• About ME

    Hi! My name is Mina Valizdeh. I am a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This website is where you can find more about me!

  • Education

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Aug. 2018-present

    • Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
    • Advised by Prof. Natalie Parde

    University of Tehran

    2014-2018

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • GPA: 17.53/20
    • Senior Project: Heart Sound Classification Using Machine Learning Tools.
  • Research Interests

    Machine Learning & Deep Learning

    NLP & Data Mining

    Data Science & Mathematical Modeling

    Computer Vision & Image Processing

  • Research Experience

    Research Assistant

    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

    2018 - Present

    Working on:

    • Artificial intelligence applications in rehabilitation targeting participation of young persons with disabilities.
    • Detecting self-disclosure in online forums using deep learning tools.
    • Developing a conversational agent to facilitate cognitive health screening in older adults using machine learning tools.
  • Publications

    • S. Farzana, M. Valizadeh, and N. Parde. Modeling Dialogue in Conversational Cognitive Health Screening Interviews. LREC 2020. Paris, France.        See Publication

     

  • Teaching Experience

    Computer Architecture Teaching Assistant

    Jan. 2020- May 2020

    Instructed by: Mitchell Theys

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching computer hardware; building blocks, logic gates, registers, and memory; CPU design; I/O design (using C++ and Arduino).

     

    Computer Architecture Teaching Assistant

    Jan. 2019- Dec. 2020

    Instructed by: Patrick Troy

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching computer hardware; building blocks, logic gates, registers, and memory; CPU design; I/O design (using C++ and Arduino).

     

    Engineering Camp Instructor

    May 2019- Jul. 2019

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching different computer algorithms and programming languages such as python and C++ to more than 100 students per week from different age groups.

     

  • Certifications

    Neural Networks & Deep Learning

    Apr. 2020

    Issuing Organization: deeplearning.ai

    See credential

     

    Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization, and Optimization

    Issuing Organization: deeplearning.ai

    See credential

     

    Convolutional Neural Networks

    Issuing Organization: deeplearning.ai

    See credential

     

    Structuring Machine Learning Projects

    Issuing Organization: deeplearning.ai

    See credential

     

    Natural Language Processing in TensorFlow

    Issuing Organization: deeplearning.ai

    See credential

     

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