hathaway, Foursquare, UCAR, eBay, StubHub, Sony XMotors and Tesla.
Part-time Faculty, USC Gould School of Law
Recent advances in various software disciplines have given rise to disruptive forces, affecting almost every type of business. The rapid proliferation of software in business domains and our personal lives, software questions are increasingly becoming central to a wide variety of legal matters. I created Computer Science for Lawyers to expose law students to fundamental concepts and skills in computer science that are likely to be relevant in their future professional careers.
Prior Work Experience
Founder, CEO & Board Member, Tilofy, Inc.
Tilofy’s intelligent forecasting engine analyzes massive amounts of unstructured data every second to predict consumer and behavioral trends, way in their infancy and long before they become mainstream.
Tilofy is being used by some of the world’s biggest brands, agencies and media companies empowering them to “disrupt not to be disrupted”. Here are some of the company’s clients putting Tilofy to good use.
Senior Technologist, Tech Innovation & Exploration, Samsung Electronics
Leading the U.S. development effort of integrating partner services with Samsung’s Syncplus platform. The Syncplus platform uses Shazam-like automatic content recognition technology to detect content being watched on TV.
Program Manager intern, Bing Maps, Microsoft
Owned and led the delivery of functional specs for the the event app “map app” used to surface partner event data on Microsoft Bing Maps platform.
Software Developer intern, Behavioral Targeting, Yahoo!
Designed and developed various software products for the behavioral targeting QA team Implemented an end-to-end framework for querying, visualizing and analyzing massive user behavioral data.
Geospatial Information Management R&D, USC
Design and development of GeoDec (Geospatial Decision-Making) platform, an information-rich and realistic 3-dimensional visualization and simulation of a geographical location, created rapidly and accurately.
- PhD in Computer Science, University of Southern California (2010)
- MS in Computer Science The George Washington University (2005)
- BS in Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2003)