I am an entrepreneur, engineer and technologist. I have built several award-winning consumer facing and enterprise products for mobile, TV and desktop platforms used by world’s biggest brands and featured in numerous news outlets. I love emerging technologies that empower people to live better lives. I believe electric guitars are one of human’s finest creations.

Professional Experience

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 and ZTE.

Prior Work Experience

  • Founder, CEO & Board Member, Tilofy, Inc.

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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.

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  • 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.

Education

  • 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)

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This is Beovision 8800, a 26-inch TV priced at $1600 in 1980. It came with an infrared remote that could also control a VCR. What is the Beovision equivalent of 2020? a @getthemirror? a @tonal? https://www.wired.com/2011/09/ff_bando/

“A big part of the friction that @zoom_us removed was that you don’t need an account, an app or a social graph to use it: Zoom made network effects irrelevant. But, that means Zoom doesn’t have those network effects either. It grew by removing defensibility.” via @benedictevans

Unsubscribe is a corona-conomy movie experiment. Here’s how a $0-budget film actually topped the US box office https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53099283

Is it me or this Standard Model Lagrangian looks a bit puzzling. https://www.askamathematician.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/sml_small.jpg

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